- Final UEFA Champions League Wanda Metropolitan
The World Cup in Russia was the premier sporting event of 2018. France, champion, has managed to raise the most crucial selection title in the world. Fernando Alonso has “”hung the helmet”” in a Formula One in which he has won his former teammate Lewis Hamilton and the British Geraint Thomas has won the Tour de France. Although 2018 has been a calendar full of significant events, feats, and emotions, 2019 promises that and much more.
One of the first major events to take place next year is the start of a Formula One World Championship without the participation of a Fernando Alonso who has been at the helm of a bolide for 17 seasons. The Wanda Metropolitan, Stadium of Atletico Madrid, will host the Champions final and will also take place the Rugby World Cup in Japan. These are the ten most important sports events for 2019.
The UEFA Champions League final of the 2018/2019 season will be played in Madrid, the city that hosted for the last time a final at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, in 2010. This time, the capital of the country will host the final of the European competition at the Stadium Wanda Metropolitan, campo del Atletico de Madrid inaugurated last 2017.
- Formula 1 World Cup, Melbourne 17 March 2019
The first Formula 1 race of 2019 will be the first time since 17 seasons that the Spanish Fernando Alonso is not among the drivers of the competition. Instead, Carlos Saenz Jr., it will be the only Spanish representation in the car competition.
Next year’s season will begin earlier than in 2018, on 17 March in Australia, and will end for the first time in many years in December in Abu Dhabi. Also, the order of some races has changed from last year. The GP of Russia and Singapore will now be on consecutive weekends, 22 and 29 September, while the GP of Mexico will be held the week before the GP of the United States.
- Tour de France, 6-28 July 2019
Marked by the 50th anniversary of the first victory of Eddy Merckx, the Tour de France has already submitted his travel for the next 2019 starting in Brussels and drawing a Tour of the mountain with step by the massifs of the Vosges mountains, the Central, the Pyrenees, and the Alps.
- Japan Rugby World, September 20-November 2, 2019
The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the ninth edition of the competition. This international tournament, which has been held every four years since 1987, will take place in Japan, thus being the first time it has been played in Asia.
Among the favorite selections to take the title stands out an Ireland that is back in second place in the World Rugby ranking, arriving at an excellent time with legitimate expectations of going far in Japan. The selection of Scotland, which has experienced remarkable growth under the direction of Gregory Townsend, may also surprise. Finally, the undisputed and every year favorite New Zealand selection title will also be present at the World Cup in Japan.
- Final Four of the League of Nations in the UEFA
The semifinals of the UEFA League of Nations will be contested among the four leaders of each of the groups. The crosses, drawn on December 3, will take place on June 5, facing Portugal against Switzerland, and on June 6, The Netherlands against England. The winners of both semifinals will be measured in a single match final on June 9, 2019.
- 2019 Women’s football World Cup, France
The women’s soccer World Cup will be the eighth edition of the world’s top national team tournament. The competition will take place from 7 June to 7 July in France, being the first time held in France.
- World Basketball, August 31-September 15
The 2019 FIBA World Basketball Cup will be the first edition in history to feature 32 selections and the first to be held under a new calendar, also changing the name of the international tournament, which until 2010 was known as the World Basketball Championship. Will take place in the people’s Republic of China.
- The second fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao
Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather confirmed through social media that he would face Manny Pacquiao again in 2019 to reissue The “”Fight of the century”” they both starred in in 2015, ending in victory for the American. The exact date, for now, is an unknown.
- Copa Davis, Madrid
Madrid will host one of the most important men’s tennis tournaments in the world, the Davis Cup. This will feature a new format launched this year by the company Cosmos – that Gerard Pique is president – for the year 2019, that has generated a lot of buzz among the players at the top like Roger Federer or Alexander Zverev, positioned against the changes. Among the main innovations of the New Davis are the reduction of the matches from five to three sets, the same day celebration of the qualifiers and the tournament dispute at a single venue.
- 2019 Masters Tournament
The 2019 Golf Masters Tournament will be the 83rd edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of four major golf championships to be held in 2019. This first grand slam is for many the most special tournament of the year, being the only big tournament played on the same field. Its headquarters will be at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, from 11 to 14 April.