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The sports landscape in 2023 promises excitement for enthusiasts. There are a number of major sports tournaments and events scheduled to take place throughout the year of 2023, from the Cricket World Cup to the Rugby World Cup to the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Furthermore, the athletes of the nation will be keenly looking forward to carrying on the momentum from the Tokyo Olympics into the Paris Olympics which is scheduled to be held in Paris in 2024.
With the numerous qualifiers underway, 2023 will indeed be an important year for the athletes looking to make it big in the Summer Games 2024.
It is worth noting that besides the annual Asian and world championships for various sports and the tennis Grand Slams, there are some big quadrennial events which happened in 2023
Another important ongoing event is the FIFA women’s world cup which commenced from July to August; hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Though India will not feature in this event, it will indeed be an entertaining spectacle for the enthusiasts.
Another football event that every football fan from India will most definitely be looking forward to is the AFC Asian Cup, 2023. With the improvement of the national football team, everyone will be keeping a close eye on the team’s endeavor at the tournament.
Furthermore, with India’s outstanding performance at the Thomas Cup 2022, focus will be on 2023 and fans will be looking forward to stars like PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth to bring home more glory from top competitions around the world.
Most Anticipated Sporting Events of 2023
Here is a look at some of the most anticipated sporting events in 2023:
Cricket World Cup
The 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup will be held in India from October 5 to November 19, 2023. This will be the second time that India hosts the Cricket World Cup, the last time being in 2011 wherein team India managed to lift the cup. The tournament will feature 10 teams of the best nations of the world battling it out to secure the ultimate prize.
Rugby World Cup
The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be held in France from September 8 to October 28, 2023. This will be the tenth Rugby World Cup, and the first to be held in France since 2007. The tournament will feature 20 teams, including all of the top-ranked rugby nations.
FIFA Women’s World Cup
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is being held in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, 2023. This will be the ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the first to be hosted by two countries. The tournament is featuring 32 teams, including all of the top-ranked women’s football nations.
The 44th Ryder Cup will be held at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy from September 25 to October 1, 2023. This will be the first time that the Ryder Cup has been held in Italy. The tournament will feature a plethora of world class golfers from all across the globe competing for the top position.
These are just a few of the many exciting sporting events that will take place in 2023. If you are a sports fan, be sure to mark your calendars for these events. You won’t want to miss them!
Other Major Sporting Events in 2023
In addition to the events mentioned above, there are a number of other major sporting events scheduled to take place in 2023. These include:
|World Athletics Championships
|World Badminton Championships
|August 28 – September 10
Road Safety World Series
|New York, USA
Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Kanpur, Indore, Dehradun, Raipur
|World Weightlifting Championships
|Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
|World Rowing Championships
Indian Moto GP
|World Wrestling Championships
|September 23 – October 8
Pro Kabaddi League
ICC Cricket World Cup
|World Tour Finals
|AFC Asian Cup
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