The most popular sport created in England, football rules were first written in 1863. A game needs 2 teams of 11 players and teams win points when they put the ball in the goal.
The 136th FA Cup final will take place at Wembley on Saturday (27th May 2017), with Premier League champions Chelsea facing Arsenal
The Barclays Premier League began in 1992/93 and since then has established itself as the most exciting and most watched league in the world. Man Utd were the inaugural BPL champions and have gone on to win the title 13 times. Chelsea have been champions four times, Arsenal three, Man City twice, and Blackburn once. (http://www.premierleague.com/)
League 2016/ 2017 start: 13th August 2016
Premier League is owned by its 20 Member Clubs: Arsenal/ Bournemouth/ Burnley/ Chelsea/ Crystal Palace/ Everton/ Hull/ Leicester/ Liverpool/ Man City/ Man Utd/ Middlesbrough/ Southampton/ Stoke/ Sunderland/ Swansea/ Spurs/ Watford/ West Brom/ West Ham
UEFA was founded by a group of pioneering administrators in Basel, Switzerland on 15 June 1954. Since then, the parent body of European football – one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA – has grown into the cornerstone of the game on this continent, working with and acting on behalf of Europe's national football associations and other stakeholders in the game to promote football and strengthen its position as arguably the most popular sport in the world. (http://www.uefa.org/)
UEFA 2017 League final: Juventus vs. Real Madrid in the UEFA at National Stadium of Wales on Saturday 3 June
UEFA 2016: 10th June ~ 10th July, 2016 in France, Final Game: Portugal (1) vs. France (0)
The Rugby Football Union was created in the UK in 1871, this game needs 2 teams of 15 players and need to use hands to get the ball into the enemy zone to win points.
The Six Nations Championship is without doubt the world's greatest rugby tournament. Each year the collective fans of six proud nations – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – share in the passion and excitement of this feast of rugby. Some of the rivalries in this tournament date back more than 140 years, which simply adds to the sense of occasion.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the ninth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship.
12 Teams are qualified for Rugby World Cup 2019 to date: Argentina/ Australia/ England/ France/ Georgia/ Ireland/ Italy/ Japan/ New Zealand/ Scotland/ South Africa/ Wales.
The word ‘cricket’ was created in 1598 but the game may have been created up to 300 years earlier. It is a team game where players use a bat and a ball. The game needs 2 teams of 11 players.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Lord’s and Somerset will host the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 matches from 26 June to 23 July. It will be the first time that the tournament will be held in England since 1993 when the home side beat New Zealand in the final at Lord’s, revisiting the scene of their triumph in 1973 in the first-ever ICC Women’s World Cup final against Australia.
The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 15 July 2019. This will be the 12th Cricket World Cup competition, and the fifth time it will be held in England and Wales. The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 Cricket World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand. The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord's. The 10-team-tournament has gained much criticism due to the lack of associate teams in the tournament, but the ICC plan to keep the competition at just 10 teams. Australia are the defending champions.
The modern game of tennis was created between 1860 and 1865 in Birmingham, England.
The 130th edition of the championships, the 49th in the Open Era and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year, played on grass courts. Qualifying begins: 20 June, the Draw: 24 June, Pre-event Press Conferences: 25 & 26 June, Order of Play: 26 June, Championships begin: 27 June to 10 July.
Gentlemen's single: Andy Murray (GBR)
Ladies Single: Serena Williams (USA)
2016 Davis Cup is the 105th edition of the Davis Cup, a tournament between national teams in men's tennis. It is sponsored by BNP Paribas. From this season's tournament the deciding set of each match would be settled by a tiebreak at 6 games all rather than playing an advantage set until a player or a team were two games clear.
The origin of the modern game is usually traced to Scotland in the 15th century. The Scottish Parliament passed several acts banning the practice of the game, along with football (soccer), because the two sports were interfering with archery practice, which was necessary for national defence. The first act was passed in 1457 by James II, King of Scotland, and it was reaffirmed in 1471 and 1491.
Ricoh Women's British Open 2016 (Woburn Golf Club, England)
The Ricoh Women’s British Open is one of the golfing highlights of the sporting calendar with the 40th Championship making its tenth appearance at the iconic Woburn Golf Club but first since 1999 and for the first time on the famed Marquess course. Since 1979, the club has hosted in excess of fifty professional tournaments over the three courses and is a fitting stage for the world’s leading players to perform, over what will be four memorable days from the 28th – 31st July.
Champion: A. Jutanugarn (-16) 310,838.00 pound, 2. M. Martin (-13) 173,199.50 pound, 2. M. Lee (-13) 173,199.50 pound (Final Result)
The history of organised, modern horse racing in Britain dates back to the 17th century. Prior to this date, evidence of the origins of horseracing is sketchy. There are records of horseracing during Roman times, and in the 12th century, racing is known to have taken place on public holidays at Smithfield in London, and at Chester, where records exist of Shrove Tuesday races. Horse racing is the second largest spectator sport in Great Britain, and one of the longest established, with a history dating back many centuries. There are 59 racecourses in Great Britain, from Perth in Scotland to Newton Abbot in Devon.
The London Marathon (presently known through sponsorship as the Virgin Money London Marathon) is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money.
The most recent event was the 2016 London Marathon on 24 April 2016. The next London Marathon will be run on 23 April 2017. (Source: Wikipedia)