June 2021 features football’s hotly anticipated UEFA Euro 2020, delayed by a year after the Covid-19 pandemic and taking place across 11 cities in 11 different European nations. The month also features the return of sport’s biggest annual events, the Tour de France, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
Meanwhile a further 3 rounds of Formula One’s 2021 season take place across Europe, the inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final is played in Southampton and (hopefully) the 2021 Copa América goes ahead in it’s new host of Brazil.
Further details on each of the highlighted events, such as travel and ticket information is available by clicking below.
4th-6th June 2021: 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit (Baku, Azerbaijan)
18th-20th June 2021: 2021 French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard (Le Castellet, France)
25th-27th June 2021: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring (Spielberg, Austria)
With Red Bull leading both the constructor’s and driver’s championships, Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton have their work cut out as Formula One racing moves to Azerbaijan, France and Austria. This will be the first Azerbaijan and French Grand Prix’s in two years, after the 2020 races were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Austria meanwhile will host a double header for the second year in a row, starting with the Styrian Grand Prix on the last weekend in June.
11th June – 11th July 2021 – Various
The delayed but highly anticipated UEFA Euro 2020 will finally take place after being pushed back a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 16th edition of the tournament will see the action take place across 11 cities in 11 different countries to mark the 60th anniversary of the event. England are hotly tipped as one of the favourites, with both the Semi-Finals and Final taking place on home soil at Wembley Stadium (pictured).
13th June – 10th July 2021 – Brazil
The 2021 Copa América was also delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with this edition set to be the first held every 4 years to bring the tournament in line with the UEFA European Championship. However, at the time of writing the event is under threat after original co-hosts Colombia and Argentina were withdrawn from holding the tournament just two weeks before it starts due to civil unrest and Covid-19 complications with Brazil stepping in at the last minute.
17th-20th June 2021 – Torrey Pines Golf Course (San Diego, California, USA)
The third major of the year, the 2021 U.S. Open will be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course for the second time. Tiger Woods was successful in 2008 when the South Course hosted the U.S. Open, defeating Rocco Mediate in a 19-hole Monday playoff. Bryson DeChambeau won his first major in 2020 and will be looking to improve in California after average showings at the Masters and PGA Championship.
The conclusion of the 2019-2021 ICC World Test Championship will take place at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, featuring the top 2 teams – India and New Zealand. After two years of touring, New Zealand pipped Australia to the Final whilst India clinched their place after a 3-1 home series win over England.
26th June – 18th July 2021 – France
The 108th edition of the Tour de France will begin in Brest in the Brittany region, making its way across France before its traditional finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Defending champion Tadej Pogačar, 2020 runner-up Primož Roglič and 2018 winner Geraint Thomas are the favourites whilst out of form Chris Froome is looking for his fifth win.
28th June – 11th July 2021 – All England Lawn Tennis Club (London, England)
The world famous Wimbledon returns after a high-profile cancellation in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The grass court tournament at SW19 will see defending champion Novak Djokovic looking for his sixth title, whilst eight time winner Roger Federer and home favourite Andy Murray will be returning after both experiencing issues with injury.