After Euro 2020 and the Olympics have finished, football fans worldwide are ready for more football matches and events. Many of such events have started in August, and many more are still in front of us.
The good thing with football fans is that they often follow many different national leagues, and not only the ones based in the countries they live in. True fans are all about the game, and borders don’t exist for them.
Let’s take a look at some football events you should watch out for.
The top-level football league in the home country of football is definitely something to watch out for.
The tournament started on August 13th and will end on May 22nd, 2022. Out of 20 teams competing in the league, many are popular around the world – in fact, a lot of fans all over the world have their own favourite English football club that they support quite passionately. Be sure to pay attention to the 30th season of the league.
La Liga, aka Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, is another national league that football fans love to lose their minds over. It started on August 13th and the matches will take place until May 22nd, 2022.
The competition consists of 20 teams (historically, a total of 62 clubs have competed) – with Real Madrid and Barcelona being the leading teams and traditional rivals. So far, the team from Madrid is in the lead with 34 titles, while Barcelona has won 26 times.
One more national football league on our list of events you should pay attention to. The league which is at the top of the German football league system consists of 18 teams. Since it was founded, 56 clubs have competed in it. And out of all of them, no one was more successful than Bayern Munich. The most successful club in German history has won 31 national titles.
The league is loved by the fans, and in terms of attendance, it is the number one league in the world. During the 2011/12 season, the average attendance per game was more than 45 thousand. The only sports league in the world with a higher attendance was the American NFL.
The second-to-last national league on our list of football events to pay attention to is the top league of Italy. In this case, as well, the matches started in August and will end in May of 2022. One of the best leagues in the world, it has been operating as a round-robin tournament since the 1929-30 season.
Serie A is often considered the most tactical and defensively sound national league and was, according to IFFHS, the world’s strongest national league in 2020. The league is home to some of the best and most famous football clubs in the world, such as Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan. For these reasons, many fans can’t wait to start placing their bets and to cheer their favourite Italian teams – and those looking for a way to place their bets can check out the best betting sites for football here.
Out of the 100 greatest players of all time, 42 of them have played in Serie A, and the league has produced more World Cup champions than any other league in the world.
The top national football league of France will last until May 21st, 2022. This year’s defending champion is Lille. At the moment, Ligue 1 is ranked fifth in Europe, after the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, and Serie A.
With ten titles, Saint-Étienne is the most successful club in the league, while Olympique Lyonnais has won the most consecutive titles (2002-2008). On the other hand, Olympique de Marseille played the most seasons in the league (71). The league has a cross-border character because foreign-based AS Monaco is a part of it (and was often the champion of the league)
2021 FIFA Club World Cup
And finally, the 18th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup is scheduled for December 2021 and will be hosted by Japan. This FIFA-organized international club football tournament is a competition between the winners of six continental confederations and the champion of the host’s national league.
This year it will be a specific event since the defending champion is Bayern Munich, but the club will not be in the position to actually defend its title since it was eliminated in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
As you can see, there are plenty of exciting matches to look forward to if you are a football fan. For now, at least we can forget the restrictions of the Covid-19 era and get ready to enjoy some of the best football in the world.