Every year we get to know about the calendar of different sporting events held across the world. Though there are many, here we will talk about the major ones like Cricket World Cup and Football Euro Cup, both of them to be held in the year 2020.
ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup - 2020
All the cricket fans across the world should be happy to know as next year in the months of October and November, the T20 world cup tournament is scheduled to be held in Australia.
Australia will be hosting the 7th T20 World Cup tournament in 2020 and matches will be played at seven different venues in the cities of the continent. The grand finale match will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
This tournament is divided into two parts - The first round and Super 12 round. This will be then followed by the knockout round, semi-finals, and the final match.
As per the fixtures announced by the ICC, the top 8 countries will directly play in the Super 12 phase according to their rankings. The other 8 countries will have to follow the phases from the first round and then qualify for the Super 12 phase.
The countries included in the Super 12 phase are:
Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, India, England, South Africa, and Afghanistan
The rest of the 8 countries who will play in a round-robin format are:
Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Oman, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Namibia and Scotland
India has got the opportunity to place itself directly into the Super 12 phase based on their ICC T20 rankings and they will have to show their best performance. The team has to find the best of its players which will be based on the current T20 series against West Indies followed by Sri Lanka and then New Zealand.
UEFA European Football Championship - 2020
The 16th 2020 UEFA European Football Championship is scheduled to be held next year from June 12th to July 12th in around 12 cities of 12 UEFA countries.
The Stadio Olimpico in Rome will host the opening of the games which will also involve Turkey and Italy. However, the semi-final and grand finale will be held at the Wembley Stadium in London.
There will be a total of 24 teams playing this tournament. Each city will host 3 group matches and one match in the 16 round quarter-finals and the host cities will be divided into six different pairs (Group A to F) based on their ranking and other factors.
Later this will be followed by a knockout phase, quarter-finals, semi-finals and at the end the grand finale.