FIFA World Cup 2018 and Beyond – Must Watch Tournaments
The FIFA World Cup 2018 is upon us. We have so many games to look forward to and tournaments to watch. The FIFA World Cup 2018 features premium quality football games. The best of the talents from around the world compete.
FIFA World Cup 2018
The next FIFA World Cup 2018 will start on 14th June 2018. It will feature the best talents of the team qualifying for the big event. It will be first World Cup taking place outside Europe since 2006. The footballing body has selected different venues in Russia and Europe. The host team is already qualified for the tournament. However, 31 other teams will qualify to take part in the tournament.
2018 African Nations Cup
The 2018 African Nations Cup is a men’s football competition. The nature of this tournament is very exclusive. It only allows those players to take part who play for their country’s domestic teams. Furthermore, the 2018 African Nations Cup will feature the qualifying teams for the finals. The teams from the 2018 African Nations Cup featuring in the FIFA World Cup 2018 include Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, and Nigeria.
2018 – 19 UEFA Nations League
The UEFA Nations League 2018 will have the inaugural season. It will feature 55 members of the prestigious UEFA association members. Therefore, the competition will kick off from September next year, will last until November. Furthermore, the FIFA World Cup 2018 will consider it as a qualification process for teams to get the UEFA Euro 2020.
2018 AFC U-23 Championships in China
The AFC U-23 championship fixtures some of the best soccer talents in Asia. The AFC U-23 will start from January next year. However, there is an age limitation for the participants. Therefore, anyone born after 1st January 1995 can only take part in this tournament. Only the top two teams in each group will head to the next stage.
2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
The 2018 UEFA European Under-19 championship will be held in Finland. This UEFA champion’s league tournament will start on 18th April 2018. Furthermore, eight teams are participating in this tournament. Finland, being hosts are given the A1 position based on draw.
2018 AFC U-19 Championship
Indonesia will host the 2018 AFC U-19 championship. It will take place between 18th October and 4th November next year. Furthermore, Asian Football Federation will organize the 40th edition of the tournament. A total of 16 teams will participate in it.
2018 African Women Cup of Nations
The 2018 African Women Cup of Nations will take place from 17th November and 1st December 2018. Furthermore, the tournament will kick off in Ghana. It is one of the double qualifiers for women for FIFA World Cup 2018. The winning teams will participate in women’s World Cup in 2019.
2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
The 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is a youth football championship. It will take place next year from 5th and 24th August 2018. The tournament will feature 16 teams qualifying for it. France will automatically qualify since it is hosting the games. However, 15 other teams will qualify from different continental competitions.