Love Sports – Don’t Miss These Important Dates

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Don't miss some of the most important and exciting sporting events to take place this year. Choose from Cricket, Football, Rubgy, Formula 1 and more. Don't forget to make a note of these dates in your diary or why not share it with fellow sports enthusiasts.

MAY

4 Football Europa League semi-finals, first legs
5 & 7 Cricket England vs Ireland
6 Football West Ham vs Tottenham
6 Football Arsenal vs Manchester United
6 Horse racing 2,000 Guineas, Newmarket
9-10 Football Champions League semi-finals, second legs
11 Football Europa League semi-finals, second legs
12 Rugby Union European Rugby Challenge Cup final, Edinburgh
13 Football Tottenham vs Manchester United
13 Football Women's FA Cup final, Wembley
13 Rugby Union European Rugby Champions Cup final, Edinburgh
14 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona
18 Football Europa League final, Stockholm
20 Football League One Play-off Final, Wembley
21 Football Premier League season ends
24, 27 & 29 Cricket England vs South Africa
27 Rugby Union Premiership final, Twickenham
28 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix
28 Football League Two Play-Off Final, Wembley
28 Rugby Union England XV vs Barbarians, Twickenham (Old Mutual Wealth cup)
29 Football Championship Play-off Final, Wembley
29 May-11 Jun Tennis French Open, Roland Garros
29 May-5 Jun Table Tennis World Championships, Dusseldorf, Germany


JUNE

1 Football Women's Champions League final, Cardiff
1-18 Cricket Champions Trophy, England (Cardiff, Edgbaston and The Oval)
3 Horse racing Epsom Derby
3 Football Champions League final, Cardiff
10 Football World Cup qualifiers: Scotland vs England (Group F), Azerbaijan vs Northern Ireland (Group C)
10 Rugby Union Argentina vs England, first Test, San Juan
11 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal
11 Football World Cup qualifiers: Serbia vs Wales, Republic of Ireland vs Austria (Group D)
13 Football France vs England, International friendly
15-18 Golf US Open, Wisconsin
16-30 Football European Under-21 Championship, Poland
17 Rugby Union Argentina vs England, second Test, Santa Fe; Japan vs Ireland, first Test, ECOPA Stadium (Shizuoka)
17 Jun-2 Jul Football Confederations Cup, Russia
17, 18, 24 & 25 Sailing America's Cup, Bermuda
19-25 Tennis Aegon Championships, Queen's Club
20-24 Horse racing Royal Ascot


JULY

1 Rugby Union New Zealand vs British and Irish Lions, second Test, Wellington
1 Cricket One-Day Cup final, Lord's
1-23 Cycling Tour de France
3-16 Tennis Wimbledon
6-10 Cricket England vs South Africa, first Test, Lord's
8 Rugby Union New Zealand vs British and Irish Lions, third Test, Auckland
9 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg
9 Athletics London Anniversary Games, London Stadium
14-18 Cricket England vs South Africa, second Test, Trent Bridge
14-23 ParaAthletics World Championships, London
16 Formula 1 British Grand Prix, Silverstone
16 Jul-6 Aug Football Women's Euro 2017, Netherlands
20-23 Golf The Open, Royal Birkdale
27-31 Cricket England vs South Africa, third Test, The Oval
30 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest
21, 23 & 25 Cricket England vs South Africa
24 Rugby Union New Zealand vs British and Irish Lions, first Test, Auckland; Japan vs Ireland, second Test
25 Formula 1 Grand Prix, Azerbaijan
26 Jun-23 Jul Cricket Women's World Cup, England
26 Jun-1 Jul Tennis Aegon International, Eastbourne

AUGUST

3-6 Golf Women's British Open, Kingsbarns, Scotland
4-8 Cricket England vs South Africa Fourth Test, Old Trafford
4-13 Athletics World Championships, London
9-26 Rugby Union Women's World Cup, Ireland
10-13 Golf US PGA Championship, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
17-21 Cricket England vs West Indies, first Test, Edgbaston
20 Athletics Birmingham Diamond League
25-29 Cricket England vs West Indies, Second Test, Headingley
26 Rugby League Challenge Cup final, Wembley
27 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps
27 Motorcycling British Moto Grand Prix, Silverstone
28 Aug-10 Sep Tennis US Open, Flushing Meadow, New York

 31 Aug -                            Horse trials                         Burghley Horse Trials

SEPTEMBER

1 Football World Cup qualifiers:, Lithuania vs Scotland, Malta vs England (Group F), San Marino vs Northern Ireland (Group C)
2 Football World Cup qualifiers: Wales vs Austria, Georgia vs Republic of Ireland (Group D)
2 Cricket T20 Blast Finals Day, Edgbaston
3 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix, Monza
3-10 Cycling Tour of Britain
4 Football World Cup qualifiers: England vs Slovakia, Scotland vs Malta (Group F), Northern Ireland vs Czech Republic (Group C)
5 Football World Cup qualifiers: Moldova vs Wales, Republic of Ireland vs Serbia (Group D)
7-11 Cricket England vs West Indies, third Test, Lord's
15-17 Tennis Davis Cup semi-finals and play-offs
16 Cricket England vs West Indies
17 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
19, 21, 24, 27, 29 Cricket England vs West Indies
23-30 Multi-sports Invictus Games, Toronto
24 American Football NFL in London, Wembley Stadium


OCTOBER

1 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang
1 American Football NFL in London, Wembley Stadium
5 Football World Cup qualifiers: Northern Ireland vs Germany (Group C); England vs Slovenia, Scotland vs Slovakia (Group F)
6 Football World Cup qualifiers: Georgia vs Wales, Republic of Ireland vs Moldova (Group D)
7 Rugby League Super League Grand Final, Old Trafford
8 Football World Cup qualifiers: Norway vs Northern Ireland (Group C); Lithuania vs England, Slovenia vs Scotland (Group F)
8 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
9 Football World Cup qualifier: Wales vs Republic of Ireland (Group D)
14 Triathlon World Ironman Championship, Hawaii
21 Horse racing British Champions Day, Ascot (including Champion Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes)
22 American Football NFL in London, Twickenham
22 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Austin
23-29 Tennis WTA Finals, Singapore
29 American Football NFL in London, Twickenham
29 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City


NOVEMBER

11 Rugby Union England vs Argentina, Twickenham (Old Mutual Wealth)
12 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paolo
12-19 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals, London
18 Rugby Union England vs Australia, Twickenham (Old Mutual Wealth)
23-27 Cricket Australia vs England, first Ashes Test, Brisbane
24-26 Tennis Davis Cup final
25 Rugby Union England vs Samoa, Twickenham (Old Mutual Wealth)
26 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


DECEMBER

2-6 Cricket Australia vs England, second Ashes Test, Adelaide
14-18 Cricket Australia vs England, third Ashes Test, Perth
26-30 Cricket Australia vs England, fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne
26 Horse racing King George VI Chase, Kempton
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