Sport events calendar 2021: all the rescheduled events and dates for your diary

Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 2:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 2:44 pm

While major sporting events including the Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2020 were postponed this year, with the promise of a Covid vaccine it's looking likely that we'll be able to enjoy a fuller calendar of sport in 2021.

Here are the dates for events already announced.

Football

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FA Cup 2020-21:

  • Third round: January 8-11
  • Fourth round: January 22-25
  • Fifth round: February 10
  • Quarter-finals: March 21
  • Semi-finals: April 17-18
  • Final: May 15

Scottish Cup 2020-21:

  • Third round: January 30
  • Fourth round: 20 February 2021
  • Quarter-finals: 13 March 2021
  • Semi-finals: 10 April 2021
  • Final: 8 May 2021

FA Women’s Cup Final: May 22

Carabao Cup final: April 25

Champions League final: May 29

Europa League final: May 26

EFL Play-off finals: May 29-31

European Championships 2021:

  • First game (Italy v Turkey): June 11
  • Wales v Switzerland: June 12
  • England v Croatia: June 13
  • Scotland v Czech Republic: June 14
  • Wales v Turkey: June 16
  • England v Scotland: June 18
  • Wales v Italy: June 20
  • England v Czech Republic: June 22
  • Scotland v Croatia: June 22
  • Round of 16: June 26-29
  • Quarter-finals: July 2, 3
  • Semi-finals: July 6, 7
  • Final: July 11

Athletics

British Indoor Championships: February 20-21

Muller Anniversary Games (London): July 13

London Marathon: October 3

New York Marathon: November 7

Cricket

Sri Lanka v England Tests: January 14-18, 22-6

India v England Tests: February 5-9, 13-17, 24-28, March 4-8

India v England T20s: March 12, 14, 16, 18 , 20

India v England ODIs: March 23, 26, 28

England v Sri Lanka ODIs: June 29, July 1, 4

England v Pakistan ODIs: July 8, 10, 13

England v Pakistan T20s: July 16, 18, 20

England v India Tests: August 4-8, 12,-16, 25-29; September 2-6, 10-14

Pakistan v England T20s: October 14, 15

T20 World Cup: October-November 14 (India, start date to be confirmed)

Darts

World Matchplay in Blackpool: July 17-25

Formula One

Australian Grand Prix (first event): March 21

British Grand Prix (Silverstone): July 18

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (final event): December 5

Golf

Masters: April 8-11

US PGA: May 20-23

US Open: June 17-20

The Open Championship: July 15-18

Ryder Cup: September 24-26

Olympic Games

Tokyo: July 23-August 8

Paralympic Games

Tokyo: August 24-September 5

Racing

Cheltenham Festival: March 16-19

Grand National Festival: April 8-10

Scottish Grand National: April 16-17

Epsom Derby Festival: June 4-5

Royal Ascot: June 15-19

Rugby Union

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Six Nations:

  • Italy v France: February 6
  • England v Scotland: February 6
  • Wales v Ireland: February 7
  • England v Italy: February 13
  • Scotland v Wales: February 13
  • Ireland v France: February 14
  • Italy v Ireland: February 27
  • Wales v England: February 27
  • France v Scotland: February 28
  • Italy v Wales: March 13
  • England v France: March 13
  • Scotland v Ireland: March 14
  • Scotland v Italy: March 20
  • France v Wales: March 20
  • Ireland v England March 20

European Champions Cup final: May 21

Premiership Final: June 26

British and Irish Lions v Japan: June 26

South Africa v British and Irish Lions: July 24, 31, August 7

Rugby League

Super League 2021 begins: March 11

Challenge Cup final: July 17

Super League Grand Final: October 9

World Cup: October 23-November 27

Snooker

World Championship: April 17-May 3

UK Championship: November 27-December 5

Tennis

Australian Open: February 8-21

French Open: May 23-June 6

Wimbledon: June 28-July 11

US Open: August 30-September 12

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