2018 was a fantastic year for sport with a number of memorable events such as the Football World Cup in Russia as France went on to land the title for the second time in their history. It was also a bumper year for Formula One as Lewis Hamilton defended his title, winning his fifth in total. 2019 is set to be no different; here we cover three sporting events not to be missed for sports fans.
Cheltenham Festival – UK
The marquee fixture of the national hunt season, as the top horses race around the famous Cheltenham track. The event takes place in March and gathers huge interest, with a vast number of people attending the meeting. The Cheltenham festival originated back in 1860 and continues to grow each year. The festival is renowned for the fantastic atmosphere over the four days with the showcase races being the Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle and the Gold Cup. The event is one not to be missed in 2019 and is a popular event for punters who use the latest offers such as the promo from Pointsbet to support their favourite horses.
Athletics’ World Championships – Doha
The 17th edition of the Athletics’ World Championships takes place in Doha, Qatar, and can be expected to be a stunning event. The Khalifa International stadium has been newly renovated for the event and it can be expected to be a memorable one for fans around the world. The World Championships is set to kick off on September 27th with the Men’s Long Jump, before finishing on October 6th with the Men’s 4×400 Metre relay final. The question now is can this be the best World Championships yet since it started back in 1976.
Rugby Union World Cup – Japan
The final big event of 2019 not to be missed is the Rugby Union World Cup, that is being hosted by Japan between September and November. The tournament takes place every four years with the top 20 international teams taking part. The Rugby Union World Cup dates back to 1987 with the winners receiving the Webb Ellis Cup. This year’s event looks very competitive going in with the defending champions New Zealand the favourites again to defend their title. The following 2023 tournament is then set to be hosted by France. With Japan hosting the tournament it can be expected to be a stunning sporting occasion and it is not to be missed by sports fans later this year.