With only a little under two and a half months left, the year is almost over. Regardless if it has been a good or a bad one, 2022 is nearly behind us and we can only expect more to come in the succeeding years. However, before we bid farewell to the current year, there are still some major events left, and sports fans and sports betting enthusiasts are surely in for a ride.
Here are some major sports events expected to take place in the remaining months of 2022.
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial international men’s football championship played between the senior national teams of the member associations of FIFA. In 2022, it will go down in Qatar between the dates of November 20 and December 18. The 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan was the first time the World Cup was hosted in Asia; this year’s event will be the first time the World Cup will happen in the Arab world. In addition, this will be the last tournament with just 32 teams participating before the United States, Mexico, and Canada boosts the number of teams to 48 for the 2026 tournament.
2022 United States Grand Prix
The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States will host the 2022 United States Grand Prix, officially known as the Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022. The race is set for the weekend of October 21-23, 2022. For the 2022 season, this race will be the nineteenth round of the Formula One World Championship. All of the regular season drivers and teams are expected to show up for the race, with no substitutes allowed. Former champion Max Verstappen will be competing in this year’s event.
2022 World Series
The 2022 World Series will serve as Major League Baseball’s (MLB) championship series. It is a best-of-seven playoff between the champions of the National League (NL) and the American League (AL), and this year marks the 118th iteration of the World Series. The series is set to air on Fox and ESPN Radio and will include seven games between October 28 and November 5. Games 1 and 2, and maybe 6 and 7, will be played at the home field of the club with the best regular season record.
2022 Grey Cup
For Canadian football fans, the season culminates with the Grey Cup, the league’s championship game. On November 20, 2022, Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan will host Grey Cup festivities. Regina, being the capital of Saskatchewan, will undoubtedly put on a fantastic show for the province’s devoted fan base.
Australia’s most prestigious yearly Thoroughbred horse race is the Melbourne Cup. As part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Victoria Racing Club hosts a 3200-meter event for horses aged three and above at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. A “two-mile” handicap, this event is one of the world’s most lucrative. The “race that stops the country” begins at 3:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of November.