How time flies!
Just “a few months” ago, it was about which club will win which trophy. Several weeks after — memorable weeks that flew by like seconds, the 2016/2017 football season in Europe has come and gone, with Real Madrid capping the season off with a record-breaking performance.
And while the celebrations may last a week, football fans around the world will have their wildest and scariest dreams unfold; the absence of their beloved football clubs and superstars from both small and super-sized screens worldwide will become a reality.
The players plying their trade in Europe’s top 5 leagues will be happy that the “long” season has come to an end.
While Moscow will be one of the holiday destinations for most of these footballers, some will be headed to the city of onion-shaped domes, to continue playing football as the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will kick-off on the 17th of June.
In part, I’ve been able to answer the question I asked earlier. Just in case you’ve been wondering how you’ll survive the summer without footballing action, the Confederations Cup is just one of the many sporting tournaments that’ll keep you busy.
- Enjoy the transfer window drama
This “tournament” takes place various times during a football year. But, the fun part of it is the summer edition, and the drama that comes along with it.
Although the window doesn’t officially open until July 1st, the drama has started off a long time ago! You’ll probably recall that names like Hazard, Lukaku, De Gea, Mbappe, Belotti, and others have been co-stars in this transfer drama series.
And with agents sharpening and sweetening their tongues for some sales marketing, you bet there will not be a dull moment during this edition.
- Get yourself a side-chic
If you can’t wait another 50+ days before the top leagues return and you can’t get access to MLS or Brazil’s Serie A, make a list of all available sports and fall in love with one — in the meantime, of course.
You can even place your bets on them. When the PL or the real Serie A returns, you can switch allegiances. Just in case you’re having trouble creating a sports list, let me help you out.
The Formula 1 has S. Vettel and L. Hamilton doing a back-and-forth between themselves this season. The French Open is on. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors meet again in the NBA Playoffs Finals, for the third time in a row.
- Raise your game
Before now, the usual excuse was how kick-off times of games in the Nigerian Professional Football League clashed with game times in England or Spain. With the most part of Europe now on holiday, that excuse is eliminated.
If you’ve only been hearing of how well-improved the NPFL has now become, use the free time you now have to visit a stadium near you and see things for yourself.
This is not an exhaustive list but it should set the ball rolling. The regular football season’s gone but you can still make the most of the break.
Speaking of things to do while the major football season is on a break, what plans do you have? Share them with us in the comments. We’d like to hear from you.Tags: basketball, confederations cup, Formula 1, major league soccer, mls, nba, world cup qualifiers