The 2014 World Cup is about to kick off, and fans all over the globe are giddy with excitement. But outside Brazil, more world top sports events will also take place and make the next 7 months seem destined to an unmissable moment where heroes and icons are etched into the hearts and memories of sports enthusiasts. So bookmark this page and comeback here when ever you feel the need to see upcoming sports events and much more.
Brazil World Cup
With their name already etched onto the FIFA World Cup Trophy a record five times, host nation Brazil will take this home advantage as the ideal opportunity to establish themselves as the undisputed kings of the beautiful game. Stiff competition comes from a Spanish side oozing an embarrassment of riches and bitter South American rivals Argentina with the greatest footballer who ever lived, Lionel Messi, leading their attack. Whoever emerges victorious, Brazil guarantee a fantastic tournament if their colourful all singing, all dancing, fun loving, carnival style fan base are anything to go by.
Date: 12 June – 13 July 2014
Location: various venues throughout Brazil
Currently jostling with darts for the title of ‘Sport with the Silliest Apparel’, golf never fails to produce top quality entertainment both on and off the fairway. Of the four major championships, the U.S. Open provides the greatest intrigue with its challenging course where only the most gifted players can boast navigating the undulating greens and pinched fairways whilst staying on par. So tuck your knee high socks into your tartan plus fours and get yourself down to the greens of the Pinehurst Resort this year to witness lashings of golf ball walloping and outrageous woolly waistcoats.
Date: 9-22 June 2014
Location: Pinehurst Resort&Country Club, North Carolina, United States
The Wimbledon Championships
Celebrations on centre court reached fever pitch last year when Andy Murray became the first British male to win a singles title at England’s world famous tennis tournament since Fred Perry in 1936. A jug of Pimms, a bowl of strawberries and cream and the potential for an impromptu Cliff Richard sing-a-long are all on the cards again this year at the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis Grand Slam. With four different champions in the Men’s Singles category in the last four years, this year’s Wimbledon promises to be one of the most competitive in recent memory.
Date: 23 June – 6 July 2014
Location: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Tour de France
Over 100 years old and still peddling from strength to strength. The first three stages of this year’s Tour de France take place in England with the Grand Départ from medieval Yorkshire, taking in Cambridge on its way to London. The gruelling yet scenic 3,656 km race returns to France from stage 4 onward beginning in Le Touquet Paris-Plage for a 19 day loop that runs alongside the borders of Belgium, Switzerland and Italy, through beautiful Provence and along the Spanish border before heading up through central France and ending at the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysées.
Date: 5-27 July 2014
Location: various throughout England and France
Baseball World Series
The sport famous for $1 hot dogs, Cracker Jacks and puzzling jargon (“batter up!”) pits the two champions of Major League Baseball (American and National League) against one another each October for a best-of-seven playoff known as the Fall Classic. By far the most prolific team in the competitions 110 year history are the New York Yankees who have lifted the Commissioner’s Trophy a staggering 40 times. One of the big hitters playing catch up are the Boston Red Sox who won last year’s World Series in front of their home fans for the first time in 95 years.
Date: TBC October 2014