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Top-10 Major Sporting Events of 2023
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Top 10 Major Sporting Events of 2023

TOP 10 Biggest Sporting Events in 2022

2023 will be a massive sports year as some big sporting events are expected to take place. The major sports competitions are crucial for athletes who spend their entire lives working hard to excel in these tournaments and represent their country with pride. 

In addition to these yearly celebrations, a number of important sporting events are also being broadcasted domestically in various countries: from NBA Finals to Baseball League Serie.

What major sporting events are happening in 2023? Out of the numerous significant events on the 2023 athletic calendar, here are our picks for events you should put on your bucket list to watch online, on TV, or, preferably, get a ticket and travel to join the crowds in the bleachers to watch live


Top-10 Major Sporting Events of 2023

1. College Football Playoff National Championship

  • January 9
  • College Football
  • Inglewood, California

College Football Playoff National Championship 2023

Image source: LA sports commission

The College Football National Championship is a post-season college football bowl match that is being played since 2014. The competition is scheduled to be held on January 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

2. FIFA Club World Cup

  • February 6-12 (official date TBD)
  • Football
  • United States (TBD)

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FIFA Club World Cup is a men's football occasion that takes place each year within a two-week period in one country. OFC Champions League, AFC Champions League, CONCACAF Champions League, CAF Champions League, Copa Libertadores, UEFA Champions League and host nation's league winners are gathering in one stage to fight for the prized position.

In the coming year, the tournament is set to take place in February between 6-12, and the host country is set to be the United States after agreements could not be reached with Abu Dhabi and China.

3. Super Bowl

  • Feb 12
  • Gridiron/Soccer
  • Glendale, Arizona

Image source: USA Today

The Super Bowl is a hugely well-liked sporting occasion that takes place every year to crown the National Football League (NFL) winner. The 57th event will take place on February 12, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona.


4. World Baseball Classic

  • March 8 - 21
  • Baseball
  • Japan; Taiwan; United States

World Baseball Classic 2023

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The World Baseball Classic is an international professional baseball tournament. After a two-year pandemic break, the competition is scheduled to return in the summer of 2023. The host countries are Japan and United States.

The first Quarterfinal will be held in Tokyo with Quarterfinal No. 2, Semifinals and the grand final set to take place in Miami.


5. UEFA Champions League Final

  • June 10
  • Football
  • Istanbul, Turkey

UEFA Champions League Final 2023

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UEFA Champions League Final is one of the most anticipated and watched football events in the world. The final match of the UCL will take place at Istanbul's Atatürk Olympic Stadium on 10 June 2023 with the finalists yet to be decided.


6. AFC Asian Cup 

  • June 16 - July 16
  • Football
  • Qatar

AFC Asian Cup 

Image source: ESPN

Asian Cup is a men's football championship that takes place every four years. The 18th edition will be held in Qatar from 16 June to 16 July as 24 national teams are expected to take part.

7. Wimbledon

  • July 3-16
  • Tennis
  • London, England

Wimbledon 2023

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Tennis fans will have their calendars packed as some of the most major tournaments are about to be held in 2023. Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world which has been founded in 1877. The Championships is scheduled to take place in England, July. 

8. US Open

  • August 28 - September 10
  • Golf
  • New York, USA

US Open 2023

Image source: ESPN

Another reputable tennis event is scheduled to be held in the summer of 2023. The US Open is a major way to enjoy familiar superstars at one court. The championship will take place from August 28 and will last till September 10 in New York, United States.

9. Rugby World Cup

  • September 8 - October 28
  • Rugby
  • France

Rugby World Cup 2023

Image source: Rugby Europe

The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby occasion with takes part every four years between top international teams. 

South Africa, New Zealand, England, Wales, Ireland, France, Australia, Japan, Scotland, Argentina, Fiji and Italy are the twelve participant teams of the competition this year which will bet placed in France between September 8 to October 28.

10. The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup 

  • October - November
  • Cricket
  • India

The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup 

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Aka the world's fourth-largest sporting event, ICC Cricket World Cup is a tournament organized by the International Cricket Council. All six teams in each group play each other, with New Zealand, England, India, and Pakistan going to the semifinals. 

The competition's 13th edition is set to be hosted by India in autumn, starting in October and will last till November 2023.


Grand National

  • October - November
  • Horse Racing
  • North West England

Grand National 2023

Image source: Sky Sports

Being held in 1839 for the first time, the Grand National is a horse race usually taking place at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. The festival will last for three days, from 13 April to 15 April 2023.

NBA Finals

  • June 1 - 18
  • Basketball
  • North West England

NBA Finals

Following American Football, Basketball is probably the second most watched and popular sport in the United States. Every year the National Basketball Association holds a postseason tournament, known as the NBA playoffs, to select the league's champion. 

The top 1-6 NBA teams with the highest percentage of winning directly secure spots in the playoffs, meanwhile, the 7th-10th placed teams must stay in the play-ins to qualify. The NBA playoffs are set to begin on April 15, 2023, with Finals are set to take place in June 2023.

Women’s World Cup

  • July 20 - August 20
  • Football
  • Australia and New Zealand

Women’s World Cup 2023

Image source: FIFA Women's World Cup

Being founded as a 12-team tournament in 1991, the Women's FIFA World Cup are set to be held between 32 nations for the first time in its history. 

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China PR, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea Republic, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Vietnam and Zambia will come over on the biggest stage of female football to write history starting from July 20 to August 20.

For the first time, the tournament is scheduled to have two host nations with Australia and New Zealand have been chosen as joint hosts.



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