The year 2023 is all set to feature some of the biggest sporting events around the world.
After experiencing setbacks during the pandemic's height, 2022 bounded back with an action-packed lineup of tournaments and fixtures.
The year ended with the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup in Qatar, all major sporting events are gearing up to display and cater to the best of sportsmen and fans globally.
Here are the top sporting events we think you should watch or even attend in 2023!
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The 2023 Men's FIH Hockey World Cup will be the 15th edition of the Men's FIH Hockey World Cup, which takes place every four years.
The cities of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela will host the championship in India from 13 to 29 January 2023.
The Hockey World Cup Qualification determines the 16 teams representing their country in the FIH Hockey World Cup.
Belgium defeated the Netherlands in a penalty shoot-out (3–2) to win the 2018 Hockey World Cup.
The first of the four grand slams around the tennis calendar year begins in Australia with the Australian Open.
The tournament will be hosted in Melbourne at Melbourne Park from 16 January to 29 January 2023.
Nine-time champion Novak Djokovic holds the record for most Australian Open men's singles titles.
The Carabao Cup is also known as the EFL/League Cup which is a competition open to all clubs in the English Premier League and Football League.
The competition's winner advances to the UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round in 2023–24.
The 2022/23 final will be held at Wembley Stadium in London which has a capacity of 90,000 seats.
Liverpool is the defending champions, having beaten Chelsea on penalties.
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The 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship will kick off in Bahrain from the 3rd to the 5 March 2023.
This will be the fifth time that the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir will have the honor of being the opening race of the season.
This season Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing (RBR) will be defending their Drivers World Championship and Constructors World Championship from the likes of Ferrari, Mercedes, and all the other teams.
The French Open, also known as Roland-Garros is the second grand slam tournament of the year and one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.
The French Open is frequently noted to be the world's most physically demanding tennis competition which is played on clay.
The tournament will take place at the historic Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France from 28 May - 11 June 2023.
Rafael Nadal won the men's singles tennis championship at the 2022 French Open by defeating Casper Ruud in the championship match, 6-3, 6-3, 6-0.
After the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League is regarded as the second-most significant international competition for European clubs.
The 2022/23 UEFA Europa League final will take place at Budapest's Puskás Aréna in Hungary on 31 May 2023.
The current champions are Eintracht Frankfurt, who defeated Rangers 5–4 on penalties in the 2022 finals.
Almost all football clubs in England and several in Wales compete in the FA Cup, which is a knockout tournament.
More than 700 clubs will participate in the 2022–23 FA Cup, which is the 142nd time the competition has been held.
Wembley Stadium in London will host the final on the 3 June 2023.
Liverpool is the defending champions of the FA Cup.
On 10 June 2023, the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul will host the UEFA Champions League final for the 2022–23 season.
This will be the 68th season of the premier club football competition in Europe, which is governed by UEFA,
The stadium is situated in the Başakşehir area of the city, west of the Bosphorus, it boasts a seated capacity of over 75,000.
Real Madrid was crowned European champions for an incredible 14th time following their 1-0 win over Liverpool in the 2022 Champions League.
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Wimbledon is the world's oldest and most prestigious tennis competition.
It has been played on outdoor grass courts at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877.
The 136th Wimbledon Championships will be contested from 3 July 2023 to 16 July 2023 and will be the first after the death of the former patron, Queen Elizabeth II.
Novak Djokovic won his 21st major title by successfully defending his Wimbledon gentlemen's singles title, defeating Nick Kyrgios in the final.
The World Netball Federation organizes the Netball World Cup, which takes place every four years.
In 2023, the tournament will take place at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, from Friday, 28 July to Sunday, 6 August.
The tournament will be held in Africa for the first time.
In 2019, England emerged as champions, defeating New Zealand.
For the first time, 32 nations will compete in the Women's World Cup.
The ninth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup competition will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand and is set to take place from 20 July to 20 August 2023.
The United States is the reigning champions after winning the last two competitions.
The fourth and final grand slam of the year, the US Open Tennis Championship, is a hardcourt tennis tournament held annually in Queens, New York.
The 2022 US Open begins on 28 August and will run till 10 September 2023.
The competition is played on acrylic hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York City.
Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Świątek won the men's and women's singles titles, respectively in 2022.
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The tenth edition of the men's Rugby World Cup is slated to take place in 2023.
It is scheduled to take place in France from 8 September to 28 October 2023, in nine venues across the country.
The defending champions are South Africa, who defeated England 32–12 in 2019 final.
The 19th Asian Games were initially scheduled for 2022, but the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new dates scheduled for the mega-event to take place are 23rd September 2023 to 8th October 2023.
The 19th Asian Games will be a multi-sport event celebrated in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Hangzhou will be the third Chinese city to host the Asian Games, after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.
There are 40 sports including swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, baseball and softball, basketball, boxing, etc., and 61 disciplines at the Asian Games Hangzhou 2022. During 15 competition days, athletes will compete for 482 gold medals.
The 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup is set to take place in India, tentatively from 25th October through to 26th November 2023.
India will be hosting the quadrennial tournament for the fourth time in its history.
The prized trophy will be competed for by ten teams. There will be a round-robin round before the knockout rounds, similar to the 2019 competition in England and Wales.
England is the defending champions of the World Cup. They clinched the title in 2019 in the most dramatic fashion against New Zealand.
Australia has won the Cricket World Cup five times, making it the most successful in the competition's history.
The Yas Marina Circuit will be the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the season's last race. This grand finale will create an incredible race and a truly unique Grand Prix experience, being one of the special races to run under the lights in the twilight.