Stag Weekends Weekend Preview 1st July

I don't know about you, but I still haven't got over Monday night! It's been a tough week to endure with the embarrassment and pain still very much present. Maybe the best remedy for getting over another tournament failure from England will be the weekend!

Home nation hopes at Euro 2016 now lie solely with Wales - if you want to support them. Fortunately, we have some other sporting action to take our mind off the football!

Oh, and if you really need some football to look forward to, club sides have started pre-season training this week, so not long until the return of the Premier League!

Welsh Dream

Wales face their biggest game in 58 years tonight when they meet Belgium in the quarter-final of Euro 2016. It is Wales' first quarter-final at a major tournament since losing to Brazil at the same stage at the 1958 World Cup.

Chris Coleman's side go into the match as underdogs against the team ranked second best in the world, but will be buoyed by the fact they were unbeaten in two games against Belgium in qualifying for the tournament.

The other two quarter-finals over the weekend should gather great interest, too. Germany play Italy on Saturday night and will be hoping to end their record of never having beaten the Italians in a major tournament. Hosts France then take on England's conquerors Iceland on Sunday night; should be a great weekend of football!

Murray Faces Millman

Wimbledon has been a joy to watch so far! The Marcus Willis story grabbed everybody's attention as he fulfilled a dream of playing on centre court against Roger Federer. Great Britain's Dan Evans plays against Federer in the third round this afternoon, with the odds stacked against him.

As always, the British hopes are carried by second seed Andy Murray who will face the Australian John Millman in the third round on Saturday after a second round win against Yen-Hsun Lu. Come on, Andy!

Final ODI

England take on Sri Lanka in the fifth and final ODI in Glamorgan on Saturday. The series is already wrapped up, with England taking an unassailable 2-0 lead into the final game.

Jason Roy smashed 162 to lead England to victory in the fourth ODI at the Oval; the opener's second century in three matches! Sri Lanka have failed to register a win in any format over England this summer and have just two opportunities left with the final ODI and T20 match on Tuesday.

 

Austrian GP

Lewis Hamilton continues his chase of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg this weekend at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton is 24 points behind championship leader Rosberg, and will be looking to close the gap ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone next week!

 

Image credits: The Telegraph, XH Sports, Sky Sports, Claire Cottingham

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Date Posted: Friday 1st July 2016

Author: George Crewe

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