There are some huge sports events taking place in 2019 (as there are every year). Here are 5 of the biggest events on the planet this year. If you are planning a trip anywhere in the world, the Savvy Flyer can help with flights, accommodation and more.
Cricket World Cup – England
The Cricket World Cup is taking place in England and Wales this year with the top 10 teams taking part between 30th May â€“ 15th July. England have a great chance as they are the number 1 ranked 50 over team and with home advantage could have a great tournament. The usual suspects will be trying to stop them. India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand will be aiming for glory. One of the unfancied teams could make a bold bid for the title. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, The West Indies and Sri Lanka will all be looking to tear up the rule book and cause some upsets along the way. Games are played at various grounds in England and Wales.
US Open Golf â€“ USA
The iconic Pebble Beach is the venue for the 2019 US Open which will see golfers from across the globe battle it out over 72 (or maybe more) holes for the title and a cheque for $2.16million. A far cry from the $150 dollars Horace Rawlins took home when winning the 1st US Open in 1895. Pebble Beach is located on the Pacific West Coast of the USA on the Monterey Peninsula which is a beautiful area of the world and well worth exploring if you are heading to this yearâ€™s tournament.
Rugby World Cup â€“ Japan
The top Rugby Union sides from across the world will be aiming for glory in Japan in 2019. For 6 weeks from late September to early November there will be a plethora of cauliflower ears on show and hopefully some scintillating rugby from the best players in the world. There are 12 cities across Japan hosting games with Tokyo, Sapporo, Yokohama, Toyota, Kobe and Fukuoka notable places where you can catch a game. Full details
World Aquatics Championships â€“ South Korea
The 2019 World Aquatics Championships will be held in Gwangju, South Korea in the summer of 2019. From 12th July to 28th July spectators will be able to take in swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming, open water swimming and high diving. There will be much interest for home grown talents such as Adam Peaty who will be looking to add to his 3 world championship medals.
Africa Cup of Nations – Egypt
The 32nd Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Egypt from June 15th to July 13th 2019 and will see the top African football teams playing. Cameroon are the defending champions and were due to host this yearâ€™s competition but hosting responsibilities have been switched to Egypt.
There are of course lots more sporting events taking place around the world in 2019 such as the Masters Golf, Formula 1, Melbourne Cup, Kentucky Derby, the Champions League final in Madrid, the Indianapolis 500, the Womenâ€™s Football World Cup in France, Tour de France, World Athletics Championships and so onâ€¦
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