2023 is sure to be a great year of Sport, with some of the world’s biggest events all due to take place this year. We preview 5 events taking place in 2023 with further details on each of the highlighted events, such as travel and ticket information is available by clicking on each of the links below.
With Women’s football becoming ever popular, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is sure to be the biggest and best yet. The 2023 edition will be the first to be co-hosted, with two great host countries in Australia and New Zealand and some iconic cities such as Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. Four time winners and defending champions, the USA go into the tournament as favourites but they are sure to be challenged by England, fresh from their victory at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 whilst outside chancers include Spain, Germany, France, hosts Australia and Sweden.
8th September – 28th October 2023 – France
The Rugby World Cup returns to France for the second time, having previously hosted in 2007 in a tournament that was won by South Africa at the Stade de France. The Springboks go into 2023 as defending champions, having won their third Webb Ellis Cup in Japan in 2019 but are sure to face stiff competition from hosts France, the ever dangerous All Blacks of New Zealand or recent World Ranked Number 1 side Ireland.
22nd-24th September 2023 – Finca Cortesin (Malaga, Spain)
The 18th edition of the Solheim Cup will be held at the Finca Cortesín Golf Club in Casares, near Malaga in Spain – the first time the event has been held in Spain. Europe, captained by Suzann Pettersen go into the event as back to back holders but it is sure to be a close contest with 10 teams winner’s the USA who are captained by Stacy Lewis.
As the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt on the schedule of some of the world’s biggest sports events, the Solheim Cup will immediately be followed by the Ryder Cup. After a comprehensive victory at Whistling Straits in 2021, the United States captained by Zach Johnson go into the 2023 event as holders and favourites. The 44th Ryder Cup will take place at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, the first time the event has been held in Italy. Europe, captained by Luke Donald who replaced Henrik Stenson after his decision to join the LIV Golf tour, hope to draw on their experience of hosting in 2018 at Le Golf National in Paris as they won by 171⁄2 points to 101⁄2.
12th October – 26th November 2023 – India
The cricket mad country of India hosts the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup, with England going into the event as defending champions after their famous Super Over victory against New Zealand at Lord’s in 2019. England are among the favourites to win the 2023 favourites, along with hosts India, Australia, Parkistan and New Zealand.