8 Must Visit Destinations in 2019 For Die-Hard Sports Fans!

8 Must Visit Destinations in 2019 For Die-Hard Sports Fans!

8 Must Visit Sports Events In 2019
Are you a die-hard sports lover with a dream to catch your favourite sportsperson or team in live action? Do you indulge in the perennial debate of Messi vs Ronaldo or Nadal vs Federer? Do you prefer a sports bar with live football match for chilling-out? Then you are definitely a die-hard sports fan! Now, how about combining your passion for sports with your love for travel? You can happily indulge yourself by following your favourite sportspersons and teams around the world! Do you like the idea of catching the famous EL Clasico Derby between Real Madrid and Barcelona or how about following Rafael Nadal to Paris and Roger Federer to London chasing respective French Open and Wimbledon glory? How about attending the Champions League 2019 Final in Madrid and watching Liverpool getting crowned as the champions? This year, plan your holidays to these 8 destinations that are playing host to the hottest sporting events!

8 Must-Visit Destinations for Sports Lovers in 2019

1. Paris - Roland Garros French Open 2019

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Dates: 20th May - 9th June 2019

A Parisian summer is incomplete without the annual high-profile tennis tournament of French Open. The 123rd edition of the iconic clay-court Grand Slam event is scheduled from 20th May to 9th June 2019. The French Open has become the favourite playground of Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard is the defending champion and has won the coveted title 11 times. Nadal along with Novak Djokovic are the hot favourites while you can never discard Roger Federer. You can also enjoy the game of some exciting young talents like Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Dominic Thiem. Apart from the French Open that's taking place over May - June, you can also enjoy events like the Jazz Festival at Saint Germain des Pres (16 - 27 May, 2019), La Nuit des Musées (18th May, 2019), and several music concerts in Paris.

2. England & Wales - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

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Dates: 30th May - 14th July

England and Wales are the hosts of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. This year the format is different. Ten teams will play in a round-robin format, starting from May 30th and culminating with the Final on 14th July at the famous Lords Cricket Stadium in London. England is definitely starting the World Cup 2019 as the hot favourites while South Africa, Australia and India are very strong contenders. New Zealand and Pakistan are the dark horses while Afghanistan can easily cause some major upsets. Watch out for superstars like Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, David Warner, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, and Faf du Plessis.

3. Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final 2019

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Date: - 1st June 2019

Madrid's famous Wanda Metropolitano Stadium is the host for 2019 UEFA Champions League Final on 1st June 2019. At this point, Barcelona, Liverpool, Ajax, and Tottenham are in the fray to reach the final in Madrid. Liverpool FC are in sensational form as they take on European giants Barcelona, while Ajax and Tottenham set up the second semifinal. Winners of these two semis will play in the final clash in the historic Wanda Metropolitano stadium, the home ground of La Liga club - Atletico Madrid. The prospect of an all-English final between Liverpool and Tottenham in Madrid is a dream for every EPL fan!

4. Baku, Azerbaijan - UEFA Europa League Final 2019 

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Date: 29th May 2019

The Europa League 2019 Final is scheduled on 29 May, 2019 at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan. This year, two English teams - Arsenal and Chelsea are in the fray to reach Baku's stylish Olympic Stadium. Arsenal and Chelsea have to still overcome Valencia and Eintracht Frankfurt in their respective semifinals. There is a strong possibility of an all-English Europe League Final in May this year. What an exciting final game it will be in Baku if Chelsea and Arsenal made it to the finals. A fiery London derby for the UEFA Europe League trophy!

5. London - Wimbledon Championships 2019

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Dates: 1st July - 14th July 2019

London summers are not complete without mentioning the legendary Wimbledon Championships. The premier tennis Grand Slam event is scheduled between 1st July - 14th July 2019 at the iconic SW19, the traditional venue for the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The oldest Grand Slam event is one of the world's most famous sporting events, that draws celebrities from all over the world including Hollywood stars and members of the British Royalty. Roger Federer has won the tournament a record eight times and the 37-year-old Swiss maestro is still in contention this year. Novak Djokovic is the defending champion while Rafael Nadal is also a strong contender along with several amazing talents. Catch the traditional tennis Grand Slam by planning a London holiday in July this year and bid farewell to Roder Federer. This could be his last Wimbledon Championship!

6. Portugal - UEFA Nations League Semis and Final

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Dates:- 5th - 9th June 2019

UEFA Nations League is a brand new football tournament which has successfully replaced the pointless European international friendlies. The inaugural tournament finals will be hosted by Portugal from 5th to 9th June 2019. The cities of Porto and Guimaraes are going to host the semi-finals and the final. The four semifinalists are Portugal, Switzerland, England and the Netherlands. Portugal in June is pleasant and one of the best time to see the country. If you are a die-hard football lover, then it's your chance to see Cristiano Rolando in action for Portugal and resurgent England and Netherlands in action. Also read: 7 Reasons Why Portugal Was Voted As “World’s Leading Travel Destination In 2018”

7. New York, USA - US Open 2019

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Dates: 26th August - 8th September 2019

The 139th edition of the US Open 2019 is scheduled from 26th August to 8th September in New York's famous Flushing Meadows, Queens. The famous hard-court tennis grand slam is the last major tennis tournament before the tennis calendar concludes with the ATP Finals in London. The US Open has the reputation of producing exciting hard court matches over the years. As usual, Noval Djokovic is the defending champion but young and upcoming talents are threatening to derail the Serb's winning march. New York in September has a pleasant climate and is the perfect time to be in the city if you are a loyal tennis fan.

8. Japan - Rugby World Cup 2019 

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Dates: - 20th September - 2nd November 2019

September end heralds the autumn season in Japan. The fall foliage bathes the country in shades of yellow, orange, red, and gold. This year, in the middle of Japan's autumn season, 20 top rugby playing nations will battle it out for the ultimate glory - the Rugby World Cup 2019! Watch out for exciting and pulsating encounters between New Zealand and South Africa, England vs France, England vs Argentina. Watch out for some powerful Hakka (Maori war cry) of the New Zealand team. The All Blacks are the defending champions but Wales and Ireland have emerged as strong and powerful teams. Traditional rivals Australia, South Africa, England, Scotland, and France are also very strong.
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