Indonesia vs Malaysia, UFC 242, Sepak Takraw League: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 3 September 2019 5003
Indonesia vs Malaysia, UFC 242, Sepak Takraw League: What to watch this week
There won't be any club football action for the next few days, but that does not mean there is nothing to watch for Astro Sports Pack subscribers! Check out these 10 exciting live events on Astro and Astro GO this week (coverage is subject to change).

The Ashes: Fourth Test

Schedule: September 4 - 8
Channel: Astro Cricket (CH824)
After pulling off an almost impossible Third Test win at Headingley a week ago, England host Australia at Old Trafford for the Fourth Test, where they must win at all costs to prevent the latter from retaining the urn.

FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Indonesia vs Malaysia

Schedule: Thursday, September 5 @ 8:30pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
Tan Cheng Hoe and his Harimau Malaya squad begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign against arch rivals Indonesia. The last time they faced each other, Malaysia lost 3-0 in 2016.

Asian Diving Cup

Schedule: September 6 - 8
Channels: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802), Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831)
Malaysia play host to the 8th Asian Diving Cup with some of the best Asian divers gathering at the Bukit Jalil National Aquatic Centre to compete for regional honours. In addition, the tournament is an opportunity for some of the divers to book their Olympic Games 2020 spots.

STL: Penang Black Panthers vs Negeri Sembilan Antlers

Schedule: Friday, September 6 @ 8:00pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
The new Sepak Takraw League season commences this week, and with a bang as defending Premier champions Penang Black Panthers take on newly promoted Division 1 winners Negeri Sembilan Antlers.

ONE Championship: Immortal Triumph

Schedule: Friday, September 6 @ 9:30pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH812 & CH832)
ONE Championship heads to Vietnam for the first time ever in their history, promising an action-packed event with the entire card featuring Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts. In the main event, ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defends his title against Algerian fighter Brice Delval.

EURO 2020 Qualifying: Germany vs Netherlands

Schedule: Saturday, September 7 @ 2:45am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
The Netherlands and Germany renew their rivalry this week as they face off in another EURO 2020 qualifying match. In their previous encounter, the Germans prevailed 3-2 thanks to a last-minute winner from Nico Schulz.

UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier

Schedule: Sunday, September 8 @ 2:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
Almost one year since beating Conor McGregor, the undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the Octagon for the first time to face interim champion Dustin Poirier in a title unificiation bout in Abu Dhabi.

F1: Italian Grand Prix

Schedule: Sunday, September 8 @  8:00pm
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
Mercedes have dominated at Monza for the past five years, but Ferrari, who last won their home Grand Prix via Fernando Alonso in 2010, are favourites to finally break their winless streak after coming out on top at Spa last week. 

BWF World Tour: Chinese Taipei Open Finals

Schedule: Sunday, September 8 @  12:00pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 4 (CH814 & CH834)
Malaysian shuttler Lee Zii Jia should be buzzing to return to the Taipei Arena, where he won his maiden BWF World Tour title last year. Fellow national compatriots such as Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying and Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean will also be in action and hoping to achieve success.

US Open Finals

Schedule: September 8 - 9
Channels: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835), Fox Sports 2 (CH816 & CH836)
In the men's singles event, the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are among favourites to win it after defending men's singles winner Novak Djokovic retired against Stan Wawrinka in the fourth round, while the women's singles event is also panning out interestingly with several top seeded players crashing out early.

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