5 major UK sports events you need to be there for in 2018
Staff writer - August 30, 2018

5 major UK sports events you need to be there for in 2018

These are too big of a deal to watch in the pub and you know it
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As the summer season draws to a close, some of the biggest UK sports events have come and gone already.

But the 2018 sports calendar still has plenty in store for UK fans, from landmark cricket matches to edge-of-your-seat boxing showdowns.

Here are the most unmissable sports events still to come in 2018.

1. England v India cricket

When is it?: July-September 2018
Where is it?: Nationwide

The quintessential English summer sport is captivating fans (and Twitter) this year as India tour the country for five Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is.

It’s a big deal for the England cricket team, who’ll be celebrating their 1000 test in this series of matches (the first team ever to play as many).


2. NFL London 2018


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When is it?: October 14, 21 and 28
Where is it?: Wembley Stadium

While a trip to the US to marvel at the spectacle of the live sports experience over there isn’t a bad idea at all, you don’t have to go that far in 2018...

The regular-season games - which have taken place in the capital since 2007 - will see Seattle Seahawks play Oakland Raiders (October 14), Tennessee Titans face LA Chargers (October 21) and Philadelphia Eagles take on Jacksonville Jags (October 28).


MORE: NFL London: All you need to know about the 2018 games

3. Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin

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When is it?: September 22
Where is it?: Wembley Stadium

AJ is putting it all on the line for his upcoming bout with Russian contender Alexander Povetkin.

The UK heavyweight champ holds three major world boxing titles, but before he can unite all four, he’ll need to stop Povetkin from snatching them away.

With such high stakes, this is set to be one of the most gripping fights of the year.


MORE: Anthony Joshua: 11 things you didn’t know about the champ

4. PDC World Darts Championship 2019

When is it?: December 13, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Where is it?: Alexandra Palace, London

With regular champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor hanging up his darts for good, there’s everything to play for at the PDC’s premier event.

This year’s competition will see more contenders than ever as 96 players throw down for the Sid Waddell Trophy and a record £2.5 million in total prize money.


5. Rugby union Autumn Internationals 2018 


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When is it?: October 26 - December 1
Where is it?: Nationwide

While the summer sports season is cooling off, rugby union is hotting up as teams prepare for the Autumn Internationals.

You won’t have to travel far to be there for the end-of-year tests, as the matches see Northern Hemisphere teams hosting Southern Hemisphere sides. And at time of writing, you can pick up tickets from £18 on StubHub.


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