At first glance, this summer might seem like one of those summers where there is a dearth of sporting events. No major international football tournament, no Olympics and seemingly no sporting fun.
However, we are here to tell you that there is still so much sport to enjoy this summer. So, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Regardless of whether you like to have a gamble on new slot sites or not, there promises to be some edge-of-the-seat stuff this summer.
The African Cup of Nations 15th June – 13th July, Egypt
The African Cup of Nations will take place in the summer for the first time this year, rather than during the domestic season as is usually the case.
There will be a total of 24 teams competing in the tournament which is another first. Usually it is a competition comprising of just 16 sides.
The reigning champions are Cameroon, who were stripped of the right to host the tournament after concerns were made over the infrastructure at Cameroon’s stadiums.
Expect an African football feast this summer, as hosts Egypt look to retain their dominance in this competition.
Women’s World Cup 7th June – 7th July, France
Phil Neville will lead England’s Lionesses into the World Cup, hoping to build on the solid record he has enjoyed so far as manager of England.
The USA are the holders and favourites to retain the trophy. But England will be in France looking to make a name for themselves and are confident of a strong performance.
In total, 24 teams will compete for the trophy in France and it looks set to be a very interesting tournament indeed.
The Open 18 – 21st July, Northern Ireland
The oldest golf major will take place outside of Great Britain for only the second time at Royal Portrush.
The Open is the only major to take place outside of the United States. Francesco Molinari is the holder of the trophy having been successful, having been successful in Carnoustie in 2018.
The likes of Rory Mcllroy, Brooks Koeka and Justin Rose will all be hoping to take the title from him.
And don’t forget Tiger Woods. The 43-year-old won his first major championships in eleven years when he won the Masters in April in a fairytale story.
One thing is for sure, Woods’ confidence will be high.
The Ashes 1st August – 16th September, England
The Ashes returns to England this summer as Old Trafford, Headingly, Edgbaston, Lords and the Oval play host to the biggest cricket tournament of them all.
Last time out, the Ashes was played in Australia, and the hosts thumped England with a whitewash victory of 4-0 over the series.
England are slight favourites to get some revenge for their loss last time out, but Australia will be hoping that they can inflict yet more misery on England.
Other Summer Tournaments
Of course, there are also all the familiar annual summer tournaments for sport fans to look forward to.
- The Tour de France will commence on the 6th July and conclude on the 28th July
- Wimbledon begins on the 1st July and ends on the 14th July
- The U.S. Open tennis begins on the 26th August, ending on the 8th September
- Rugby League Challenge Cup final on the 24th August
There will also be a total of eight Grand Prixs taking place too:
- French Grand Prix 23rd June
- Austrian Grand Prix 30th June
- British Grand Prix 14th July
- German Grand Prix 28th July
- Hungarian Grand Prix 4th August
- Belgian Grand Prix 1st September
- Italian Grand Prix 8th September
- Singapore Grand Prix 22nd September
And if that wasn’t enough, you also have the Netball World Cup taking place from 12th – 21st July in Liverpool, the Aquatics World Championships in South Korea from 12th – 28th July and an all American baseball clash in London between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
With such a feast of sport ahead of us, this summer is looking to be anything but boring for sport fans.