International Champions Cup, El Tráfico, Indonesian Open: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 16 July 2019 110
International Champions Cup, El Tráfico, Indonesian Open: What to watch this week
If you think it will be a boring week in the world of sports after the conclusion of Wimbledon and Cricket World Cup, think again. Astro Sports Pack customers are in for exciting treats on Astro and Astro GO in the next seven days, including 10 of the best below (coverage is subject to change).

BWF Indonesian Open

Schedule: July 17th - 21st
Channel: Astro Supersport 4 (CH817 & CH836)
We're back at Istora Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta for the 2019 edition of the Indonesian Open! As it is one of three Super 1000 level tournaments of the BWF World Tour, you can expect to see the best badminton players in action including Kento Momota, Shi Yuqi, Tai Tzu-ying, and more.

Premier League Asia Trophy

Schedule: July 17th - 20th
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH816 & CH834)
As we wait for the return of Premier League football, satisfy your cravings with its biennial pre-season tournament! This year, league champions Manchester City, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are competing for the trophy in China.

Malaysian Pro League: Farmco Touch Up vs NS Matrix

Schedule: July 17th & 19th
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
Defending champions Farmco Touch Up made light work of the Red Baron to reach the Malaysian Pro League (MPL) finals again, where they face three-time Agong Cup winners NS Matrix, who swept their series against JD Unicorns.

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying: AFC Preliminary Draw

Schedule: Wednesday, July 17th @ 5:00pm
Channel: Astro Supersport (CH810 & CH831)
AFC teams are set to find out their qualifying fates for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China, when the draw is held at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur this Wednesday.

MPFL: KL City vs Selangor

Schedule: Wednesday, July 17th @ 5:45pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
It's top vs bottom as Malaysia Premier Futsal League leaders Selangor, who saw their winning start to the season ended by Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, are pit against another Klang Valley rivals, who have struggled all season long and are one of two teams without any win so far.

National Squash Championships (SF & F)

Schedule: July 20th - 21st
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
Ivan Yuen and S. Sivasangari were victorious in front of their home crowd at this squash tournament the last time around; will they be able to repeat it this year?

MLS: LA Galaxy vs LAFC

Schedule: Saturday, July 20th @ 10:00am
Channel: beIN Sports (CH837)
The Los Angeles derby, known as El Tráfico, is taking place this week as Zlatan Ibrahimovic-led LA Galaxy host Western Conference leaders Los Angeles FC at an expected sold-out Dignity Health Sports Park. LAFC, who are also leading the overall 2019 Major League Soccer standings, have been in a dominating form in the league so far, but Galaxy have an edge in their head-to-head meetings since the beginning of their rivalry last year, winning once and drawing two.

Rugby Championship

Schedule: July 21st - August 11th
Channel: Setanta Sports HD (CH839)
With only two months to go to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, what better way to get excited for it than watching four of the best teams in the world, namely New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina, clashing shoulders? It will be interesting to see if the All Blacks will win again, as since the inclusion of Argentina in the annual rugby union competition in 2012, they only did not become champions in 2015.

UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs Edwards

Schedule: Sunday, July 21st @ 9:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH812 & CH832)
Besides a welterweight main event between former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos and Leon Edwards, the UFC heads to San Antonio with three heavyweight and two lightweight bouts on their main card.

ICC: Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur

Schedule: Sunday, July 21st @ 7:30pm 
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH816 & CH834)
The 2019 International Champions Cup (ICC) kicks off this week with plenty of matches between football giants taking place around the world including a game in Singapore between UEFA Champions League runners-up Spurs and Cristiano Ronaldo and Co., who are now managed by former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

*For coverage info about other ICC matches, please refer to our TV listings and social media

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