5 Top Sports Events to Look Out for in March

5 Top Sports Events to Look Out for in March

Whether it is Chelsea’s total dominance of the Premier League title race or Alistair Cook’s decision to resign from the England cricket captaincy, the

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Whether it is Chelsea’s total dominance of the Premier League title race or Alistair Cook’s decision to resign from the England cricket captaincy, there has already been a lot to talk about when it comes to sport in 2017.

Here we look ahead to five of the biggest sporting dates for your diary in March, along with all the key information you need to know.

Cheltenham Festival

One of horse racing’s most prestigious events, the Cheltenham Festival kicks off on March 14th. Excitement is high following the recent announcement that a record amount of prize money is up for grabs at the festival, with prizes being upped in 23 of the 28 races.

All eyes will undoubtedly be on the Cheltenham Gold Cup however, with Oddschecker suggesting that Thistlecrack remains a strong bet for victory at 7/4.

Football

The football season continues its journey towards the business end of matters in March, with the last 16 ties in both the Champions League and Europa League taking place across the month.

There’s also further action in the FA Cup with the quarter-finals being held. It will be interesting to see if any of the minnows who have made waves in this year’s competition are able to continue the upsets.

World Cup qualifiers and international friendlies are taking place towards the end of the month, with the encounter between Germany and England likely to prove a tough test for Gareth Southgate as he continues to try to stamp his mark on the national team.

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Haye v Bellew

There have been the spats and the war of words –including banter regarding a toe injury of all things – but finally David Haye and Tony Bellew will take their fierce rivalry into the ring in March.

All eyes will be on this one at The O2 on the 4th to see who will emerge victorious following a heated few months of jibes.

Six Nations

One of rugby union’s greatest competitions comes to an end on March 18th and it will be interesting to see who will finish top of the table.

Much attention may well be paid to England v Ireland on that day, with both teams being backed by pundits and fans prior to the tournament. Will England be able to retain their crown?

Start of F1

Petrolheads rejoice, as Formula One returns on March 26th with the first race of the new season being held in Melbourne.

With new boss Chase Carey at the helm, will the sport provide another exciting year of racing thrills and spills?

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