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World Cup tops the bill during busy sporting month

4th June 2018

Sports4Bars.com looks ahead to the sporting highlights over the next month as the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia. 

Saturday June 9
4.05pm
Sky Sports HD
International Rugby Union: South Africa v England - 1st Test
A massive game in Johannesburg with both teams desperate for a win to underline their World Cup credentials. There is plenty of pressure on both coaches given some poor recent results. 

 

Saturday June 9
7pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Boxing: Tyson Fury v Sefer Seferi
The Gypsy King makes his long-awaited comeback with a fight against Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena. This should be a straightforward victory for Fury with the unheralded Seferi making the step up from cruiserweight. 

 
Sunday June 10
7.10pm
Sky Sports F1 HD
F1: Canadian Grand Prix
Last year’s race was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes with team-mate Valtteri Bottas finishing second and Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing taking the third spot on the podium. 
 

Wednesday June 13
12.30pm
Sky Sports Cricket HD
International Cricket: England v Australia - 1st ODI
Australian cricket has been in turmoil during the past six months following the revelations of ball-tampering by the team and they will be eager to put that behind them and concentrate on this five-match ODI series which gets underway at the Kia Oval. 

 
Thursday June 14
4pm
ITV
World Cup: Russia v Saudi Arabia
Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup for the first time in history and the host nation get their campaign underway with a Pool A tie against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. 

 
Thursday June 14
4pm
Sky Sports
Golf: US Open
The Shinnecock Hills Club in New York hosts the 119th edition of the US Open. Last year saw Brooks Koepka win the event by four strokes as he beat Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama in the final round. 

 
Friday June 15
7pm
BBC
World Cup: Portugal v Spain
This tie in Sochi will effectively decide which of these European superpowers will win Group B. Following a sensational season for Real Madrid, expect Cristiano Ronaldo to have a major impact. 
 

Saturday June 16
10.30am
Sky Sports Cricket HD
International Cricket: England v Australia - 2nd ODI
England play the second one-day international against Australia. The venue for this clash is Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. 
 

Saturday June 16
11am
BBC
World Cup: France v Australia
France have been tipped by many pundits to be genuine contenders for the World Cup having finished as runners-up in the European Championship two year ago. Certainly, in skipper Hugo Lloris, they have an inspirational leader and highly talented goalkeeper. The Spurs man has been in great form during the Premier League season. 
 
 
Monday June 18
7pm
BBC
World Cup: Tunisia v England
England had a near-flawless qualifying campaign but now must translate that form into an effective World Cup campaign, something which they have failed to do since 1990. Tunisia have beaten Costa Rica, Iran, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo during the past 18 months and will not be taken lightly by Gareth Southgate’s men. 
 
 
Tuesday June 19
2pm
ITV
Horse Racing: Royal Ascot - Day 1 
The spectators will be dressed to the nines as this great annual sporting occasion gets underway. There are three Group 1 races taking place on the opening day: the Queen Anne Stakes over one mile; the King’s Stand Stakes over five furlongs and the St James’s Palace Stakes run over the venue’s ‘Old Mile’ course. 
 

Sunday June 24
1pm
BBC
World Cup: England v Panama
This is Panama’s first outing in the World Cup Finals with the team clinching qualification following a creditable 2-1 win over Costa Rica in October 2017. They also managed a 1-1 draw in a friendly against Wales last year so should not be underestimated. 
 
 
Sunday June 24
3.10pm
Sky Sports F1 HD
F1: French Grand Prix
Formula 1 makes a return to France following a decade-long absence. 
 

Wednesday June 27
6.30pm
Sky Sports Cricket HD
International Twenty20 Cricket: England v Australia
This should be a thumping contest under the floodlights at Edgbaston. England have a 100 per cent record in the Twenty20 format of the game at this venue. 


Thursday June 28
7pm
ITV
World Cup: England v Belgium
England face their crunch game in Group G as they take on Belgium in Kaliningrad. Both sides will know each other well with a number of Belgian internationals currently plying their trade in the Premier League, not least Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne, one of the most effective midfielders in the English game. 


Saturday June 30
3pm
BBC/ITV
World Cup: Round of 16
The knockout stages get underway in Sochi with the winners of Group A taking on the runners-up of Group B. 


Saturday June 30
7pm
BBC/ITV
World Cup: Round of 16 
The winners of Group C face the runners-up of Group D. 
 
 
ALSO COMING UP... 
 
Friday June 15
1pm
BBC
World Cup: Egypt v Uruguay

 
Sunday June 17
4pm
BBC
World Cup: Germany v Mexico
 

Tuesday June 19
2pm
Sky Sports Cricket HD
International Cricket: England v Australia - 3rd ODI
 

Tuesday June 19
7pm
BBC
World Cup: Russia v Egypt
 

Wednesday June 20
1pm
BBC
World Cup: Portugal v Morocco
 

Wednesday June 20
2pm
ITV
Horse Racing: Royal Ascot - Day 2
 

Thursday June 21
2pm
Sky Sports Cricket HD
International Cricket: England v Australia - 4th ODI
 

Sunday June 24
11am
Sky Sports Cricket HD
International Cricket: England v Australia - 5th ODI

 

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