Skiddle’s Open Goal: A weekly round-up of football news and events

This is the last open goal of the 21/22 season as the Champions League final brought the season to a close. It was Liverpool versus Real Madrid in a highly anticipated game. It was one that Liverpool consistently dominated, who possessed the majority of possession but either squandered chances or found Courtois in the way.

In a rare breakaway, Real took his chance while Vinicious Jr. used his chance to net after a quick move. Liverpool seemed to have no answers after that and it was Madrid who took home the most coveted prize in football. The loss was to make Liverpool even more bitter as it looks like Sadio Mane will leave the club this summer, leaving them with a huge void to fill.


It was a 14th Champions League record for Madrid who are the best team in the competition ever, you never want to meet them in the final because they always seem to find a way. They will certainly strengthen in the summer even if Marcelo and Bale leave. You have already been strongly associated with Monaco’s Tchouameni.

The other exciting game of the weekend came in the Championship play-off final, which is considered one of the most lucrative games in English football. In a close duel, Nottingham Forest defeated Huddersfield 1-0 thanks to an own goal. It is the first time in 23 years that Nottingham Forest, one of England’s most successful clubs, has played in the top flight. We can’t wait to see how they do.

Now we’re looking at the transfer window and with so many clubs in need of a rebuild it looks like this could be the busiest yet. Everyone will eventually dive into the market.

Below we’ve rounded up some of the best upcoming footy events on Skiddle that you can attend.

World Cup Brighton Fan Park England vs USA Host: Tony Cottee

When: Friday, 11/25

Where: The Arch, Brighton

This Brighton fan park is moderated by Tony Cottee, who will provide you with all the analysis you need throughout the game. England will take on old foes in the USA with this group game possibly having the feel of a derby, England fans will be more desperate than ever to beat them.

Tickets for the World Cup Brighton Fan Park England vs USA Hosted by Tony Cottee can be found here

FIFA World Cup Final 2022

When: Sunday 18 December

Where: Rainton Arena, Houghton Le Spring

If you only care about the most important moments, simply book a ticket for a screening of the finale well in advance. You might already be betting that England will be there, so why not secure your seat now for this big fan performance at the Rainton Arena, where the atmosphere will be fantastic?

Find tickets to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final – here

World Cup Newcastle Fan Park England vs TBD

When: Tuesday, 11/29

Where: Secret Place, Newcastle

England are yet to find out who their final group stage opponents are, but it will be between Wales, Scotland and Ukraine, all of whom will be battling for the final spot. It will be a passionate game if either home nation prevails, with Scotland and Wales keen to cause an upset.

Tickets for the World Cup Newcastle Fan Park England vs TBD can be found here

Check out our What’s On Guide to discover even more wild raves and sweaty gigs coming up in the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, visit our Things To Do page or get inspired by the event selection on our Inspire Me page.



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