Every year, London plays host to a number of spectacular sporting events on a regular basis. Whether it’s the FA Cup final or a huge boxing fight, London is the place to be for sport in the United Kingdom. While Manchester and Birmingham also host a number of big events, they can’t quite complete with England’s capital city when it comes to important sporting showdowns. We take a look at some of the best action in 2016.
In February, the 2016 Six Nations will get underway as England look to get off to a good start under new head coach Eddie Jones. After their disappointing performance in last year’s home World Cup, Stuart Lancaster left his role as England boss and replaced by the former Australia head coach.
England will play two home matches against Ireland and Wales in this year’s tournament and Jones will be expecting victories in both of their fixtures at Twickenham. In the build-up to the tournament, you can keep up to date with all of the latest team news and odds via Betway’s betting site.
Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Every year, tennis fans from all over the world travel to Wimbledon for the third Grand Slam event of the season. In 2015, Novak Djokovic came out on top against seven-time winner Roger Federer but there will be plenty of support for British number one Andy Murray, who is currently expecting the birth of his first child.
This year, Djokovic is expected to win almost every major event but many will be backing Murray to defy the odds and beat the world number one. Betway were simply the ‘betting site’ of 2016 and if you fancy Murray to earn a shock victory, you can get odds and news via their website. The Scot won the Wimbledon title back in 2013 and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him go all the way once again.
NFL International Series
Since 2007, Wembley Stadium has hosted at least one NFL fixture every year. In 2016, there will be three games held against two venues in London as American football continues to grow across the United Kingdom. This year, the Jacksonville Jaguars will once again feature against the Indianapolis Colts while the AFC North champions Cincinnati Bengals will face the NFC East champions Washington Redskins in the other Wembley game.
However, Twickenham will also play host to an NFL fixture for the first time as the newly located Los Angeles Rams face Odell Beckham Jr and the New York Giants in October. The sport is now incredibly popular in the United Kingdom and it’s only a matter of time before London has its own franchise. In fact, many are predicting that England’s capital may have an NFL side inside the next five to ten years.