The year 2023 will host some major sporting events for the world to see. There are several international competitions that will take place, including one of the most popular sports; soccer. This article will discuss each major sporting event that has been planned so far for 2023 and what fans and NFL betting gurus can expect from each one.
The Ashes, Australia — England (June 16 – July 31)
The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia, although it has also been contested by other teams in the past. The Ashes have been played every two years since 1883, with the exception of 1914-1918 while World War I was taking place.
The Australian team seemed to have won the Ashes more times than England did; Australia has won 34 of their 72 matches against England and lost 32 times, while England have won 32 times, lost 34 times and tied 6 times.
This year the Ashes will be held at five different venues in England including the Oval and Old Trafford. The event will run through from 16th of June to the 31st of July.
The Ryder Cup, Italy — Italy (September 25 – October 1)
The Ryder Cup is a golf competition for men which takes place every two years. The event was first held in 1927 and it is named after an English businessman. The tournament is run by the PGA of America and it involves each team taking turns to host the event over a two-year period. The Ryder Cup has been held at several locations in Europe and the United States, with five venues hosting it more than once
The 2023 Ryder Cup takes place on the 29th of September to the 1st of October 2023 at the Guidonia Montecelio, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy.
Winter Universiade 2023 — (January 12 – January 22)
The Winter Universiade is held every two years, with the next one scheduled for 2023. The event was first held in 1959 and has been contested by student athletes from around the world since its inception. This year’s games will be hosted in Lake Placid, New York in the US.
Major events during this event include:
- Ice hockey
- Ice skating
- Nordic skiing
The host city will also play host to many smaller competitions as well as cultural events such as concerts, comedy shows and fireworks displays. It comes up from 12th of January to 22nd of January, 2023. A massive number of 1443 athletes will be participating in the event this year.
FIFA Women’s World Cup — Australia and New Zealand (July 20 – August 20)
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is a worldwide football tournament played by the women’s national senior teams of the members of FIFA, the sport’s international governing body. The event is being held in four year intervals and comes up the year after the men’s world cup. The 2019 edition was held in nine cities in France and was won by the United States, making them retain the trophy after a win in 2015 as well.
The upcoming edition will be held from 20 July to 20 August 2023 in Australia and New Zealand. It will be held at 10 stadiums in nine cities altogether.
Cricket World Cup — India (Date TBD)
The Cricket World Cup is an international cricket tournament played by the men’s national teams of the member nations of the ICC, which is the governing body for international cricket. The event was first organized in 1975, with India winning the inaugural tournament. The current champions are England, who won as a host in 2019. This edition will be held from October to November, 2023 and will be hosted by India.
The teams playing in this year’s competition are:
- New Zealand
Rugby World Cup — France (September 8 – October 28)
The Rugby World Cup will be held in France from September 8 to October 28. It will take place in nine cities across France, including Bordeaux and Lyon.
This sporting event is one of the biggest events on the international sports calendar. In 2019, over 2 million people attended matches at five stadiums across Japan, which hosted the last World Cup. This year’s tournament will include 20 nations competing for the trophy. Teams from England, Japan and Wales have all qualified for this year’s event; South Africa was also successful after winning the competition last time.
The year 2023 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest in sporting history. Meanwhile, not to forget the NFL SuperBowl fixture this year too; it promises to be a great one. With all of these events taking place over a short period of time, it’s going to be hard for any sports betting fan not to catch some excitement!