2020 was an unpleasant year for sports with multiple cancellations, rescheduling and postponements. In 2021, however, there is a glimmer of hope, as numerous sporting events have already been scheduled to thrill and entertain you throughout the year. This also comes as great news for people who invest in sports betting, as you can join sites like GG Bet to place real money wagers and make some money. Check out some of the major sporting events to look forward to in Europe 2021.
Speed lovers will be in for a treat with the debut WRC (World Rally Championship) in Croatia. The top sporting event will see participants cover over 1,000 kilometres with twenty special stages, showcasing Croatia’s gorgeous countryside. The initial stage will be all pomp and colour, as competitors drive through Zagreb Fair. Part of the track will be located inside the pavilion which will be the first in WRC history. The super-fun event has attracted 80 competitors. Daniel Saskin, the President of the Organizing Committee of Croatia Rally 2021, announced that it will be a well-organized event that will be exciting to watch in front of the screens and live.
Which football team is going home with the 2021 FA Cup? You can find out during the 140th season of the FA Cup that will take place on 15th May, as the teams battle it out at the Wembley Stadium, London. The matches will be between Southampton or Leicester City versus Manchester City or Chelsea. The winning team will secure a place in the group stages of the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League. Organizers are hoping that this will be among the sporting events that will see the return of a large number of spectators in the stadium after the pandemic.
The French Open will be featuring 2 weeks of world-class tennis action. For the first time, the tournament will have night sessions, thanks to the introduction of a new roof and floodlights in the main court. Dubbed the Roland-Garros, it will feature a total of 26 rounds that will end with the Women’s Singles Final and the Men’s Singles Final. Amelie Oudea Castera, the general manager of the French Tennis Federation, in an interview, said that the tournament might see the return of crowds but not in their usual numbers. Iga Swiatek will join the women’s draw as the reigning champion, while Rafael Nadal will be defending the title on the men’s side.
The East London Rugby Club will host the biggest Rugby 9s festival in Europe on 18th July 2021. This is none other than the London 9s Rugby Festival. Fans will get a chance to enjoy games from both women’s and men’s pool groups. Get ready to witness fast-paced 15-minute games with unlimited interchanges and no halftime. Each team will get a minimum of 60 minutes of the game. Rules stipulate that each squad can have up to 15 players, and the teams will participate in three pool games with a final/playoff. Note that gates will open at 9.00 am to facilitate registration before closing an hour later. The finals will happen at 5.00 pm, and this will be followed by a prize-giving presentation and afterparty with a music DJ.
6 weeks in 2021 have been set aside for the Racing League that has already attracted 12 teams. The league will comprise 36 handicap races, and each team will consist of 2-4 trainers, 3 jockeys, 30 horses and a team manager. There is a £50k prize money for each race that will be paid to owners/jockeys/trainers. The winning team will also get a bonus reward. Each meeting will have 6 races with different distances varying from 5 furlongs to 12 furlongs. The league will be held on consecutive Thursday evenings at 4 of UK’s leading racecourses, i.e. Newcastle, Doncaster, Lingfield Park and Royal Windsor.
A Rolex Series event, the BMW PGA Championship will be going down at the Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England. This is one of the most prestigious and recognized corporate golf destinations in Europe. The championship will be the flagship event of the European Tour. Elite golfers will be vying for the most valuable trophies. The BMW PGA experience will be crowned by premium hospitality packages where revellers will enjoy fine food and drink as well as reserved seating in the West Course’s final green. The gates will open at 8.00 am on 7th September for the practice round of the BMW PGA Championship. The Pro-Am will follow the next day, while the opening round will take place on 9th September. The second and third rounds will happen on 10 and 11th September, respectively. The final round will take place on Sunday 12th September.