After a year of uncertainty and pain, finally, there is some exciting news about sports on the screens. International football tournaments are back in business.
Football is the only global game that can easily bridge the gap between genders, races and obviously, countries. According to reports, there are more than 4 billion football fans across the globe—no doubt why it is the most viewed sporting event.
So, If you’re an international football enthusiast just like us, hold on this is the place. Here we have listed the Top 5 football Tournaments that are scheduled for 2021-2022. It is undoubtedly something to look forward to amidst this chaos and anxiety going on around the world.
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1. 2021 Copa America
Initially scheduled for 2020, the 47th edition of South America’s men’s football championship is finally starting from 13th June 2021 and will continue till 10th July 2021. The original tournament was due from June to July, but because of the pandemic, it was canceled for a year by CONMEBOL.
- This year, 2021, Copa America will be hosted by two nations: Columbia and Argentina.
- For the first time in the history of Copa America, it will be hosted by two countries.
- The complete tournaments will take place in a total of nine venues in nine cities across the nation.
What’s different this season?
- Every season, 12 CONMEBOL national football teams participate in the Copa America tournament.
- For Copa America 2021, the cards are a bit different. This year the game will continue with 10 teams after Qatar and Australia withdrew themselves.
2021 Copa America also marks the calendar change year for the tournament to move in from odd years to even, which was originally planned to start from the 2020 edition. But the best part of all, the wait is finally over, and we get to witness the zeal and the passion of the players on the ground.
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2. 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
The 20th edition of the European international youth football championship is one of the most awaited football tournaments the world is looking forward to this year. This annual tournament is organized by the UEFA (The Union of European football association).
The original tournament was scheduled between 30th June to 13th July 2021 but was called off, most certainly, due to the pandemic.
Also, Romania was scheduled to host the UEFA Under-19 Euro 2021.
But things have changed, and Slovakia will be the new country to host the tournament. To participate in this championship, players born on or after 2003 are only eligible since it is an Under-18 competition.
Though the dates are not yet been announced, but we hope they will soon be announced. This season, a total of eight teams will participate in the tournament. In the last season, Spain defeated Portugal by 2-0, but it will be way more interesting and nerve-racking for this season.
3. UEFA Women Champion League Final
When it comes to sports, women are not far behind. The 20th edition of the international women’s association football competition is going on and has almost reached its final match is scheduled on 17th May 2022.
The final match will be held in Gothenburg in Sweden between Barcelona and Chelsea. We can’t help but content our excitement. The women’s tournament first started under the name UEFA Women’s Cup in 2001-02 and was later renamed as the Champions League for their 10th edition. Top club teams worldwide that are leagued with the UEFA participate in this women’s football.
2021 also marks an important season for the UEFA Women Champions League. It is the first time the competition has introduced a proper group stage for the competing teams.
Lyon had been a strong contender in the tournament, winning five titles previously, but this year it’s between Chelsea and Barcelona, and the world is yet to find out the winner for the 20th edition of this prestigious title.
4. 2021 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
The next football tournament the whole world is is looking forward to in 2021 is FIFA Y-17 Women’s World Cup. Though the dates have not yet been announced yet, we are optimistic about the future and hoping it will be announced within a few months.
The 7th edition of the FIFA U-17 International football tournament for women is one of its kind. It was initially scheduled for November 2020 but was rescheduled and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
India was supposed to be the hosting team and is also appointed for the next edition. Spain has been a defending champion, but for this year, we are yet to find out.
5. 2021 UEFA Champions League Final
The 66th edition of the European premiere football tournament has reached its final, and some are scheduled to take place in Istanbul at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium on 29th May 2021. The winners of this international tournament will compete against the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League winners and qualify for the 2021 FIFA World Cup to be held in Japan.
The tournament was originally planned for 2020, but due to the global pandemic, it was called off for a year. Now it has finally reached its final. Also this year, four new teams made their debuts in the competition: Istanbul. Krasnodar, Rennes and Midtjylland.
We all are waiting for the finals to find out the winners of this season of the 2021 UEFA Champions League.