The Ashes, MLS All-Star Game, Community Shield: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 30 July 2019 64
The Ashes, MLS All-Star Game, Community Shield: What to watch this week
Check out 10 of the best sporting events happening around the world this week, available at your fingertips only on Astro and the brand new Astro GO (coverage is subject to change)! Also, don't forget that our sports channel numbers will change starting August 1.
 

MPFL: Selangor vs Pahang


Schedule: Wednesday, July 31 @ 8:00pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
The top two of the 2019 Malaysia Premier Futsal League season finally meet on the court after their initial clash in June was postponed to observe the 40th day since the passing of the late Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah. Currently only one point separates both teams at the top after six rounds.
 

MLS All-Stars vs Atletico Madrid

Schedule: Thursday, August 1 @ 8:00am
Channel: beIN Sports (CH818)
For the 16th consecutive year, the best players of Major League Soccer forget about their club affiliations and team up to take on a team from Europe. European football fans should be familiar with some of the MLS All-Star players, with the likes Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Nani and Bastian Schweinsteiger set to play against Atletico Madrid.
 

The Ashes: First Test


Schedule: August 1-6
Channel: Astro Cricket (CH838)
It's almost time for England and Australia to bowl and bat once again in a Test cricket series. After almost two decades of Australia's dominance, England have had the upper hand since 2005, winning five of the eight last editions.
 

FIFA eWorld Cup


Schedule: August 2-4
Channel: eGG Network (CH800)
After a lengthy FIFA 19 season, 32 of the world's leading players gather in London for the Grand Finals of the FIFA eWorld Cup. Will Mosaad "MSdossary" Aldossary become the first player to defend his title, or will the likes of Donovan "Tekkz" Hunt, Corentin "Maestro" Thuillier and Nicolas "Nicolas99fc" Villalba succeed him on the throne?
 

ONE Championship: Dawn of Heroes

Schedule: Friday, August 2 @ 8:30pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
ONE Championship's upcoming show in the Philippines is as stacked as it gets, with two world title fights as well as finalists for ONE Flyweight and Lightweight World Grand Prix tournaments being decided.
 

DFL Supercup: Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich


Schedule: Sunday, August 4 @ 2:30am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
It is yet another Der Klassiker showdown for the DFL Supercup since its inception in 2010 as Bundesliga and German FA Cup double winners Bayern visit last season's runners-up Dortmund. Who will draw first blood of the new season?
 

UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Lawler

Schedule: Sunday, August 4 @ 9:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
After being stripped off his interim UFC Welterweight belt, Colby Covington is a man on a mission at this weekend's UFC Fight Night. This is because during a recent UFC 240 press conference, UFC president Dana White hinted that if he beats former champion Robbie Lawler in Newark, New Jersey, he would get another shot at the title, making the upcoming show a tantalising watch.
 

FA Community Shield: Manchester City vs Liverpool


Schedule: Sunday, August 4 @ 10:00pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
With losses to the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Napoli, Liverpool's preseason campaign did not go too well in comparison to Manchester City, who only lost once to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League Asia Trophy, albeit a penalty shoot-out. Will preseason forms be an indicator as both teams aim to draw first blood?
 

ICC: Tottenham Hotspur vs Inter


Schedule: Sunday, August 4 @ 10:00pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH816 & CH834)
Following their defeat to Manchester United earlier, Spurs are mathematically unable to retain the International Champions Cup crown they won last year. But the tournament is not over for Mauricio Pochettino's side as they face Antonio Conte and Inter Milan as their final preseason opponents before the start of the new Premier League season.

Joan Gamper Trophy: Barcelona vs Arsenal


Schedule: Monday, August 5 @ 2:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831)
This year, Barcelona's annual preseason match at home, held in honour of former club president Joan Gamper, sees them face Arsenal as their final preseason preparation for the new LaLiga campaign. Can the Gunners pull off an upset at Camp Nou and become the first team to win it since Sampdoria in 2012?

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