Stopped for many months, the sport gradually resumes. The final of the French Football Cup, PSG – Saint-Etienne, also took place at the Stade de France with the success of the Parisians against the Greens (1-0). While some events, such as the Tokyo Games, have been moved to 2021 due to the health crisis, others will take place over the next three months.
August will mark the return of the Champions League, discontinued in mid-March. Rescheduled in Lisbon (and behind closed doors), the competition will begin on the 7th with the return matches of the last four round of 16 (including Lyon, victorious 1-0 at home in the first leg against Juventus). It will then be the turn of the quarters (with PSG against the Italians of Atalanta Bergamo) and the semi-finals on a single meeting, before choosing the winner on the 23rd.
The resumption of Ligue 1 is scheduled for the same weekend, to the delight of its enthusiasts, deprived of a previous end of the season. The Parisians and Lyonnais could see their debuts postponed, depending on their results in the Champions League.
Also in August, it will also be the return of cycling with Milan – San Remo (8th), Critérium du Dauphiné (12th to 16th), and especially the Tour de France, with a scheduled start on 29th from Nice. On borrowed time due to the pandemic in the United States, the US Open tennis tournament should start on the last day of the month.
TO PRINT »The sports calendar from August to October
September will see the return of rugby, handball, and basketball. Fans of the oval ball will be able to get excited with the Top 14 and the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup, with Clermont – Racing 92 (the 19th), and Toulouse against Ulster, the next day.
In handball, PSG will start its 2020-2021 European campaign in the Champions League in Szeged (on the 16th), a little over three months before playing in the Final Four of the previous edition! For the championship, it will be the 24th. Basketball will resume the next day.
In tennis, the Roland-Garros tournament, with a crowd but without Roger Federer, will take place from September 27.
Finally, for the time being, the Giro in Italy is still scheduled from October 3, the Vuelta in Spain on the 20, and Paris – Roubaix on the 25th. The French rugby team could, for its part, conclude the Six Nations Tournament. , the 31st against Ireland. With the possibility of winning it, ten years after the Grand Slam of 2010.