Two years from today, Japan will host the first ever Rugby World Cup in Asia from mid-September till the second week of November. If 2015 Rugby World Cup is any indication, its successor is going to be a big international event. The final of the championship is set to be staged in the Yokohama Stadium, known for hosting the 2002 football World Cup final. The ninth edition of the competition will witness 20 top teams from the 2015 tournament hassling on the field for the title. There is a lot to expect from the event as it is going present a series of closely contested fixtures. The draw solidified the pool stages wherein a number of ‘Titans’ got pitted against each other in the same pool. Case in point, setting New Zealand, the defending champion and South Africa, 2007 and 1995 winner against each other in the same pool. Also, France and England have been drawn in Pool C and their historic rivalry is only going to raise the temperature of the game. Japan too is highly enthusiastic about the global championship and has promised to stage a unique World Cup as this is the first time when the event is being positioned outside of the conventional Asian rugby strongholds. The tournament will traverse through twelve magnificent and magical Japanese cities with Opening Ceremony to be held at the prestigious Tokyo Stadium. The country is also capitalizing on the infrastructural advantages with Olympics happening right after the Rugby World Cup. So, the stage is set and all there’s left is waiting for 2019 to come sooner.
The UEFA Champions League is a prestigious football tournament and is played annually. It is organized by Union of European Football Associations and is joined by the winners of different national leagues and for some countries, by runner-ups as well. It is the most esteemed club tournament in European football. Worldwide, it has the highest number of viewers in a sporting event, with over 360 million TV viewers in the finals of 2012-2013, which is highest till date.
With its commencement in 1992, this tournament substituted the European Champion Club’s cup and allowed multiple teams from different countries. Before this, only champion clubs from every nation were allowed. In 1990’s, the format extended and started a round-robin stage and thereby also including clubs who finished as runner-ups for a nation’s top league tournament.
The 2017-18 champions league will be the 63rd season of the tournament. It will be played at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. The winners of the tournament will qualify as the UEFA representatives at next FIFA Club World Cup which will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates.
Real Madrid, having bagged 12 titles, is highly dominant club in the tournament. In UEFA Champions League, they were the first to defend their title successfully. Every year, the winning team is awarded a European Champion Clubs’ Cup. If any team wins three years in a row or five times in total, then the replica of this cup and a commemorative badge is given which they can wear permanently on their uniform.
Eddie Jones’ side England will face Michael Hooper leading Australian team in 2017 autumn international at Twickenham Stadium. This will be the second match of three rugby autumn internationals matches to be played by English Rugby team. England has beaten Australia four times through a flawless campaign in 2016, which ended in a 37-21 victory in the autumn international series. England and Australia have played a total of 48 Rugby matches since 1909. England has won the 22 of these matches while Australia has won 25 matches. One match has been drawn between two sides.
Autumn International Tickets – England vs Australia
England v Australia autumn international match tickets are not currently on the general scale. The Rugby tickets will be available to current members of England Rugby Club from 1st August. For the new members, the Rugby tickets will be available from 2nd August. For further details, you can visit RUF’s website.
Eddie Jones has already cleared his intention towards autumn international matches as they are more focused on the preparations for 2019 Rugby World Cup. Jones is pleased with England squad depth after naming his 37-man squad for the pre-season training camp. Manu Tuilagi is also named in the Eddie Jones 37- man England squad for training camp.
The Wallabies squad is selected from available Australian players who are playing elite level rugby all around the world. Michael Hooper is the Australian Rugby team captain; the Stephen Moore’s successor will lead-up Australian Rugby team to the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship with Michael Cheika as the head coach of the team.
Don’t miss the chance! Buy Australia v England rugby tickets now; visit the official site of RFU to get more details.
2017/2018 Premier League Fixtures will be hosted at 3 New Stadiums
The 26th season of the Premier League, which is the most coveted professional English football league or associated football club, 2017/2018 season kickoff is set for August 11th 2017. This season promises to be one of the best with Manchester City’s newly signed Gabriel Jesus and Manchester United’s scoring machine Zlatan Ibrahimovic but with the added venues of Wembley Stadium, Amex Stadium and John Smith’s Stadium.
Wembley Stadium is a 90,000 seat football stadium owned and operated by the English Football Association and is located in Wembley, London, England. Currently Tottenham Hotspurs are renting it to play their home games while their White Hart Lane Stadium is being completely destroyed and a new one erected in its place. The Hotspurs will go head to head with Chelsea on August 20th which promises to be a great game so get your tickets now.
The Amex Stadium, also known as Falmer Stadium, in Sussex, a 30,750 seat stadium home to the Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. Brighton & Hove Albion FC won automatic promotion in the EFL Championship making their way into the Premier League. They make their debut at Amex Stadium on August 12th against Manchester City. They were given the stadium in 2011 but have never seen a Premiere League game played on the field.
John Smith’s Stadium
Newcastle United FC is not a newcomer to the Premier League but playing their fixtures in Huddersfield West Yorkshire, England is quite unusual to say the least. John Smith’s Stadium, the nearly 25,000 Huddersfield Terrier fans will witness Premier League on August 20th as the Terriers and the Newcastle United face off.