Sports Calendar 2023

In the year 2023, significant sporting events are scheduled to occur, with some already having occurred in various locations worldwide.

Major events for this 2023 calendar are the ICC Cricket ODI World Cup, the Women’s FIFA World Cup, 3rd European Games, the World Urban Games, the inaugural Cycling World Championships, the Invictus Games, Rugby World Cup, World Aquatics Championships, Summer World University Games, the Asian Games, World Athletics Championships, the World Combat Games, World Baseball Classic, Pan American Games, Netball World Cup as well as the usual annual events.

So apart from other sporting events, what does football have in store this year? 

The fixtures for the upcoming 2023-24 Premier League season were officially unveiled on June 15, 2023. Commencing on Friday, August 11, 2023, the inaugural match will feature Manchester City competing against Burnley.

Europe Top Leagues Commencing

11th August- English Premier League, England

18th August – Bundesliga, Germany

28th July – Bundesliga 2

12th August- La Liga, Spain

12th August – Ligue 1, France

20th August – Serie A, Italy

11th August – Eredivisie, Netherlands

13th August – Primeira Liga, Portugal

5th August – Scottish Premiership, Scotland

6th August – FA community shield final


UEFA Champions League Winners take on Europa League Winners to make out the best club in Europe.

When- 16th Aug

Where – Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece

Other Football Events

15th– 30th July – Scottish League Cup group stage

22nd – 23rd Aug – UEFA Champions League Play offs first legs

24th Aug – Europa League and Europa Conference League play-off first legs

29th– 30th Aug – UEFA Champions League Play offs second legs

31st Aug – Grand Continental Tombola – Champions League Draw

7th September – Euro 2024 qualifiers: France v Republic of Ireland, Slovenia v Northern Ireland

9th Sep – Euro 2024 qualifier: Ukraine v England

11th Sep – Euro 2024 qualifier: Latvia v Wales

19th Sep – UEFA Champions League Group stages begin

12th Oct- Euro 2024 qualifier: Spain v Scotland

13th Oct – Euro 2024 qualifier: Republic of Ireland v Greece

14th Oct – Euro 2024 qualifier: Northern Ireland v San Marino

15th Oct – Euro 2024 qualifier: Wales v Croatia

16th Oct – Euro 2024 qualifier: Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland

17th Oct – Euro 2024 qualifiers: England v Italy, Northern Ireland v Slovenia

16th Nov – Euro 2024 qualifier: Georgia v Scotland

17th Nov – Euro 2024 qualifiers: England v Malta, Finland v Northern Ireland

18th Nov – Euro 2024 qualifiers: Armenia v Wales, Netherlands v Republic of Ireland

19th Nov- Euro 2024 qualifier: Scotland v Norway

20th Nov – Euro 2024 qualifiers: North Macedonia v England, Northern Ireland v Denmark

21st Nov – Euro 2024 qualifier: Wales v Turkey

17th December – Scottish League Cup final

12th – 22nd Dec – Club World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2023( 8 September to Sat 28 October)

POOL ANew Zealand, France, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia

Fri 8 Sept France v New Zealand (8.15pm, Stade de France, Paris)

 Sat 9 Sept Italy v Namibia (noon, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

 Thu 14 Sept France v Uruguay (8pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

 Fri 15 Sept New Zealand v Namibia (8pm, Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

 Wed 20 Sep Italy v Uruguay (4.45pm, Stade de Nice, Nice)

 Thu 21 Sept France v Namibia (8pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

 Wed 27 Sep Uruguay v Namibia (4.45pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

 Fri 29 Sept New Zealand v Italy (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

 Thu 5 Oct New Zealand v Uruguay (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

 Fri 6 Oct France v Italy (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

 POOL B – South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Romania, Tonga

 Sat 9 Sept Ireland v Romania (2.30pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

 Sun 10 Sept South Africa v Scotland (4.45pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

 Sat 16 Sept Ireland v Tonga (8pm, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

 Sun 17 Sept South Africa v Romania (2pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

 Sat 23 Sept South Africa v Ireland (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

 Sun 24 Sept Scotland v Tonga (4.45pm, Stade de Nice, Nice)

 Sat 30 Sept Scotland v Romania (8pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

 Sun 1 Oct South Africa v Tonga (8pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

 Sat 7 Oct Ireland v Scotland (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

 Sun 8 Oct Tonga v Romania (4.45pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

POOL C – Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal

 Sat 9 Sept Australia v Georgia (5pm, Stade de France, Paris)

 Sun 10 Sept Wales v Fiji (8pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

 Sat 16 Sept Wales v Portugal (4.45pm, Stade de Nice, Nice)

 Sun 17 Sep Australia v Fiji (4.45pm, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

 Sat 23 Sept Georgia v Portugal (1pm, Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

 Sun 24 Sept Wales v Australia (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

 Sat 30 Sept Fiji v Georgia (4.45pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

 Sun 1 Oct Australia v Portugal (4.45pm, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

 Sat 7 Oct Wales v Georgia (2pm, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

 Sun 8 Oct Fiji v Portugal (8pm, Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

POOL D – England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, Chile

 Sat 9 Sept England v Argentina (8pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

 Sun 10 Sept Japan v Chile (noon, Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

 Sat 16 Sept Samoa v Chile (2pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

 Sun 17 Sept England v Japan (8pm, Stade de Nice, Nice)

 Fri 22 Sept Argentina v Samoa (4.45pm, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

 Sat 23 Sept England v Chile (4.45pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

 Thu 28 Sept Japan v Samoa (8pm, Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

 Sat 30 Sept Argentina v Chile (2pm, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

 Sat 7 Oct England v Samoa (4.45pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

 Sun 8 Oct Japan v Argentina (noon, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)


 Sat 14 Oct Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (4pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

 Sat 14 Oct Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

 Sun 15 Oct Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (4pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

 Sun 15 Oct Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)


 Fri 20 Oct Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

 Sat 21 Oct Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4 (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

 Third-place match

 Fri 27 Oct Third-place Play-off (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)


 Sat 28 Oct World Cup Final (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

NBA Season

When – Oct 24th – April 14th 2024

Where – USA

 Other Major Sporting Events

2nd July – Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg Circuit – Formula One

9th July – British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit – Formula One

30th July – Belgian Grand Prix, Spa Circuit

27th Aug – Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort Circuit

22nd Oct – USA Grand Prix, Austin Circuit

29th Oct – Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City Circuit

18th Nov – Las Vegas Grand Prix, Las Vegas Circuit

26th Nov – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit

Cricket World Cup 

Starts 5th October 2023 and concludes on the 19th November 2023

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