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Sporting events in the UK
FA Cup Final
The FA Cup, the longest-running football cup competition in the world, has been at the heart of English football for over a century. Last summer’s thrilling season culminates in a climactic final at Wembley Stadium, and will be one of the most important moments in English football.
ICC Cricket World Cup
30th May - 14th July
The top 10 teams in international cricket face each other in one of the sport’s most prestigious events. Held every four years, the Cricket World Cup comes to the UK in 2019 with a whirlwind of 48 matches across the country. See legends made before wickets and some of the world’s best cricket at this exciting event.
INF Netball World Cup
12th - 21st July
16 teams from around the world will compete for the ultimate prize in netball at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. England won gold for the first time in last year’s Commonwealth Games, and came third in the 2015 Netball World Cup - will 2019 be a winning year?
Grand National Festival
4th - 6th April
More than just a race, the Grand National Festival has become a British institution leading up to an exciting day for horse racing enthusiasts – and anyone looking for a fun day out. Dress up, splash out and win big at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool.
1st - 14th July
Wimbledon is the world’s longest-running tennis competition and widely regarded as the biggest tennis event in the year. It’s classically British, attended by royalty, and rich in history, culture and - of course - strawberries and cream.
British Grand Prix
12th - 14th July
First held in 1926, the British Grand Prix is the longest-running race in the Formula 1 calendar - but 2019 could be its last year at Silverstone. Witness part of motorsports history as the best teams from around the world compete for what could be the final British Grand Prix trophy of its kind.
Premiership Rugby Final
Having survived 22 rounds and two semi-finals, the best teams in English rugby will face off at Twickenham Stadium to decide the champions of 2019. Premiership Rugby has always been an impressive competition of strength and determination, so you can expect an exciting and action-packed finale.
UCI Road Championships
22nd - 29th September
One of the most intense cycling time trials in the world, the UCI Road World Championships covers the length and breadth of scenic Yorkshire with a variety of elite and team events. An iconic competition in cycling road racing, the UCI Road World Championships is a key stage of what fans consider the Triple Crown of Cycling.
26th November - 8th December
One of snooker’s biggest events returns to the York Barbican for its 42nd year, with the best names in professional snooker competing for a £200,000 prize. Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed a record seventh UK title last year, and 2019 promises to be as exciting a competition.