Most Anticipated Soccer Events of 2020

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In 2019 there were many moments for soccer fans to rejoice. We saw Liverpool beating Barcelona which was the highlight of the year, Brazil lifted at cup at the Copa America on home soil, USWNT won the World Cup and an appropriate closing moment for the decade, Mexico reclaimed the Gold Cup.

However, we don’t expect things to slow down even a bit in 2020, as there are some of the biggest football events scheduled this year. If you are anticipating a lot of fun and excitement in 2020 then you are not misplaced. Soccer is a game that never stops, there are always events to look forward too. There might be no World Cup in 2020, but still, the year is packed with some high energy clashes. This might be the time to test your knowledge and skills and make some profit wagering against soccer odds for the following biggest soccer events in 2020.

Women’s Champions League Final in 2020 

Women soccer might not share the riches as the male version of the game, still, there are millions of women’s football fans across the globe. For them, 2020 has the Women’s Championship League Final scheduled to be played on May 24 (that’s a Sunday so you will have all the time you need!). To be played at the Franz Horr Stadium in Vienna, Austria, the event is expected to draw a lot of crowd and fan following.

Women’s soccer is growing at an unprecedented pace in Europe as seen in France here seven of the eight Women’s World Cup quarterfinalists made it to UEFA. The final of the tournament was placed in Lyon, the city home to the best women’s club in the world.

My bet will be on Lyon to win the final in 2020 given the fact that the club has already won four titles in a row. Last Champions League season, Lyon beat Barcelona to win their sixth soccer title which made for an impressive game to watch. If you are not familiar with the team, then we would like to mention that Lyon includes the French trio Amandine Henry, Wendie Renard and Eugenie Le Sommer, the Netherland’s Shanice van de Sanden, English soccer player Lucy Bronze, Ada Hegerberg from Norway, Germany’s Dzsenifer Marozsan and Canadian player Kadeisha Buchanan.

Mens 2020 Champions League Final

Slated to be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on May 30, Champions League Final is already promising so much.

The last season of the League had so much to offer, that fans will be coming back in much larger number for some more greatness this season. We saw Liverpool’s epic comeback against Barcelona, Ajax’s promising run in the League that came to a nightmarish end, PSG’s hilarious loss at the hands of Manchester United, but the final was not so memorable.

But in 2020 Champions League Final has so many expectations and FAQs. Will Zinedine Zidane will be able to capture the fourth title for the fourth time? Can Pep Guardiola fulfil City’s fans expectation to take them to the next level? How will Italy hold against Atalanta? Will we again witness the desperation of PSG, Barcelona and Juventus?

So many questions just raise the anticipation even more.

David McGoldrick celebrates the Republic of Ireland’s opening goal against Gibraltar. Credit: UEFA Nations League @UEFAEURO.

2020 Copa América Tournament 

It will be 341 days after Brazil won the Copa America tournament on the home soil, then we will see the teams competing all over again in Argentina and Colombia when the 2020 Copa America kicks in.

The tournament will be played between June 12 and July 12 with games spread across nine different cities in Argentina and Colombia. The highlight of this year’s Copa is that it will be co-hosted between the two nations. Argentina’s host position means we can most certainly expect Lionel Messi to be part of the competition for the last time as he turns 33 next June.

Such an early repeat of Cope is because CONMEBOL wants the tournament to be in-line with the European League titles.

UEFA Euro 2020

In 2020, the European Cup turns 60 and to celebrate UEFA has decided to host the 2020 Euros across 12 cities in 12 different European countries. League matches start from June 12 and final will be played on July 12.

While Wembley Stadium in London will host the semifinals and the final, cities of Russia, Germany, Italy and Azerbaijan will be gearing up for the quarterfinals. We can expect a lot of action when the 24 nations qualify for the tournament with Portugal defending its Cup. In Euro 2016, France had a shocking upset at hands of the Portuguese team, so here is another factor to be excited about the tournament when French play to claim the Cup.

ESPN and Univision will be broadcasting the tournament in partnership, so you might want to get them if you already haven’t.

2020 Summer Olympics

The Olympics always excite me. Let’s be honest which other sporting event gets this much diverse pool of teams and players and sporting event variation.

Starting from July 24, the 2020 Summer Olympics will see men’s U-23 contest as well as women’s tournament taking place. While men’s competition is not particularly popular in the soccer world, women’s football in the Olympics is a whole other affair. It is the second-largest women’s soccer event after the World Cup. Germany is last season’s gold medalist while USWNT failed to make it to the finals losing in quarterfinals to Sweden.

To be hosted across six different Japanese cities we are expecting Japan to be the favorites as the hosting nation. But USWNT will also be heavily followed in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Not to mention the English team Great Britain that will have the best women footballers from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

This year is particularly important for women’s soccer as they have the two most important events this year. We are absolutely sure, that in 2020 there will be enough excitement for soccer fans from all over the world with some of the best events coming up.

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