By Benjamin Cheneviere
Published on 30 Jan 21 at 10:14
The World Handball Championship and the Vendée Globe are already in the retro, thesports activities information guarantees to be very dense in the month of February.
Football, rugby, tennis, skiing … We take inventory of the events that can thrill sports activities followers in the weeks to come. Between the Champions League, the 6 Nations Tournament, the Australian Open, the Superbowl and the alpine skiing and biathlon worlds, we are going to be spoiled.
Dates, points, tv broadcasts: now we have chosen ten appointments to tick off your calendar.
1- Football: 8es Champions League last
The most prestigious of European competitions is again. The high sixteen golf equipment compete in residence and away matches. First confrontation on February 16, 17, 23 and 24. French facet, solely PSG managed to qualify, Marseille and Rennes being eradicated from any European Cup at the finish of the group stage.
- Tuesday February 16 (9 p.m.): Leipzig – Liverpool and Barcelona – PSG.
- Wednesday February 17 (9 p.m.): Sevilla FC – Dortmund and Porto – Juventus.
- Tuesday February 23 (9 p.m.): Atlético Madrid – Chelsea and Lazio – Bayern.
- Wednesday February 24 (9 p.m.): Atalanta – Real Madrid and Mönchengladbach – Manchester City.
Theoretically, these are the chains Telefoot and RMC Sport who share the rights of The Champions League. But Téléfoot’s scenario might reshuffle the playing cards. The return matches will happen on March 9, 10, 16 and 17.
2- Rugby: begin of the 6 Nations Tournament
If the group of some conferences remains to be unsure due to the well being disaster, particularly in the United Kingdom, the first match of the France staff, in opposition to Italy, will happen.
The first day is scheduled for Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February, with the program (in principle): Italy – France (February 6 at 3.15 p.m.), England – Scotland (February 6 at 5.45 p.m.) and Wales – Ireland (February 7 at 4 p.m.).
On the official calendar, the 2e and threee days are supposed to happen on February 13 and 14, then February 27 and 28. If nothing is modified or canceled, France should journey to Ireland on February 14 at 4 p.m. earlier than welcoming Scotland on the 28, nonetheless at 4 p.m.
It is France Televisions which gives all broadcasts of matches of the 6 Nations Tournament.
3- Tennis: Australian Open
Players have been making ready in a well being bubble for a number of weeks for this primary Grand Slam event which normally takes place in January.
Postponed due to the Covid-19 disaster, the Australian Open will happen February 8 to 21 in Melbourne.
In the males’s draw, Serbian Novak Djokovic will defend his title. He beat Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the last final 12 months. On the ladies’s facet, the defending champion is the American Sofia Kenin.
The event will be adopted on the group’s channels Eurosport.
4- US Foot: Super Bowl
It is THE occasion of the 12 months throughout the Atlantic. The 55e Super Bowl pits the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs in Tampa Bay, Florida
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, 22,000 spectators together with 7,500 caregivers are anticipated in the stands for this NFL last, the North American soccer championship.
The kick-off will be given Monday February 8 at 12:30 am French time. As in 2020, Bein Sports will broadcast the Super Bowl, in addition to La channel L’Equipe this 12 months.
– Eurosport France (@Eurosport_FR) January 25, 2021
5- Alpine skiing: world championships
The greatest skiers on the planet will meet in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, February 8 to 21.
The France staff, led by Alexis Pinturault, Johan Clarey and Tessa Worley, will attempt to do in addition to in 2019. It had gained three medals together with one in gold for Alexis Pinturault.
To see on France Televisions and Eurosport.
6- Biathlon: world championships
Orphan of Martin Fourcade, the French staff has an appointment at the Pokljuka Worlds (Slovenia), from February 10 to 21. Quentin Fillon-Maillet, Emilien Jacquelin, Julia Simon and Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet will attempt to climb onto a podium, after their superb outcomes throughout the final World Cup spherical, at Antholz Anterselva. The varied relays will even have an ideal half to play.
All the races will be adopted on The L’Equipe channel and Eurosport. Regarding France Télévisions, they may be no less than on France TV digital.
7-Cycling: first races of the UCI World Tour
The worldwide highway biking circuit has additionally been disrupted by the Covid-19. The first World Tour races ought to have taken place at the finish of January with the Santos Tour Down Under (January 19-24) and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (January 31) in Australia, however these events had been canceled.
For the stars of the peloton, the begin of the college 12 months will due to this fact be at the finish of February with theUAE Tour (United Arab Emirates) from February 21 to 27, adopted by a primary race in Europe with the Het Nieuwsblad, in Belgium, February 27.
8- Athletics: French Elite indoor championships
The first main occasion of the 12 months, the French Elite indoor championships will happen in Miramas on February 20 and 21. The Worlds will happen a month later, from March 19 to 21.
9- Nordic skiing: world championships
The time period Nordic skiing consists of a number of ski disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski leaping and Nordic mixed. This 12 months, Oberstdorf, Germany, will host the Worlds from February 22 to March 7.
Maurice Manificat (cross-country skiing) will be the spearhead of the French delegation. The competitors will be broadcast on Eurosport and France TV digital (to be confirmed).
10- Football: Club World Cup
Each winter, this competitors brings collectively the winners of the varied continental cups. The 2021 version will happen in Qatar, from February 4 to 11. Bayern Munich, winner of the 2020 Champions League, will be the large favorites.