September can be a little bit sad for some people. Summer is ending and as the holiday season comes to an end, it’s back to school for many. We will try to improve the moods in the best way we know how – sport! There are a few big events from very different sports set to be played out in September. Everyone will find something to interest them.
Traditionally we start with football. The top European leagues have already started and this means a lot of emotions every weekend. Moreover, the break for international games will add to the attractiveness of football this month. On top of this, there is one more big event everybody is waiting for. Of course, I’m talking about the start of the group stage in UEFA’s Champions League! Last season proved that this competition provides maximum emotions.
Let’s come back to the European Leagues. There are several classics waiting for us. The Premier League brings us a North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham, that will kick off the start of the month – 1st of September. At the end of the month, there will be two more great Premier League clashes – Chelsea will face Liverpool on the 22nd of September and Arsenal will go to the Old Trafford to meet Manchester United on the 30th.
The hegemon of the French Ligue 1 – Pars Saint Germain will meet the only team that can maybe stop them from winning another title – Olympique Lyon. On the 22nd of September, we will find out if Les Olympiens are strong enough this season to upset the favorites.
On the same day as The North London Derby, the 1st of September, there will be another Derby, known as the Della Capitale between Lazio and AS Roma. This is not the end of what we have to look forward to in Serie A this month. On the 21st another derby will take place. This time in Milan. Clashes between AC Milan and Inter are called Derby Della Madonnina.
One more derby to mention, the El Derbi Madrileño, is not one to be missed. Atletico Madrid will host Real at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on the 28th. Real will have something to prove after their 7-3 defeat on the preseason tour in the USA. As you can see, September should be called “The Derby Month”.
ATHLETICS – THE WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
Ladies and gentlemen, the third biggest sporting event is on its way! The World Athletics Championship. The popularity and the number of athletes taking part in this competition are second only to the Olympic Games and Football’s World Cup. This year’s tournament will take place in Doha, Qatar at the Khalifa International Stadium and begins on the 27th September.
The World Athletics Championships are held every two years – one year before and one year after the Olympic Games. There are 25 different events for both men and women.
RUGBY – THE WORLD CUP
The main international tournament organized by World Rugby is played every 4 years. This time around Japan will be the host country. New Zealand are the current World Champions and are looking to defend their title. They are also the team that has won the most world championships and the most medals. Will they continue to lead the way?
In September you will be able to get excited about four races:
- 1st September – Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix
- 8th September – Gran Premio Heineken D’Italia
- 22nd September – Singapore Airline’s Singapore Grand Prix
- 29th September – VTB Russian Grand Prix
Last but not least, don’t forget about the Basketball World Cup we wrote about in our August sporting events review (the championship starts on the 31st of August). This competition will until the middle of the month. On the 15th of September, we will meet the World Champions.
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