This year is already down to its last two months, and what better way to kick off the next one with watching some of the most anticipated sporting events? They’ll bring a much-needed dose of action and excitement, as the best players in the world come face to face. There are many reasons to look forward to these exciting play-offs and even more events to watch out for.

2017 will start with a bang, with these three sporting events happening in the first two months:

Africa Cup Of Nations

The main international football competition in Africa is held every two years, with teams represented by countries including Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gabon, Ivory Coast and Guinea.

In 2015, the Africa Cup of Nations final was held on February 8, with the tournament crowning Ivory Coast as the champion. Runners-up Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, and DR Congo, along with the winner, are expected to all get to the finals in 2017.

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in Gabon, from January 14 to February 5.

The Winter X Games

The yearly sporting event broadcasted by American channel ESPN focuses on winter extreme sports. For the event happening from January 26 to 29, athletes will showcase their skills with snowboarding and skiing. The Winter X Games will be held in Aspen, Colorado, USA.

The Australian Open

The tennis tournament is one of the most anticipated events for fans of the sport with international, top-seeded players competing for the title The Australian Open is held every year in Melbourne with the 2017 event taking place in the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, from January 16-29.

Do you have your tickets yet? If you are planning to start the year by watching these exciting play-offs, we recommend buying your tickets now. For those wanting tickets to the Australian Open 2017, tickets are now available with prices ranging from $75-$2,795. Call us or check our website for more information.