World Cup Final: July 13, 2014
Not just 2014′s biggest sports event, the biggest sports event of them all: The World Cup. And with the 2014 edition being in Brazil, it promises to be a fascinating period of sporting history – although maybe not from an English fan’s viewpoint.
Wimbledon Final: July 6, 2014
The Wimbledon final is quite possibly the quintessential sports event in the UK. Following two weeks of rain, strawberries and Cliff Richard, the British public will be hoping the likes of Andy Murray and Laura Robson can reach the finals weekend in 2014.
UK Open: July 17 – 20 and the Ryder Cup, September 23 – 28, 2014
Golf’s major events are always fascinating to watch, and 2014′s UK Open should be no different. It will be held in Liverpool in July, with plenty of Britons expected to be in the running alongside the usual names. Then, at the end of the summer comes Europe vs. America: The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.
FA Cup, Champions League finals: May 17 and 24, 2014
May throws together back-to-back weekends with two great sports events in the world of football. The FA Cup final will be followed a week later by the increasingly popular Champions League final – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all hoping to make it to Lisbon.
Six Nations (England vs. Wales): March 9, 2014
England looked good in the recent rugby internationals, and will be keen to win the upcoming Six Nations. Last season Wales stole it away from them in the final game, so England will be seeking revenge when the two countries meet at Twickenham in March in what could be a title deciding sports event.
Fifth Ashes Test: January 2, 2014
England swept Australia away in the summer of 2013′s Ashes series, but can they do the same down under this winter? If the series goes down to the fifth test, then 2014 sports events could kick off with a classic in Sydney.
Winter Olympics: February 7 – 23, 2014
Unlikely to yield the same results as Great Britain’s historic, medal-laden summer of 2012, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia should grip a few people in February – it maybe good for an office sweepstake on number of medals Team GB will win at this sports event too.
Twenty20 World Cup Final: April 6, 2014
The version of cricket brought in to appeal to the masses has its World Cup in Bangladesh next year. Can England make the final of this fairly new sports event?
British Grand Prix: July 6, 2014
Sebastian Vettel has dominated Formula One in recent years – will 2014 prove any different? British fans will at least be hoping for a UK winner when the Silverstone race comes around next summer.
Super Bowl: February 2, 2014
An increasing interest in American Football allows the Super Bowl to squeak into 10th position. The perfect sports event/excuse to get your friends round on a Sunday night, drink beer and eat junk food, while pretending you care about the Patriots or Broncos – although a London franchise may lead to a genuine team to support in this sports event in the future.
This article was written by Mike Riches on behalf of Printsome.