We may be approaching the halfway point of 2022, but that doesn’t mean that we’re coming to the end of the top sporting events of the year – far from it.
With everything from athletics and football to motorsports and rugby all still to come in the back half of the year – there are countless events on offer to keep sports fans on the edge of their seats.
Check out our overview of the best sporting events still to come in 2022 and when you should keep your eyes peeled to avoid missing out on the top events!
Commonwealth Games (28 July – 7 Aug)
The 2022 Commonwealth Games are to be held in Birmingham between the 28th of July and the 7th August.
The Commonwealth Games are held every 4 years with athletic sporting events ranging from swimming and cycling to triathlon and netball.
This year’s games are expected to be one of the best yet and with host city Birmingham ready for the athletes to descend on the village, both athletes and fans are eagerly awaiting the opening ceremonies. The stage truly is set on a global scale with countless athletes ready to perform on the vital 9-10 day period.
The Rugby League World Cup (15 Oct – 19 Nov)
Delayed following the withdrawal of Australia and New Zealand due to the impact of COVID, the 2021 Rugby League World Cup is scheduled to take place between October 15 and November 19 this year.
The League World Cup is held every four years with the 2021 World Cup seeing 16 international competitors battle for the top spot. England, New Zealand and Australia are among the top teams with the bookies favouring these top teams for the overall top picks.
Formula 1 Finale (18-20 Nov)
The climax of the 2021 Formula 1 season was one of the most-watched events in the sporting calendar last year.
The sport has drastically improved its viewership in the last few years, in no small part thanks to the Netflix show “Drive to Survive”. The 2022 finale is scheduled to play out between the 18th and 20th of November where we’ll see the top teams battle it out one last time under the lights in Abu Dhabi.
Whether or not the same level of excitement will follow through to this season is still unknown – but if the start of the season is anything to go by, we’ll be seeing Red Bull and Ferrari battling it out for the top spot.
The FIFA World Cup
The big one at the top of the list of football fans is the 2022 FIFA World Cup, scheduled to play between November 21st and December 18th.
There’s a little controversy surrounding this year’s World Cup, particularly with the hosting country. Qatar is a hot country – so hot that there have been question marks about whether or not the country should host the tournament at all.
Ultimately, the tournament has been delayed to later in the year with the late November start date – allowing for the players to perform in cooler conditions.
Where to bet on the top sports event of 2022
This year of sporting events is expected to be one of the best that we’ve ever experienced and with so many tournaments on the world stage – sports betting naturally follows.
Bettors in the UK have a near-endless list of fantastic sports betting sites that they’re able to sign-up to. From 888Sport and Bet365 to Livescore Bet and SkyBet, each sportsbook offers a different betting package tailored to different sports fans.
Alongside a range of bonuses for existing members, these betting sites often offer a welcome bonus for new players. With odds boosts, matched deposit offers and free bonus bets all available, fresh sign-ups can get the most out of a new sportsbook in 2022.
Sports betting fans can find a list of the best betting sites by squawka.com. Here you’ll be able to find the top-rated bookies, their welcome offers and a score given by Squakwa, highlighting just how good each betting site is.
The year may be approaching its second half, but there are still plenty of events to keep sports fans excited.
It seems that all of our Christmasses have arrived at once with a collection of the rare 4-year events all scheduled within just a couple of weeks within each other.
With the Commonwealth Games, the finale of the Formula 1 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup to close out the season, we’re in for a good finale for the year!