Cricket World Cup, Spurs vs Liverpool, NBA Finals: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 28 May 2019 698
Cricket World Cup, Spurs vs Liverpool, NBA Finals: What to watch this week
We have all kinds of ball games (as well as some that don't involve any spherical object) for Astro Sports Pack customers this week! Here are the top 10 sporting action you can watch on Astro and Astro GO in the next seven days (coverage is subject to change).
 

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Portugal vs Argentina


Schedule: Wednesday, May 29th @ 12:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH811 & CH833)
Arguably the most anticipated match of the group stage, six-time winners Argentina and two-time champions Portugal take on each other at the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup. The former kicked off their Group F campaign with an impressive 5-2 win over South Africa, while the Portuguese took down South Korea 1-0 in their opening game.
 

UEFA Europa League Final: Chelsea vs Arsenal

Schedule: Thursday, May 30th @ 3:00am
Channel: beIN Sports Max (CH841)
Silverware and local pride are stake in Baku, Azerbaijan, this week as London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal face off in the UEFA Europa League final. For the Gunners, there is another factor at play as it is their last chance of qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League after finishing outside the top four in the Premier League.
 

Cricket World Cup


Schedule: May 30th - July 14th
Channel: Astro Cricket (CH838)
It's batting time as the Cricket World Cup is set to take place for one and a half month in England and Wales! Can defending champions Australia fend off challenges from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies to clinch their sixth world title?
 

US Women's Open Championship


Schedule: May 31st - June 2nd
Channel: Fox Sports 2 (CH813 & CH829)
The best female golfers in the world gather in Charleston, South Carolina, for a share of the US$5 million prize money. Several past champions are expected to take to the green including last year's winner Ariya Jutanugarn and 2017 champion Park Sung-hyun, who are paired together with Lexi Thompson in the first round, teeing off from the 10th tee.
 

FIVB Volleyball Women's Nation League: Italy vs Serbia

Schedule: Friday, May 31st @ 2:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport (CH810 & CH831)
Seven months since Serbia beat Italy in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship final for their first-ever world title, the two finalists meet again in the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League. Both nations have started the competition well, with Italy sweeping past Poland, Thailand and Germany, and Serbia picking up two wins from three games, losing only to Turkey.
 

NBA Finals Game 1

Schedule: Friday, May 31st @ 9:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport 4 (CH817 & CH836)
After seven long months, it has finally come down to two teams vying for the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy: reigning champions Golden State Warriors and Kawhi Leonard-powered Toronto Raptors. Regardless of the eventual winners, history will be made, with either the Warriors cementing their dynasty with a three-peat, or the Raptors claiming their first NBA Finals win.
 

Toulon Tournament

Schedule: June 1st - 15th
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH816 & CH834)
Over the years, the annual junior football tournament has seen an incredible array of talent taking part in it, including some players that you might be familiar such as Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Cafu, Frank Lampard, David Beckham and Juan Roman Riquelme. Don't be surprised if you hear the names of the next generation of football superstars here first.
 

UEFA Champions League Final: Tottenham vs Liverpool

Schedule: Sunday, June 2nd @ 3:00am
Channel: beIN Sports Max (CH841)
For only the seventh time in the competition's history, the UEFA Champions League final features two teams from the same country. Five-time winners Liverpool are seeking to make amends for last season's failure, while Tottenham are looking to clinch their first trophy since the 2008 League Cup as well as their first European success since winning the UEFA Cup in 1984.
 

UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs Smith


Schedule: Sunday, June 2nd @ 2:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH812 & CH832)
Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafsson welcomes Anthony Smith to his home country as both former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challengers return to the Octagon following respective defeats to Jon Jones. At the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, two more light heavyweight fights are also on the card, with Volkan Oezdemir taking on Ilir Latifi and Jimi Manuwa squaring off against Aleksandar Rakic.
 

MotoGP: Italian Grand Prix


Schedule: Sunday, June 2nd @ 4:30pm
Channel: Fox Sports 2 (CH813 & CH829)
Despite being an Italian circuit, the MotoGP race has largely been dominated by Spaniards in recent years. Andrea Dovizioso managed to end the run of eight years without an Italian win in 2017, but Jorge Lorenzo restored the Spanish dominance by finishind ahead of the Ducati Corse rider and Valentino Rossi last year. Can the duo, as well as fellow Italians Danilo Petrucci and Franco Morbidelli, salvage some local pride this time?

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