ONE Century, Vietnam vs Malaysia, Germany vs Argentina: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 8 October 2019 1359
ONE Century, Vietnam vs Malaysia, Germany vs Argentina: What to watch this week
Good news for non-Sports Pack Astro customers! As we celebrate our Brand of the Year win at the Putra Brand Awards, you get to enjoy complimentary viewing of all shows on Astro and Astro GO until October 13 (excluding the beIN Sports Rugby channel). With this opportunity, make sure you don't miss out on these exciting upcoming events...

ATP Tour: Shanghai Masters

Schedule: October 7 - 13
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
Novak Djokovic's bid for his fifth Shanghai Masters crown looks slightly better after Rafael Nadal's withdrawal due to injury, but he will still need to deal with the likes of Roger Federer, Daniil Medvedev as well as three-time winner Andy Murray, who is making an appearance as a wild card entry.

International Friendly: Germany vs Argentina

Schedule: Thursday, October 10 @ 2:45am
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH812 & CH832)
Arguably the most exciting match to watch during this international break, Germany and Argentina face off in a 2014 FIFA World Cup final. The last time they met, it was just months after the Maracan├ú Stadium showdown, with a Messi-less Argentina side exacting revenge by beating the Germans 4-2.

FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup: USA vs Brazil

Schedule: Thursday, October 10 @ 5:00pm       
Channel: Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831)
In a clash between the top two teams in the world, defending champions United States must beat world number one Brazil, who are at the top of the standings with a two-point over them after five games, to keep their title defence alive. 

FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Vietnam vs Malaysia

Schedule: Thursday, October 10 @ 9:00pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
After demolishing Sri Lanka 6-0 in a friendly match, the Harimau Malaya head to Hanoi to get their FIFA World Cup/AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign back on track. With one win and one defeat in Group G so far, Tan Cheng Hoe's men must avoid a defeat to maintain their qualifying hopes.

STL: Penang Black Panthers vs Kuala Lumpur Thunder

Schedule: Friday, October 11 @ 6:00pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
After a short break, the Sepak Takraw League resumes the high-flying acrobatic action at the Gem In Mall, Cyberjaya, with most of the attention surely on this match between league leaders Penang and challengers Kuala Lumpur. Four points behind, the Thunder must beat the defending champions to stand in contention for the STL crown.

Rugby World Cup: England vs France

Schedule: Saturday, October 12 @ 4:15pm  
Channel: beIN Sports Rugby (CH825)
Despite qualification to the knockout stage is already secured for England and France in Pool C, this match between the two Tier 1 teams is not just a formality, as the result of this match will determine which Pool D counterparts they will be matched up in the quarter-finals, which could be in the form of two-time World Cup winners Australia, world number two Wales or dark horse Fiji.

A-League: Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City

Schedule: Saturday, October 12 @ 4:30pm
Channel: beIN Sports (CH818)
The new A-League season kicks off with a bang as a battle for local pride takes place in Melbourne. Will the season-opening match have a different outcome from the past two Melbourne derby games, which finished 1-1 each?

One Championship: Century (Part 1 & 2)

Schedule: Sunday, October 13 @ 8:00am & 4:00pm
Channels: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802) & Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831)
The ONE Championship commemorates its 100th show with not one but TWO live events, featuring seven world title bouts and 28 world champions among others, for an epic day in Tokyo, Japan.

UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs Waterson

Schedule: Sunday, October 13 @ 8:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Tampa for the third time this weekend, bringing along former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna J─Ödrzejczyk, former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Michelle Waterson, former Legacy Fighting Alliance Middleweight Champion Eryk Anders and rising submission star Kron Gracie.

F1: Japanese Grand Prix

Schedule: Sunday, October 13 @ 12:00pm
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
In recent years, the Japanese Grand Prix has become synonymous with the F1 World Drivers' Championship. Since 2012, the driver who takes the chequered flag at the Suzuka Circuit goes on to win the world title. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who has won four the past five races in the Suzuka City, is surely aiming to extend his winning run and take advantage of the race track's good omen.

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