February 2022 – Biggest Sports Events to Watch

February 4, 2022News Standard

Sports fans will be in their element during February, with the upcoming schedule packed with a host of top class events.

The Winter Olympics will dominate most of the headlines, with the world’s best exponents of cold-climate sports set to strut their stuff in China.

With rugby, soccer and American Football amongst the other sports to look forward to, the next month will be thrilling. Let’s look at the biggest sports events to watch in February.

Winter Olympics – February 4-20

The top sports streaming sites will be inundated with fans searching for the best live action from the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.

The prestigious event features 91 Olympic nations competing in a record 109 events over 15 disciplines in seven sports.

The men’s ice hockey tournament is always eagerly anticipated, although the absence of NHL players has taken some of the shine off the event.

Bobsleigh and speed skating will also attract plenty of interest, while the luge events will appeal to sports fans who love to live life on the edge.

Six Nations – February 5 – March 19

The Six Nations gets underway in February for what will be an early indicator of a European team’s chances of winning the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Wales secured the title last year after France failed to beat Scotland, but they are likely to find it difficult to defend their crown this time around.

France are the favourites to bounce back from that disappointment, with world player of the year Antoine Dupont the man to watch in their team.

However, England will fancy their chances of lifting the trophy having recently recorded a victory over world champions South Africa.

Africa Cup of Nations Final – February 6

The delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations got off to a slow start, with the group stage failing to deliver much in the way of goalscoring action.

However, while goals have still been hard to come by during the knockout phase, the games have undoubtedly been much higher quality.

Hosts Cameroon have progressed to the semi-finals and could be tough to beat as they strive to repeat their 2017 success in this tournament.

Senegal are expected to emerge as the biggest danger to Cameroon, while Egypt and Morocco are other possible final contenders.

Super Bowl – February 13

The eyes of the sporting world will be on California on February 13 as the 56th edition of the Super Bowl takes place in San Francisco.

The Kansas City Chiefs are strongly fancied to progress to the NFL’s championship game for the third successive year after impressing during the play-offs.

The Chiefs were defeated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in last year’s big game and will be eager for redemption this season.

Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers are the other teams who have progressed to the last four of the play-offs.

Paris Saint Germain vs Real Madrid – February 15

Sports fans will be clamouring to find live football streams in the middle of February, when the knockout stage of the Champions League gets underway.

There are some mouth-watering round of 16 ties to look forward to, with the clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid unquestionably the pick of the bunch.

Big-spending PSG are yet to break the glass ceiling in UEFA’s top club competition and will be desperate to come out on top this year.

By contrast, Madrid have been champions of Europe 13 times and look a good bet to progress to the quarter-finals on this occasion.

Kell Brook vs Amir Khan – February 19

Many boxing fans believe the upcoming clash between Brook and Khan is happening a decade too late, with the pair now in the veteran stage of their careers.

Brook last fought in November 2020, when he was stopped in four rounds by Terence Crawford, while Khan’s last outing was a victory over Billy Dib in the summer of 2019.

There is little love lost between the duo, with each fighter accusing the other of avoiding a meeting when they were in their prime.

Brook is the bookmakers’ favourite to expose Khan’s suspect chin and send the hugely overrated Bolton boxer into retirement.

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