The world of sport was brought to a vicious halt in 2020. Covid-19 saw fans left out of sporting arenas, and leagues and competitions themselves postponed until further notice. Although life isn’t exactly back to normal yet, it’s certainly looking up for fans and athletes alike.
With a slightly lackluster year in 2020, the events will be coming thick and fast this year. We’ve already seen some great sporting events like the Superbowl and Champions League final. But there’s more to come. Some of these events will be the perfect opportunity to have a guys night in. So what are the major sporting events you should be on the lookout for?
After being postponed last summer, we will finally see the kick-off of Euro 2020 this summer. The tournament will be hosted by a number of different cities across Europe, making each game its own unique experience. What makes this Euro’s so exciting is that there are a series of teams that are well capable of winning the tournament. Reigning champions Portugal looks even stronger than they did in 2016. World champions France have an ever-improving squad with some of the greatest talents in the world. The English national team is the strongest it’s looked at in years. Then the likes of Germany, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands also prove to be a threat in major international tournaments.
Even the individual performances of the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kevin De Bruyne will be worth tuning in for. Every game at the Euros will also welcome fans back into the grounds. With the games being played in Hungary and England to feature maximum capacity crowds.
Another major competition that was eagerly anticipated last year, the Olympic Games in Tokyo are set to go ahead this summer. After some speculation about the games going ahead, Olympic Games president Seiko Hashimoto has confirmed the games will go ahead as planned. With 205 nations and 11,000 athletes set to feature at the Olympic Games, Tokyo will set the scene for the biggest multi-sport event in the world. The Olympic Games will feature 33 individual sports, with the tournament running from July 23rd to August 8th.
January’s UFC PPV saw the return of MMA superstar Conor McGregor. After a lot of media and comments in the news, the Irishman had everyone convinced he was back for good. He was set to take on Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi and then go on to fight for the UFC lightweight belt. However, that didn’t exactly go to the plan for “The Notorious”. He faced a knockout loss to the fighter from the United States, despite it going the other way when the fighters met.
Now with one win apiece, the two are set to fight it out for the third time. The pair will fight in Las Vegas on July 10th to end the rivalry once and for all. In what’s set to be one of the biggest combat events of the year, it’s hard to tell who will win.
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