BBC Scotland selects the most significant sporting occasions for Scottish sportspeople in 2020, including the Tokyo Olympics, European Football Championships, and Six Countries.
The month-by-month list information further fixtures and events to watch out for that will be held in Scotland or significant events that may include Scottish teams or sportspeople.
Significant events in 2020
Plenty of Scots will be intending to compete at the summertime Olympics. European 1500 m champ Laura Muir had little preparation for the Doha World Sports Championships having not raced for two months in the lead up, however almost set a brand-new individual finest after completing fifth.
Callum Hawkins, Lynsey Sharp, Eilish McColgan and Jake Wightman are amongst the other Scottish professional athletes set for Tokyo 2020, occurring between July 24 and August 9.
Fresh from their very first World Cup competition in 2019, some Scots will be targeting a location in the Team GB women’s football team – Arsenal’s Kim Little has actually stated herself readily available for Tokyo, while Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert and Manchester City’s Caroline Dam could likewise be in contention for an area.
Scotland males’s side will face Israel in their one-off Euro 2020 play-off semi-final at Hampden on 26 March, and if Steve Clarke’s side progress, they will be away to Norway or Serbia for a finals put 5 days later on.
Monday 15 June might end the nationwide side’s exile from significant competitions, and the venue would be Hampden, as they would invite the Czechs for their first group D match. They would then travel to Wembley to face England, prior to going back to Hampden to host Croatia.
Whether they make the finals or not, Scotland will play a huge part in the European Championships, being held in between 12 June and 12 July, with 3 group video games and a last-16 tie being held at the nationwide arena.
Scotland start the 2020 6 Nations in Dublin prior to hosting England at Murrayfield for the chance to retain the Calcutta Cup for a 3rd year – the trophy stuck with Gregor Townsend’s men after a thrilling 38-38 draw at Twickenham in2019
Italy host the Scots in round three at the Stadio Olympico in Rome, prior to an Edinburgh contest versus France and a concluding fixture at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff to take on protecting champions Wales.
The 21 st Six Nations Champion will be held between 1 February and 14 March.
Robert MacIntyre is aiming to end up being the very first Scottish golf player because 2014 to contend at the Ryder Cup. The 23- year-old from Oban completed Novice of the Year in his debut season on the European Tour.
MacIntyre states the Ryder Cup and top 50 worldwide is “all possible” if he continues to enhance. He would be the first Scot considering that Stephen Gallacher was chosen by captain Paul McGinley six years ago for the occasion held at Gleneagles.
The 43 rd Ryder Cup will be kept in the United States from September 25-27 at Whistling Pressures in Wisconsin. Padraig Harrington captains Europe while Steve Striker leads Team U.S.A..
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1: Darts – PDC World Champion men’s final, Alexandra Palace, London
12-19: Snooker – The Masters, London
13-26: Tennis – Australian Open, Melbourne
15-29: Ice Hockey – Difficulty Cup semi-finals
17-19: Football – Scottish Cup 4th round
24: Biking – National Track Championships, Manchester
24-26: Ice Skating – European Short Track Championships, Debrecen, Hungary
31: Football – Scottish/European transfer due date day
1: Rugby union – Male’s Six Countries, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Arena, Dublin, Ireland
2: Rugby union – Women’s 6 Countries, Ireland v Scotland, Energia Park, Dublin, Ireland
6: Darts – Premier League Darts, P&J Live, Aberdeen
8: Rugby union – Male’s Six Countries, Scotland v England, Murrayfield, Edinburgh
8-9: Football – Scottish Cup last-16
9: Rugby union – Women’s 6 Countries, Scotland v England, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
15: Athletics – Indoor Grand Prix, Emirates Arena, Glasgow
20: Football – Uefa Europa League round of 32, first leg
22: Rugby union – Men’s 6 Nations, Italy v Scotland, Stadio Olympico, Rome, Italy
22-23: Athletics – British Athletics Indoor Championships, Glasgow
23: Rugby union – Women’s 6 Nations, Italy v Scotland, Stadio Giovanni Mari, Legnano, Italy
27: Football – Uefa Europa League round of 32, second leg
29- Mar 1: Football – Scottish Cup quarter-finals
6-8: Darts – UK Open, Minehead, Somerset
7: Rugby union – Women’s 6 Nations, Scotland v France, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
8: Rugby union – Men’s Six Nations, Scotland v France, Murrayfield, Edinburgh
8: Ice Hockey – Obstacle Cup final, Viola Arena, Cardiff
9: Rugby union – Women’s 6 Countries, Wales v Scotland, Cardiff Arms Park
12: Football – Uefa Europa League round of 16, first leg
14: Rugby union – Male’s Six Nations, Wales v Scotland, Principality Stadium, Cardiff
14-22: Curling – Women’s World Championships, CN Centre, Canada
15: Basketball – 2020 British Prize finals, Emirates Arena, Glasgow
19: Football – Uefa Europa League round of 16, second leg
24: Football – Glasgow City v Wolfsburg, Women’s Champions League quarter-final first leg
26: Football – Scotland v Israel, UEFA Euro 2020 play-off semi-final, Hampden, Glasgow
28 -5 Apr: Curling – World Men’s Curling Championship, Glasgow
31: Football – UEFA Euro 2020 play-off final
1: Football – Wolfsburg v Glasgow City, Women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg
2-5: Golf – Women’s ANA Inspiration, Objective Hills, California, USA
4-5: Ice Hockey – Elite League play-off quarter-finals
9: Football – Uefa Europa League quarter-finals, first leg
9: Football – Cyprus v Scotland, Women’s European Qualifiers
9-12: Golf – The Masters, Augusta, U.S.A.
11-12: Football – Scottish Cup semi-finals
11-12: Ice Hockey – Elite League play-off finals, Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
14: Football – Scotland v Portugal, Women’s European Qualifiers
14-19: Swimming – British Champions, London Aquatics Centre
16: Football – Uefa Europa League quarter-finals, 2nd leg
18: Horse racing – The Scottish Grand National, Ayr
18 -4 Might: Snooker – World Championships, The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
25 -2 May: Football – Women’s Champions League semi-finals
26: Athletics – The London Marathon
30: Football – Uefa Women’s Champions League semi-finals, very first leg
7: Football – Uefa Europa League semi-finals, 2nd leg
7: Darts – Premier League Darts, SSE Hydro, Glasgow
9: Football – Scottish Cup final, Hampden, Glasgow
14-17: Golf – PGA Champion, San Francisco, USA
16-17: Football – Final weekend of the Scottish Premiership season
20-24: Football – Scottish Premiership play-off last
21: Darts – Premier League Darts play-offs, The O2, London
22: Rugby union – Obstacle Cup last, Marseille, France
23: Rugby union – Champions Cup final, Marseille, France
24: Football – Uefa Women’s Champions League last, Vienna, Austria
24 -7 June: Tennis – The French Open, Roland Garros, Paris, France
27: Football – Uefa Europa League final, Gdansk, Poland
5: Football – Scotland v Albania, Women’s European Qualifiers
9: Football – Finland v Scotland, Women’s European Qualifiers
12-12 July: Football – Euro 2020 Championships
18-21: Golf – United States Open, New York
20: Rugby union – Pro14 final, Cardiff City Stadium
20-21: Sports – British Champions, Manchester
26: Cricket – Scotland v Blackcaps, Summertimes International ODI, The Grange, Edinburgh
29-12 July: Tennis – Wimbledon
9-12: Golf – Scottish Open, PGA European Tour, The Renaissance Club
12: Football – Euro 2020 Champions final
16-19: Golf – The Open Championship, Royal St. George’s
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18-26: Darts – World Matchplay, Winter Gardens, Blackpool
24 -9 Aug: Olympic Games, Tokyo, Japan
20-23: Golf – Women’s British Open, Royal Troon
25 -6 Sep: Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan
26-30: Athletics – European Champions, Paris, France
31-13 Sep: Tennis – US Open, New York
6-13: Biking – Tour of Britain
18: Football – Portugal v Scotland, Women’s European Qualifiers
19: Shinty – Camanachd Cup final, The Dell, Kingussie
19: Horse racing – Ayr Gold Cup
22: Football – Scotland v Finland, Women’s European Qualifiers
25-27: Golf – The Ryder Cup, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
4: Athletics – The Great Scottish Run, Glasgow
11: Athletics – The Stirling Scottish Marathon
18-15 Nov: Cricket – T20 World Cup, Australia
15: Cricket – T20 World Cup last, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
16: Tennis – ATP World Trip Finals, London
18-24: Tennis – Davis Cup finals, Madrid, Spain
24 -6 Dec: Snooker – UK Champion, York
TBC: Darts – PDC World Champion, Alexander Palace, London
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