The 2020 ICC Men’s T20

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The twenty20 format is a short and more popular cricket of today’s world. The 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is the seventh edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament and scheduled to be played in Australia from 18 October to 15 November 2020. The final match will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The tournament is organized by the cricket’s governing body known as International Cricket Council (ICC).

Team & Qualification

The top nine full members of ICC, as to 31 December 2018, along with hosts Australia, qualified directly for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament. The top eight ranked teams qualified for the Super 12s stage of the tournament other than Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, both teams being placed in the group stage of the competition. Where they were joined by the six teams who had qualified for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 tournament via the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier.

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Namibia, Ireland, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Oman, and Scotland earn places at Australia ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Ireland, Papua New Guinea, and Omen will join Sri Lanka In Group A of the first round, with the four teams competing from October 18 to 22. The opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 will be played between Ireland and Sri Lanka at Kardinia Park Stadium. It was the first time for Papua New Guinea team, directly qualify for a World Cup in any format.

round 1 fixtures

Namibia, Scotland, and the Netherlands will join Bangladesh in Group B and played their matches from October 19 to 23 at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. The top four teams from the group stage will then qualify for the Super 12s.

Following the conclusion of the first-round matches in Geelong and Hobart, the team with the highest point in Group A and the second-placed team in Group B will join Australia, Pakistan, West Indies and New Zealand in Group 1 of the Super 12s.

Hosts Australia will play its first match against the world’s top-ranked team Pakistan, at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 24 October 2020.

And the team with the highest point in Group B and the second-placed team from Group A will see England, South Africa, India and Afghanistan in Group 2 of the 12s.

2020 will be a massive year for cricket, with two standalone World Cups comes to Australia. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup also took place from 21 February to 8 March. The women’s Hosts Australian team won the tournament, beating India by 85 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win their fifth title.

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Participants & Tournament Format

The top 13 sides at 2019 IIHF World Championship, along with hosts Switzerland, automatically qualified for the 2020 IIHD World Championship. Belarus and Kazakhstan qualified through winning promotion at the 2019 IIHF World Championship Division I. For the Preliminary Round in a Single round-robin, these 16 sides are divided into two groups

The top four sides of each group qualify for the quarter-finals. The first place side in each preliminary-round plays with the firth-place side of the other group, while the second-place side plays with the third-place side of the other group. Te venues and time slots of the games will officially be announced after the conclusion of the preliminary round.

The top-ranked semi-finalist will play against the lowest-ranked semi-finalist and the second-best ranked semi-finalist will play against the 3rd-best ranked semi-finalist. Both games of semi-finals will be played in Zurich. The time slots of the semi-finals will officially be announced after the quarter-final games.

The winning sides of each semi-final games qualify for the gold medal game while the runner-up sides play for bronze.

Three-Point System

For all games, points shall be awarded as follows.

-Three points are awarded to the winning team at the end of regulation time

-If the game is tied at the end of regulation time, both sides awarded 1 point each.

-An additional point awarded for the side winning the game in a just 5-minute overtime period or the Penalty-shootout if the sides are still tied at the end of the overtime period.

-the losing side earns 0 points in regulation time.

Overtime Operations

If a match is tied at the conclusion of regulation time, a five-minute overtime period shall be given after a three-minute intermission. The sides are not allowed to change ends for the overtime period. The game will end after the completion of five minutes or when a goal is scored by any side, the scoring team will be declared the winner. If no single goal is scored in the overtime periods then the Procedure of Penalty-Shot will apply. All overtime periods of any IIHF round-robin game shall be played with each side against others at the numerical strength of three skaters and one goaltender.



The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Final

The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League is the 65th season of club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations. The final will be held at the famous Ataturk Olympic Stadium, located in Istanbul, Turkey. The winners of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League will have a chance to play against the winners of the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup, and both teams will also qualify for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. They will also automatically qualify for the group stage of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League.

The advance technology system like the video assistance referee (VAR) has been used in the competition of the UEFA Champions League from the playoff round onwards. Liverpool (the English club) were the defending champions of 2018-19, but they were an absolute Joke in defending the trophy and were eliminated in the round of 16 by Atletico Madrid (spin’s club).

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The second set of the round of 16 matches was suspended and postponed on 13 March 2020, due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe and all over the world.

Preliminary Round

In the preliminary round, similar to a poker tournament sides were divided into seeded and unseeded sides based on 2019 UEFA club coefficients and then drawn into one-legged semi-final and final ties. The losing sides of both semi-final and final round entered the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. 

How does Qualification Work

26 of the 32 sides that will contest the 2019/20 group stage are confirmed, and they will be linked by six play-off winners in August. These six sides will qualify through one of the qualifying paths.

Champions Route

The champion route, starting with the four lowest-ranked nations in the preliminary round and this path is for domestic title holders. The victors are linked by the coming 31 lowest-ranked sides in the first qualifying round, with the comping four sides added at the following stage. The 10 winners and another two new entrants then face off in the 3rd qualifying round with the six times winner then joined by two more sides in four play-off ties. All ties are held over two legs, home and away, excluding the preliminary stage.

League Route

Four sides start in the second qualifying round and there are three rounds in all, with the two winners linked by six more sides in the next stage. With two ties, four sides reach the play-offs. All ties are played over two legs, home and away.

2020 UEFA European Football Championship

The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly known as Euro 2020 is scheduled to be played the 16th UEFA European Championship. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is responsible for organizing the international men’s football championship of Europe.

The matches of the tournament are scheduled to be held in 12 cities in 12 UEFA countries from 12 June to 12 July 2020, but now the tournament would be delayed by a year due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe, announced by UEFA on 17 March 2020.

European Format Decision:

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the tournament on 6 December 2012, UEFA announced the tournament would be held in multiple cities across Europe. There is no concept of automatic qualifying berth and all 55 UEFA national teams including the 12 nationals teams whose countries will host stage matches, have to compete in the qualifiers for the 24 places at the finals tournament.

Qualified Teams

The 20 teams that qualified via the groups will be joined by the four play-off winners. The tournament will feature 24 teams following UEFA’s decision to expand the number of participants from 2016. There will be six groups comprised of four teams like the same as its predecessor Euro 2016. The following 20 sides and Groups have confirmed at Euro 2020.

Group A: Wales, Switzerland, Tukey, Itay

Group B: Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Russia

Group C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, play-off winner D or A

Group D: England, Czech Republic, play-off winner C, Croatia

Group E: Sweden, Poland, Spain, play-off winner B

Group F: paly-off winner A or D, France, Germany, Portugal

The winners of 2004 UEFA Euro, Greece failed to qualify their second straight European Championship and third consecutive major tournament. The Denmark and Netherlands returned after missing out in 2016. Finland makes its European Championship debut, having never qualified for a major tournament and for the first time, Wales and Austria reached ensuring European Championship Tournaments. Seven host countries out of twelve managed to qualify for the tournament, therefore four hosting teams enter the play-offs, while one of the host country Azerbaijan was entirely eliminated from the qualifying group stage.

Teams are in the play-offs

Path A: Bulgaria, Iceland, Israel, Romania, Hungary

Path B: Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Path C: Norway, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Serbia, Hungary, Scotland

Path D: Kosovo, North Macedonia, Belarus, Georgia

The eligibility criteria for the play-offs are based on the performance of the remaining nations during the Nations League groups.