Today is the last day of year 2013 and whole world is ready to welcome new year 2014 with lots of hope and excitements. Lets remember top sports incidents happened in 2013 has great impact in word sports history. The incidents included in this list are from different sports around the world and contains all types of events that got great attention in world media. Lets start with first event!
Sachin Tendulkar Retired from International Cricket
Retirement of Sachin Tendulkar from International cricket was one of the most socking and memorable event in sports. Whole world was watching Saching playing his last test match again West Indies in India vs West Indies Series 2013.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricketer of all time who is also known as “God of Cricket” amongst his fans. He declared his retirement from international cricket after 24 years of his spectacular journey. Sachin Tendulkar debut against Pakistan at the age of 16 and ends his career against West-indies in 2013 at the age of 40 in his favorite ground wankhede stadium – Mumbai. He has millions of fans around the world who got emotional after listing Sachin’s farewell speech. After retirement sachin tendulkar awarded with India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna and became youngest & first sportsmen to achieve this award.
Gareth Bale joins Real Madrid with world record transfer fee
Gareth Bale who was playing for Tottenham club from 2007 joined Real Madrid in 2013. A 24 year’s old Welsh footballer creates history when he joins Spanish La Liga Club Real Madrid in 2013. Gareth Bale breaks the transfer fee record of Portugal star footballer Christiano Ronaldo. Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid at world record transfer fee of £85.3 million (€100 million) according to English Press and breaks Christiano Ronaldo’s record of £80 million (€94 million). Gareth Bale was named in the UEFA Team of the year in 2011.
Oscar Pistorious facing trial in murder case of his girl friend
“Blade Runner” and “The fastest man on no legs” nick names holder 24 years old South African Athlete Oscar Pistorious is famous for sprint runner without legs below the knees. Oscar Pistorious won 7 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze medal in Paralympics Games. On 14th February 2013 Oscar Pistorious was charged with the murder of his girl friend Reeva Steencamp (South African Model). Oscar Pistorious is very popular sportsmen in South Africa and all around the world countries.
Announcement of Group and Qualified teams in FIFA 2014 World Cup – Brazil
After Olympics games, FIFA World Cup is considered as biggest event on the earth. Only 5 months are remaining for “FIFA 2014 Football World cup – Brazil“. 2013 is the year of full of curiosity about which teams will be qualified for the world cup. Finally total 32 qualified teams are going to participate in this world cup and the list of qualified teams has already announced. FIFA revealed the final draw of football groups on 6th December at the Bahia (Brazilian State). There will be 8 groups and each group have 4 teams. ReferNews wishes best of luck to all teams which qualified for the world cup.
Sweet Ashes Revenge of Australia
The Ashes tournaments are one of the most popular test series in international cricket. In 2013 Ashes series played two times in which, England won the ashes series by 3-0 which held in England in mid year. In second series, Australian team took sweet revenge to England team and won ashes trophy by winning 4 out of 5 test matches.
According to you, which was the most memorable sport indents in 2013. Share your favorite one here in comment.