Here are our picks for the major sporting events you should put on your bucket list for 2023.
●10th January 2023
2023 promises to be a huge year for sports as several major competitions are anticipated. The big sporting events are important for athletes who spend their entire lives training hard to succeed in these competitions and proudly represent their nation.
In addition to these annual events, a number of significant sporting occasions, such as the FIFA World Cups and the CAF Competitions will be seen globally. Here are our picks for the major sporting events you should put on your bucket list for 2023 to watch online, on TV, or, ideally, get a ticket and travel to watch live in the stadium with the crowds:
FIFA Club World Cup – February 6-12 (Morocco are hosts)
The FIFA Club World Cup is a men’s football tournament held annually in one nation. To compete for the coveted trophy, the winners of the OFC Champions League, AFC Champions League, CONCACAF Champions League, CAF Champions League, Copa Libertadores, UEFA Champions League, and a club from the host nation are gathered on stage together.
The teams participating in the tournament are Real Madrid (Spain), Flamengo (Brazil), Seattle Sounders (USA), Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) and Auckland City (New Zealand), with Madrid and Flamengo as the heavy favorites to reach the Final.
This year, the tournament is set to take place in February between 1-11, and the host country is African giants Morocco.
FIFA Women’s World Cup – July 20 -August 20 (Australia and New Zealand are hosts)
The Women’s FIFA World Cup, which was first hosted in 1991 with 12 teams, will have 32 countries for the first time ever.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China PR, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea Republic, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Vietnam and Zambia will come over on the biggest stage of female football to write history starting from July 20 to August 20.
With Australia and New Zealand selected as joint hosts, the competition will have two host countries for the first time.
UEFA Champions League Final – June 10 (Istanbul, Turkey are hosts)
One of the most anticipated and watched football events in the world is the UEFA Champions League Final. On June 10, 2023, the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul will host the UCL championship game, with the finalists to be determined.
2022 African Nations Championship – 13 January – 4 February (Algeria are hosts)
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will host the seventh edition of the biennial association football competition known as the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship, which will include national teams made up of players who are currently competing in their respective local leagues. The tournament’s current iteration will take place in Algeria from January 13 until February 4, 2023.
Following a video-conferenced executive committee meeting on September 10, 2020, CAF rescheduled the competition from 10 July to 1 August 2022 to January 2023, citing the postponement of the 2020 African Nations Championship to 2021 and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa as well as the already-scheduled 2022 FIFA World Cup in November–December 2022.
Wimbledon – July 3-16 (London, England are hosts)
Tennis lovers will have a full schedule in 2023 as some of the biggest tournaments are scheduled to take place. Wimbledon, which was established in 1877, is the oldest and most famous tennis competition in the world. The Championship is slated to take place in July in England.
US Open – August 28 – September 10 (New York, USA are hosts)
Another reputable tennis tournament is also planned during the summer of 2023. The US Open is a fantastic opportunity to watch well-known superstars on one court. The competition will begin on August 28 and go through September 10 in New York, USA.
Rugby World Cup – September 8 – October 28 (France are hosts)
Men’s rugby’s premier international competition, the Rugby World Cup, is a tournament held every four years.
This year’s championship, which will take place in France between September 8 and October 28, will include twelve participating teams; South Africa, New Zealand, England, Wales, Ireland, France, Australia, Japan, Scotland, Argentina, Fiji, and Italy.
The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup – October – November (India are hosts).
The International Cricket Council hosts the ICC Cricket World Cup, the fourth-largest athletic event in the world. New Zealand, England, India, and Pakistan advance to the semifinals after playing against all six of the other teams in their respective groups.
India will host the 13th edition of the competition in the fall of 2023, which will begin in October and run through November.
NBA Finals – June 1 – 18 (North West England are hosts)
Basketball is likely the second-most watched and well-liked sport in the United States, right behind American Football. The NBA playoffs is a postseason competition held by the National Basketball Association each year to determine the league champion.
The top six NBA teams with the greatest winning percentage automatically qualify for the playoffs, while the teams finishing seventh through tenth must continue in the play-in rounds. The NBA Finals are scheduled to take place in June 2023, following the start of the playoffs on April 15, 2023.
Super Bowl – Feb 12 (Glendale, Arizona are hosts)
The Super Bowl, a tremendously popular sporting event, determines the National Football League (NFL) champion each year. The 57th occasion will occur in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12, 2023.
Other events to keep an eye on:
U17 AFCONU20 AFCON
U17 FIFA WORLD CUP
U20 FIFA WORLD CUP
2023 UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL
2023 UEFA EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE FINAL
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