Cricket WC, FIFA Women’s WC, Ashes: 2019 Sports Events Line-up

After a busy and hectic 2018, sports fans might get a breather in 2019. But that doesn’t mean that the year will be completely devoid of sporting action.

It may be an ‘odd’ year – which means that there won’t be a football World Cup or the Olympics, but there are enough major sporting events happening throughout 2019 to keep the sports buffs hooked.

The year starts with AFC Asian Cup football in UAE, where India will be participating, after a long time. This will be followed by the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League.

The months of May and June will be exciting for both cricket and football fans. The FA Cup final and the Europa League final will take place in May. Meanwhile, June will see the UEFA Champions League final, UEFA Nations League finals, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The ICC Cricket World Cup will also start in May. This will also be the year of the Rugby World Cup.

Here’s a look at the major sporting events of 2019:

AFC Asian Cup Football

When: 5 January - 1 February

Where: United Arab Emirates

Australian Open

When: 14-27 January

Where: Melbourne, Australia

Indian Premier League

When: 29 March - 19 May

Where: Yet to be decided

Chennai Super Kings players celebrate with the IPL 2018 trophy after winning the final match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Mumbai. 

FA Cup Final

When: 18 May

Where: Wembley Stadium, London

French Open

When: 20 May - 9 June

Where: Roland Garros, Paris, France

Europa League Final

When: 29 May

Where: Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan

The ICC cricket World Cup 2019 will be a 10-team event.

ICC Cricket World Cup

When: 30 May - 14 July

Where: England and Wales

UEFA Champions League Final

When: 1 June

Where: Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain

UEFA Nations League Finals

When: 5-9 June

Where: Porto and Guimaraes, Portugal

Semi-finals: Portugal vs Switzerland (5 June; Estádio do Dragao, Porto); Netherlands vs England (6 June; Estádio D Afonso Henriques Guimaraes)

Final: Sunday, 9 June 2019 (Estádio do Dragao, Porto)

France will play host to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

FIFA Women’s World Cup

When: 7 June - 7 July

Where: France

Wimbledon Championships

When: 1-14 July

Where: All England Club, Wimbledon, London

The Ashes: England vs Australia

1-5 August: 1st Test (Edgbaston, Birmingham)

14-18 August: 2nd Test (Lord’s, London)

22-26 August: 3rd Test (Headingley, Leeds)

4-8 September: 4th Test (Old Trafford, Manchester)

12-16 September: 5th Test (The Oval, London)

US Open

When: 26 August - 8 September

Where: Flushing Meadows, New York, USA

Japan will play host to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Rugby World Cup

When: 20 September - 2 November

Where: Japan

ATP Finals

When: 10-17 November

Where: The O2, London

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