Sweden vs USA, Premier Futsal League, French GP: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 18 June 2019 12872
Sweden vs USA, Premier Futsal League, French GP: What to watch this week
As usual, here are 10 of the best sports offerings this week for our Astro Sports Pack customers, who can expect great contests between top teams as well as athletes, not forgetting a brand new professional futsal league in Malaysia! Check these out on Astro and Astro GO (coverage is subject to change).
 

European Fencing Championships


Schedule: June 18th - 23rd
Channel: Eurosport (CH814 & CH843)
En garde! European fencers in foil, épée and sabre gather in Dusseldorf, Germany, this week not only to determine the best of them all but also to bag crucial qualification points for the Tokyo Olympics. Will Russia dominate once again after winning six of 12 titles available the last time around?
 

Men's FIH Pro League: Netherlands vs Argentina


Schedule: Thursday, June 20th @ 1:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH816 & CH834)
We are into the final stretch of the 2019 FIH Pro League season with Argentina in danger of missing out on the Grand Finals later this month. The 2016 Olympic Games winners need at least four points from their remaining two matches to go through ahead of Great Britain, who are just one point behind and facing New Zealand next. However, it is not going to be easy for the Lions, as their remaining opponents are last year's World Cup finalists, the Netherlands and Belgium.
 

FIFA Women's World Cup: Sweden vs United States

Schedule: Friday, June 21st @ 3:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport (CH810 & CH831)
Despite having already secured their spots in the knockout stage, the two Group F heavyweights still need to battle it out to determine the group winners and essentially who will have an easier route to the final. In the Round of 16, the Group F winners will take on Group B runners-up, likely to be Spain or China, while the second-place team will face the Netherlands or Canada.
 

BWF Malaysia International (Semi-Finals to Finals)

Schedule: June 22nd - 23rd
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
It is rather befitting that the badminton tournament happens right after Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement, as it was the first title he won back in 2003 when it was known as Malaysia Satelitte. As the search for his successor has begun, perhaps the next Malaysian men's singles star will emerge from this tournament in Ipoh.
 

Asian Rugby Championship: Malaysia vs Hong Kong


Schedule: Saturday, June 22nd @ 8:00pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
Can the Hibiscus end their 2019 Asian Rugby Championship campaign with a bang? They came close to stunning the defending champions last week, losing 24-30 in Hong Kong. It was also an improvement from last year's performance when they were defeated 10-91. With support from their home fans this week, an upset win could be on the card.
 

UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs Korean Zombie


Schedule: Sunday, June 23rd @ 7:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH812 & CH832)
The UFC's first visit to South Carolina is headlined by a featherweight bout between Renato Moicano and former UFC Featherweight Championship challenger Chan Sung Jung, who is known as the Korean Zombie. Other notable fights include former CES MMA featherweight champion Rob Font against John Lineker, and Andrea Lee and Montana De La Rosa putting their unbeaten UFC streaks on the line in a women's flyweight clash
 

MPFL: KL City vs Pulau Pinang


Schedule: Sunday, June 23rd @ 2:00pm
Channel: Astro GO
The inaugural season of the new Malaysian Premier Futsal League kicks off this week, in which you can catch most matches exclusively on Astro GO! Our coverage begins with a match between KL City and Pulau Pinang, followed by Kuala Lumpur vs Pahang (5pm) and Selangor vs Perak (8:30pm) this Sunday. Don't miss it!
 

State of Origin: Game 2


Schedule: Sunday, June 23rd @ 5:45pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH811 & CH833)
It's advantage Queensland after they recorded a 18-14 comeback win against New South Wales in Game 1 earlier this month. Another win will see them regain the State of Origin Shield, which will be their 12th triumph in the last 14 years.
 

F1: French Grand Prix


Schedule: Sunday, June 23rd @ 8:00pm
Channel: Fox Sports (CH812 & CH832)
After the controversial Canadian Grand Prix, the 2019 season heads to Circuit Paul Ricard with Lewis Hamilton aiming to repeat last year's feat, when he marked F1's return to the prestigious track in 10 years with a victory ahead of Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen.
 

WWE Stomping Grounds


Schedule: Monday, June 24th @ 7:00am
Channel: WWE Network (CH820 & CH840)
Held for the first time, Stomping Grounds is set to feature several rematches and settle loose ends from Super ShowDown, such as Seth Rollins defending his Universal Championship against Baron Corbin with a special guest referee, WWE champion Kofi Kingston taking on Dolph Zigger in a steel cage match, and Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon renewing their rivalry with Roman Reigns.

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