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The Biggest Sporting Events in 2023

Whether you’re a fan of cricket or basketball, into cycling or counting down the days to the start of the Rugby World Cup, there’s so many sporting events to add to your 2023 calendar. Here we round up five of the most exciting sporting events taking place in 2023, so you can schedule your year and catch every exhilarating moment. 

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The Women’s World Cup will kick off on 20 July and the finale will take place on 20 August 2023. The tournament will travel to the southern hemisphere and will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand for the first time.

Held every four years, the 2023 Women’s World Cup is the ninth edition of the competition. With the growing popularity of women’s football, the Women’s World Cup has expanded and this year the trophy will be contested by 32 teams instead of 24.

2023 Cycling World Championships

The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will be held between 3 and 13 August in Glasgow. This is a brand new event and it’s scheduled to take place every four years — it will fall in the year preceding the Olympics.

The UCI Cycling World Championships will consolidate several cycling events into one larger championship. This includes the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, UCI Road World Championships and ICU Track Cycling World Championships.

2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Next on the sporting calendar is the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Held between 25 August and 10 September 2023 in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, this will be the nineteenth edition of this quadrennial competition.

This will be the first FIBA Basketball World Cup to be jointly hosted and the first to be held in Indonesia. The tournament will feature exciting clashes between 32 teams, with Spain hoping to retain their title.

2023 Rugby World Cup

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is the tenth edition of this thrilling tournament. France will be hosting the quadrennial competition between 8 September and 28 October. As usual, the tournament will be contested by 20 teams, and the winners will raise the Webb Ellis Cup.

Featuring 20 of the finest rugby nations and the best international talent, fans are expecting to see some exciting matches and impressive results at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

2023 ICC Cricket World Cup

The last sporting event on this list is the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, which will take place during October and November. This competition is also held every four years and it will be hosted solely by India for the very first time.

Fans will enjoy 48 gripping games between 10 different nations. Many will be keeping a close eye on England, as the team won the tournament in 2019 and will be aiming to repeat their victory.

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