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If you are looking for something to do at the weekend, a ticket to a local football game could well be top of your list. However, if you are looking for sporting excitement that you can enjoy during the week without having to take time off work or travel to a packed stadium, you may well find that the betting opportunities available on a wide range of international events are just the ticket!

For fans of horse racing, there are a number of top jump meetings held at this time of the year in the UK. If neither of those options tickles your fancy, the Rugby Union season is also in full swing and come next spring, the main Australian Rules Football league will start again.

The Formula 1 2012 season finished last month and the SBK World Championship, featuring top motorcyclists from across the globe drew to a close in October but will start again in the spring. Of course, the English Premier League is entering the busiest part of its season, with many appealing fixtures over the holiday season on which odds are available.

You can choose to back your favourite soccer teams from the comfort of your home, with many online bookmakers offering prices for each fixture. New account holders are often offered free bets by leading forms when they fund their account, enabling you to back your opinion in a wide variety of events without fear of losing your shirt.

Avid football fans can of course bet on a fixture they are attending to make the event even more exciting so there is no need to choose between supporting your local team in person and backing them online.

Before you open an account with an online bookmaker and fund it, it is of course advisable to make sure that you are not breaking any laws. As these differ from country to country, it is not possible to give definitive advice on what each individual reader of this article can and cannot do.

If you want to obtain tickets to an English Premier League game, you will find various sellers on the Internet but if you want to attend a popular fixture, it is advisable to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. FIFA fans can also buy tickets online, with seating charts for each stadium making it easy for you to ensure that you book the seats you really want.

For those that are unable to bet on local or international sporting fixtures with an online bookmaker due to legal problems, there is always the option of travelling to attend a major sporting event in Europe and having a flutter while you are there.

To find out about upcoming fixtures, you can check one of the many websites dedicated to providing fans with details of the latest football schedules around the world.


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