June is going to be a month to remember in sport, with the major highlight the 2014 World Cup in Brazil starting on June 12th.
32 of the world’s best teams head to the most successful nation in the history of the tournament looking to bring the most famous trophy in football back to their country. Follow every kick of the World Cup at William Hill.
The World Cup is the main event this June, but there are a plethora of other major events to look forward to if there’s not enough football.
The Tennis at Roland Garros for the French Open ends in early June, but there is not much rest for the top players in the world as they head to the hallowed turf of Wimbledon to play in the third major tournament of the year.
It’s a fantastic month for Horse Racing fans, with the Epsom Oaks and Derby on the first weekend in June, followed a couple of weeks later by a week of top class Flat racing at Royal Ascot. There’s also the Northumberland Plate and Irish Derby at the end of the month. Across the pond California Chrome aims to win the Triple Crown with victory in the Belmont Stakes.
Golf fans can look forward to the second major of the season as the US Open takes place at Pinehurst. Justin Rose aims to defend the title he won last year, but it will be by far from an easy task.
Sri Lanka’s tour of England continues with two Test Matches during June as the Three Lions prepare for the longer series against India in July.
Rugby Union’s Summer Internationals will offer plenty of early World Cup clues as England play three Tests against New Zealand, Wales play South Africa twice, Scotland trot the globe with matches against USA, Canada, Argentina and South Africa, and Ireland face two matches against Argentina.
The Formula 1 season continues with the Canadian and Austrian Grand Prix’s. Lewis Hamilton leads the Drivers’ Championship and can extend his lead during June.
The two-wheeled action is equally good with Moto GP having races in Italy, Catalonia and Netherlands. Marc Marquez does look unbeatable at the moment.
State Of Origin games are some of the biggest in Australian Rugby League and the second match of the series takes place in Sydney, as New South Wales aim to win their first series since 2005.
In the UK, the Rugby League Challenge Cup reaches the quarter-final stage, with every team left looking to emulate last season’s winners Wigan Warriors.
It promises to be an enthralling month of sport, with unforgettable moments in the World Cup what we are looking forward to the most.