Sports News Tue, 1 Jan 2019

The big football dates of 2019

After an eventful 2018 which saw some of the biggest scandals in Ghana sports, chief among them the Anas expose which brought down the Kwesi Nyantakyi-led GFA, the year 2019 promises to be just as busy.

From the Africa Cup of Nations to the Women’s World Cup in France and South America’s Copa America, here’s what we have for the next twelve months and it should be a great year of soccer.

Asian Nations Cup – United Arab Emirates

From January 5th to February 1st, the 17th edition of the Asian Nations Cup will take place.

UEFA Champions League 2018-2019

February 12, February 13, February 19 and February 20: Round of 16 first legs will be played.

March 5, March 6, March 12 and March 13: Round of 16 return matches will be honored.

April 9, April 10 and April 16, April 17: quarterfinals

April 30, May 1 and May 7, May 8: semi-finals

June 1st: final, at the Estadio Metropolitano de Madrid.

Europa League 2018-2019.

February 12, February 14 and February 20, February 21: round of 32

March 7 and March 14: Round of 16

April 11 and April 18: quarterfinals

May 2 and May 9: Semi-finals

May 29: Final, at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.

Don’t forget Thomas Partey won it last year with Atletico Madrid.

UEFA League of Nations

June 5: semi-final between Portugal and Switzerland

June 6: semi-final between the Netherlands and England

June 9th: final in Porto

June 9: match for 3rd place.

FIFA Women’s World Cup – France

From June 7th to July 7th: 8th edition of the Women’s World Cup.

Copa America – Brazil

14 June to 7 July, 46th edition of the Copa America will be staged in Brazil.

Africa Cup of Nations – host not re-assigned yet

June 15 to July 13, the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will take place and can Ghana win it?

Source: Footballmadeinghana.com