2018 at a glance: The Sports calendar every sports fan would love to follow

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Internet Desk: The year 2018 has just started and the sports fanatics will get to see a lot of sports events in various categories. Here we will discuss about Top 5 sports events which would be catching all-the eyebrows of the world.

India’s tour of South Africa 2018 (January 5 – February 24)

After a dominating home season last year, the ongoing 2018 would be an acid test for Virat Kohli and Co. as they are currently in South Africa where they will play 3 Tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T20Is. If the visitors manages to win a series on South African soil, it would happen first in 25 years. After that they have overseas tours in England and Australia too.

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 (June 14 – July 15)

Beside Olympics, the FIFA World Cup is the biggest event of the world which will take place in Russia for the very first time in June. Football’s super-giants like four-time champions Italy, Netherlands and Chile won’t take part in this World Cup as they have failed to qualify for this grand event. It would be a the last chance for the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win their maiden title.

Australian Open 2018 (January 15- January 28)

The tennis fans again saw the battle of supremacy between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal last year as the two shared two grand-slams respectively and Nadal finished the year as the No.1 in the world. As veteran Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have made a return in tennis the fans might get to see a lot of rivalry in 2018 this year which is set to begin from January 15 at the Australian Open.

Indian Open Super Series (Starts from January 29)

Though India’s star shuttler ended her international season with a runners-up trophy in the Dubai Open Super Series finals, her brilliant performance in 2017 was praised by everyone. On the other hand in Men’s section Kidambi Srikanth broke a new record as he bagged four super series under his belt and he is currently the World No. 2 in BWF rankings. The shuttlers will start their new season from Indian Open Super Series which is set to start from January 29.

Hockey World Cup for Men’s (November 28 – December 16)

The Indian hockey was in news only for controversies last year as Hockey India sacked the team’s coach Roelant Oltmans and they also cancelled the Premier Hockey League too. Though the nation won Asia cup and also won bronze in Hockey World League at home and with the World Cup happening in India later this year the team is expected to do well in the mega event.

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