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Sporting Agenda's guide to 2024




2023 was a phenomenal year for sport and we are confident 2024 will be even better!


A fantastic Cricket and Rugby World Cup enthralled audiences around the world, while an amazing Ryder Cup saw team Europe regain the title. Boxing took a huge step forward, making some of the biggest fights the sport has seen for a long time and Novak Djokovic once again dominated tennis.


With the Olympics, Cricket World Cups, and four continental football competitions, 2024 looks set to deliver on even more exhilarating sport.


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Asian Cup

12th January – 10th February

The first of the four continental cups to be held in 2024 gets under way on the 12th January with the Asian Cup. Qatar are the defending Champions after shocking everyone and claiming the title in 2019.

The favourites for the title this year will be the inform Japan, Australia, and South Korea, who will be led by Premier League superstar Heung min Son.


Africa Cup of Nations

13th January – 11th February

Running alongside the Asian Cup will be Africa Cup of Nations. Africa’s biggest sporting event was meant to be held in 2023, but was postponed due to potential rainfall.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah will be looking for redemption with Egypt, following their defeat in the final of the 2022 tournament to Senegal.

Victor Osimhen, Sadio Mane and Mohammed Kudos are amongst the other big names at the tournament.


Australian Open

14th January – 28th January

January also sees the return of Grand Slam tennis with the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic will be looking to continue on from his 2023 dominance with what would be his 11th Australian Open title.

On the other hand, the likes of Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner will be desperate to upset Djokovic’s Australian Open apple cart and claim the first Grand Slam of the year.

Aryna Sabalenka is the defending Champion in the women’s draw and her rivalry with Iga Swiatek will no doubt fascinate again in 2024.


England’s tour of India

25th January – 7th March

England will kick off their 2024 test campaign with one of the most difficult challenges in world cricket away to India. ‘Bazball’ may have taken the cricket world by storm but will face by far its biggest test against an excellent Indian side.

England last played a test series in India in 2021 and lost 3-1. It will be a big ask for Ben Stokes and his boys to claim the series, but it promises to be an enthralling watch.


Six Nations

2nd February – 16th March

Following heart break for the Northern hemisphere nations at the World Cup, the biggest and best the region has to offer will meet to contest over a month of potentially scintillating rugby.

Ireland begins their defence of the title with a thrilling match away against France. The two nations will be the favourite for the title so the opening match will be crucial.


Super Bowl LVIII

11th February

America’s show piece sporting event returns yet again with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs looking to make it four Super Bowl appearances in five years.

Mahomes was electric as he battled through injury to lead the Chiefs to the title last year.

This year’s iconic half time show will be performed by Usher.


Fury vs Usyk

17th February

Well, I suppose there is still time for this to fall through.

2023 was a fantastic year for boxing and 2024 promises to deliver on much of the same, with a mouth-watering clash for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship of the world scheduled for February.

Tyson Fury is coming off the back of an extremely underwhelming performance against Francis Ngannou, whereas Usyk stopped Daniel Dubois in his last outing.

It promises to be an extremely competitive fight that could go either way, but Fury’s recent performances lean me more towards an Usyk victory.

Although one victory may not be enough for either man as a rematch is also reportedly signed.


F1 returns

2nd March

Fans of the world’s fastest sport will no doubt already have this date marked in their calendars. The 2024 F1 season will see a record 24 races, with six sprints also scheduled.

Although most fans will no doubt be hoping for a change to the dominance of Verstappen and Red Bull, all signs point to much of the same in 2024.


T20 World Cup

4th June – 30th June

England will aim to retain their World T20 title after a truly dismal showing in their 50 over campaign. The tournament will take place in the USA for the first time in its history, with the struggling West Indies also playing the role of host.

In a move clearly designed to expand the sport to American audiences, it will be intriguing to see how the baseball mad country takes to cricket.


Euro 2024

14th June – 14th July

The 14th July is set to be one to remember for sports fans around the world, with the Euros Final, the Copa America Final and the Wimbledon Final all falling on Bastille Day.

England enter Euro 2024 as serious contenders as they hope to get over their recent tournament heartbreaks.

Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka will no doubt be amongst the star players in Germany.


Copa America

20th June – 14th July

Coming off the back of his showpiece achievement at the World Cup, Lionel Messi will be hoping to make it three major tournament wins in a row by claiming his second successive Copa America with Argentina.

Much like with the T20 World Cup, the USA will play the role of host. One can’t help but wonder how much the hosting of the tournament played in Messi’s recent transfer to Inter Miami.


Tour de France

29th June – 21st July

The 111th edition of cycling’s show piece event will see the race conclude in Nice rather than Paris this year. Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark will be looking to make it three Yellow Jerseys in a row, while Mark Cavendish is looking for a record 34th Tour stage victory.


Wimbledon

1st July - 14th July

The 2023 Wimbledon final was one to remember.

One of the best Grand Slam finals of all time saw Carlos Alcaraz defeat Novak Djokovic in a five-set epic. Despite his incredible talents, few gave Alcaraz a chance against Djokovic who hadn’t lost on Centre Court in ten years.

The young Spaniard will have an equally daunting task in defending his title this year, with Jannik Sinner showing remarkable potential on grass and Djokovic still looking as good as ever. Make sure you don’t miss out on Wimbledon 2024 by getting yourself tickets at Wimbledon Debenture Tickets.


Olympics

26th July - 11th August

Amongst the most anticipated sporting events of 2024 is the return of the Olympic Games, which this year will be held in Paris.

With four new additions to the enormous sporting rota, including break dancing, surfing, skateboarding and climbing, it promises to be a truly memorable games.

Britain are predicted to collect their lowest gold tally for 20 years, but there is still hopes with Katerina Johnson-Thompson and Adam Peaty amongst the ten predicted golds for team GB.


Paralympics

28th August - 8th September

There will once again be 22 events at the Paralympics this year. Team GB will be hoping to defend their wheelchair rugby gold won in 2021 which gets under way on the first day.

Team GB won 124 medals in 2021 and will be hoping for much of the same in 2024.


Women’s T20 World Cup

September – October

The ninth edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in Bangladesh and will see one the world’s most dominant sports teams, Australia, attempt to win their seventh title.

England will be forever hopeful and a lot can happen from now until September, but the Australians will take some beating.


Super League Grand Final

12th October

Wigan Warriors won the competition for the first time in five years in 2023, breaking St Helens’ seemingly unassailable grip on the title.

The aim for the Warriors in 2024 will no doubt be to return to Rugby League’s showpiece event again.



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