If you're a football lover who doesn't like cricket then I feel for
you, as Chaka Khan might say. Those long summer months can be hellish
without any action, as you count down to pre-season tours,
friendlies, and the beginning of a new campaign that may just be the
year that your club shines (or not).
The last few summers have been slightly unusual. Euro 2020 took place in 2021, and due to
the climate in Qatar, the 2022 World Cup has been pushed back to
November/December. We do have the World Cup play-off and the Nations League to keep us going, but
there is nothing quite like a proper summer tournament.