The 2023 sporting calendar features World Cups in women’s football and men’s rugby union as well as men’s and women’s Ashes cricket series.

European football champions England will be in Australia and New Zealand for the Women’s World Cup from 20 July.

The men’s rugby union World Cup in France starts in September.

England’s men and women seek to regain the Ashes in June and July, while the men defend their 50-over World Cup title in India in October and November.

In addition, England and Ireland’s women play in the T20 World Cup in South Africa in February.

There is also a World Athletics Championship in Budapest and a Netball World Championship in Cape Town.

Glasgow hosts the world’s greatest riders competing for 13 titles at the inaugural World Cycling Championships in August.

The autumn features back-to-back Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup competitions, with Europe’s women seeking to retain their trophy in Spain and Europe’s men bidding to regain the cup from the United States.

Sporting highlights in 2023

10-26 February: Cricket – Women’s T20 World Cup, South Africa

4 February-18 March: Rugby Union – Six Nations

25 March-29 April: Rugby Union – Women’s Six Nations

15 April: Horse racing – Grand National, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

15 April-1 May: Snooker – World Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

14 May: Football – Women’s FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium

3 June: Football – FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium; Scottish Cup final, Hampden Park; Women’s Champions League final, Philips Stadion, Eindhoven

10 June: Football – Champions League final, Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul

16 June-31 July: Cricket – Men’s Ashes

22 June-18 July: Cricket – Women’s Ashes

1-23 July: Cycling – Tour de France

3-16 July: Tennis – Wimbledon

8-17 July: Para-athletics – World Championships, Paris

9 July: Formula 1 – British Grand Prix, Silverstone

20-23 July: Golf – Open Championship, Royal Liverpool, Hoylake

20 July-20 August: Football – Women’s World Cup, Australia and New Zealand

23-30 July: Cycling – Tour de France Femmes

28 July-6 August: Netball – World Cup, Cape Town, South Africa

31 July-6 August: Para-swimming – World Championships, Manchester

August (dates TBC): Cricket – The Hundred

3-13 August: Cycling – World Championships, Glasgow

10-13 August: Golf – Women’s Open, Walton Heath

19-27 August: Athletics – World Championships, Budapest

8 September to 28 October: Rugby Union – World Cup, France

12 September: Football – 150th anniversary match: Scotland v England, Hampden Park

22-24 September: Golf – Solheim Cup, Finca Cortesin, Malaga, Spain

29 September-1 October: Golf – Ryder Cup, Marco Simone Golf Club, Rome

October-November (dates TBC): Cricket – Men’s World Cup, India