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Holidays for sports fans


Thousands of England fans are expected to follow the football team to South Africa when it plays in the FIFA World Cup finals, but there are many other opportunities for a sporting holiday over the next few months.

The England cricket team will also be in South Africa over Christmas and New Year. Sport Abroad has several holiday packages for those who want to see the Test matches, including some special Christmas and New Year holidays.

The holiday packages also include sightseeing, such as the Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls.

You can follow the England rugby team in the Six Nations tours in Italy and France next February and March. Matches will be played in some of the most exciting cities for a holiday, including Rome and Paris.

Gullivers Travel has several holiday packages including tickets to the rugby RBS Six Nations matches including Italy v England, Ireland v Wales, Scotland v England and France v England.

Motorsport fans can enjoy Formula 1 racing in many overseas venues this autumn. The Singapore Grand Prix is taking place right now, which will be followed by the Japanese Grand Prix from September 30 to October 6, the Brazil Grand Prix in mid October and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the end of October.

The Big Daddy of motorsports, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Spanish Grand Prix take place next year. Tickets and holiday packages to all Formula 1 events are available from Sport Abroad.

Of course, the FIFA World Cup promises to be one of the highlights of next year for England fans. Holiday packages to the tournament, which kicks off in Johannesburg on June 11, are available from a number of UK tour operators, including Thomson Sport and Thomas Cook (

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