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Upcoming Soccer Events of 2020 – Beginning of a New Decade

Soccer had an impressionable year in 2019. We got to witness some of the best moments of the game in the past year that included Mexico winning the Gold Cup, USWNT lifting the World Cup, Brazil winning on their home soil the Copa America and the highlight of the season, Liverpool shocking Barcelona with a never seen before performance. Now, it’s the beginning of new decade, we have the list of soccer events of 2020.

The thing about soccer is it never slows down. In 2020, we anticipate the upcoming soccer tournaments will be as exciting as the previous year. As a new decade begins, we will be witnessing some power protein, but before you start with the soccer events 2020 list, have you revisited the top 10 soccer moments of the decade 2010-2019?

Moving on to 2020 has no men’s World Cup scheduled or any major league game, but for women’s soccer, this is a significant season as they have two most important football events coming up.

Upcoming Soccer Events 2020

  1. 2020 Women’s Champions League Final-May 24, Austria

Men’s soccer might be the main attraction of the game, football still is a gender-neutral sport. Millions of women soccer fans in the world will be eagerly waiting for the Women’s Championship League final to be played on May 24 at the Franz Horr Stadium in Vienna, Austria. This 2020 soccer event is expected to draw a lot of crowd to the stadium as in the last few years women’s soccer has grown exponentially especially in Europe.

Last year’s seven of the Women’s World Cup quarterfinalists made it to the UEFA that drew the eyes of football fans. At present, Lyon is the best women’s club in the world and it won’t be a surprise if sportsbooks and soccer odds favor the team during the final game in 2020.

Lyon already has four Championship League titles (won in a row!), if the club wins this one too, it is their straight fifth victory. The club has some of the best women soccer players including the French trio Amandine Henry, Wendie Renard and Eugenie Le Sommer, English soccer player Lucy Bronze, Ada Hegerberg from Norway, the Netherland’s Shanice van de Sanden, Germany’s Dzsenifer Marozsan and Kadeisha Buchanan from Canada.

Although, Barcelona that lost the title last season to Lyon will look forward to settling the score this season.

  1. 2020 Champions League Final-May 30, Turkey

Champions League already has so much greatness last season that it will be one of the biggest soccer events 2020.The Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey will host the Champions League Final to be played on May 30.

Fans are already excited about the event as they are yet not over the excitement from last season’s tournament where we saw PSG’s hilarious upset by Manchester United, Liverpool’s once-in-a-lifetime comeback at Barcelona and promising run of Ajax that met a nightmarish end.

While the Champions League tournament was filled with moments of surprises, the final itself was easy to forget. But in 2020, Champions League final will be answering some questions that are raging the fire within. Will we see Zinedine Zidane pick the title for the fourth time? Will Italy be able to contain Atlanta? How will Pep Guardiola take the City to the next level and satisfy fans? Barcelona, PSG, and Juventus will get a respite this season?

  1. 2020 Copa América Tournament-June 12-July 12

The little league of Copa America is a big deal in South America. Since Brazil won the title at home soil, Copa America Tournament will be hosted again exactly 341 days after. CONMEBOL is trying to make the tournament more mainstream as the European League titles which is why the early repeat of the Copa is scheduled.

The highlight of the tournament this year is the fact that it will be co-hosted by two nations-Argentina and Colombia-for the first time. The games will be played within a month hosted across 9 different cities in Argentina and Colombia. What we are most excited about is Lionel Messi, Argentina’s star player. This season will be his final appearance (if he plays!) in Copa America before he turns 33 in June 2021.

  1. UEFA Euro 2020-June 12-July 12

Of all the soccer tournaments slated to be played in 2020, the UEFA Euro is creating the most buzz. This year, the European Cup celebrates its 60th birthday and to commemorate the day, UEFA has decided to host Euro 2020 in 12 different cities across 12 European countries.

Beginning from June 12, the cities of Russia, Germany, Italy, and Azerbaijan will be hosting the quarterfinals while the Wembley Stadium in London is gearing up to host the semifinals and the final. Portugal will be defending its cup in the tournament that will witness 24 qualifying nations battling it out. France that missed the title last season, will try to put up a show.

If you haven’t got your Univision or ESPN subscriptions then you need to as the two will be broadcasting the whole tournament.

  1. 2020 Summer Olympics-July 24

While men’s U-23 soccer tournament of the Olympics is always quirky, women’s soccer will be the attraction of the event. Commencing from July 24, the 2020 Summer Olympics will be the second-largest women’s soccer tournament with Germany as the defending champions. Last year, USWNT failed to make it to the finals, losing to Sweden in the quarterfinal but this season they will be popular in Japan.

The soccer 2020 event will be hosted across six Japanese cities. We expect an entertaining tournament especially from team Great Britain that has some of the best women footballers from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The American women’s team will have to fight it out harder if they expect to make it to the finals.

As the past decade, 2020 soccer events will make the first few memories for the next decade and we are sure there will be enough excitement to keep us occupied this year. Particularly for women’s soccer, the year 2020 holds greater importance, given the Women’s Champions League and Summer Olympics.

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