The Premier League season is over.
No football for a whole summer? Seems unbearable, doesn’t it?
Well, don’t fear!
Here is my guide to the three tournaments worth watching this summer.
The Under-21 Euros
England Under-21s enter the Under-21 Euros with every chance of winning. We have a young, ambitious group of players, who aren’t just playing this tournament for the sake of it – I have watched the Under-21s play these tournaments over the years, and they play like they want it.
Some of them play with ambitions of playing for the main England squad, whilst some play knowing this is their only chance of playing for England – and they want that winners medal on their CV.
It is definitely worth spending a bit of time supporting our youngsters, and watching the stars of tomorrow.
England’s group fixtures are:
Friday 16th June 6pm Vs Sweden
Monday 19th June 6pm Vs Slovakia
Thurs 22nd 8.45pm June Vs Poland
Tues 27th June 6pm & 9pm Semi-finals
Friday 30th June 8.45pm Final
Designed as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup, this tournament showcases the winning teams of their respective competitions. The hosts of the World Cup are present, along with the winners of each continent’s competitions.
Worth watching, if only just because you are craving an international tournament to fill the void.
Games start Saturday 17th June and end on Saturday 2nd July
Group A: Russia, New Zealand, Portugal, Mexico
Group B: Cameroon, Chile, Australia, Germany
Women’s World Cup
I honestly think you should give this a chance. There are so many good players in women’s football at the moment and, although you may not get the aggression of the man’s game filling every match – this may well be the best opportunity we have to see an England team win the World Cup in the foreseeable future.
Because England have got a very, very good chance.
England’s group games:
Wednesday 19th July 8.45pm Vs Scotland
Sunday 23rd July 8.45pm Vs Spain
Thursday 27th July 8.45pm Vs Portugal
So there you are – that should see you through to August, when the next Premier League season will arrive!