Sports News of Tuesday, 1 January 2019
After an eventful 2018 which saw some of the biggest scandals in Ghana sports, chief among them the Anas expose which brought down the Kwesi Nyantakyi-led GFA, the year 2019 promises to be just as busy.
From the Africa Cup of Nations to the Women’s World Cup in France and South America’s Copa America, here’s what we have for the next twelve months and it should be a great year of soccer.
Asian Nations Cup – United Arab Emirates
From January 5th to February 1st, the 17th edition of the Asian Nations Cup will take place.
UEFA Champions League 2018-2019
February 12, February 13, February 19 and February 20: Round of 16 first legs will be played.
March 5, March 6, March 12 and March 13: Round of 16 return matches will be honored.
April 9, April 10 and April 16, April 17: quarterfinals
April 30, May 1 and May 7, May 8: semi-finals
June 1st: final, at the Estadio Metropolitano de Madrid.
Europa League 2018-2019.
February 12, February 14 and February 20, February 21: round of 32
March 7 and March 14: Round of 16
April 11 and April 18: quarterfinals
May 2 and May 9: Semi-finals
May 29: Final, at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.
Don’t forget Thomas Partey won it last year with Atletico Madrid.
UEFA League of Nations
June 5: semi-final between Portugal and Switzerland
June 6: semi-final between the Netherlands and England
June 9th: final in Porto
June 9: match for 3rd place.
FIFA Women’s World Cup – France
From June 7th to July 7th: 8th edition of the Women’s World Cup.
Copa America – Brazil
14 June to 7 July, 46th edition of the Copa America will be staged in Brazil.
Africa Cup of Nations – host not re-assigned yet
June 15 to July 13, the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will take place and can Ghana win it?