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Scotland sporting calendar 2020: Significant events of the year

BBC Scotland Sport will be across all the major events in 2020BBC Scotland picks out the biggest sporting events for Scottish sportspeople in 2020, including the the Tokyo Olympics, European Football Championships, and Six Nations. The month-by-month list details further fixtures and events to look out for that will be held in Scotland or major…

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BBC Scotland Sport will be across all the major occasions in 2020

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

Tokyo Olympics

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.

Euro 2020

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.

6 Nations

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.

Ryder Cup

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..

Month-by-month calendar

The BBC is not responsible for any modifications to dates and fixtures that may be made. For more information of upcoming occasions, check out the particular sport page on the website.

January

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

February

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

March

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

April

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

Might

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

June

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

July

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

August

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

September

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.

October

4: Athletics – The Great Scottish Run, Glasgow

11: Athletics – The Stirling Scottish Marathon

18-15 Nov: Cricket – T20 World Cup, Australia

November

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

December

TBC: Darts – PDC World Champion, Alexander Palace, London

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