Club World Cup, BWF World Tour Finals, Arsenal vs Man City: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 10 December 2019 157
Club World Cup, BWF World Tour Finals, Arsenal vs Man City: What to watch this week
Set your alarm and get ready for these 10 must-watch live sporting events on Astro and Astro GO this week (coverage is subject to change)!
 

ACL Group Stage Draw

Schedule: Tuesday, December 10 @ 4:30pm
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
Don't miss finding out which group Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) will be drawn into in next season's AF Champions League. Despite crashing out in the group stage last season, the six-time Malaysian Super League champions had a relatively successful outing, including beating then defending champions Kashima Antlers for a Malaysian club's first win in the AFC premier club competition.
 

FIFA Club World Cup


Schedule: December 11 - 22
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH812 & CH832)
With Al Sadd as hosts, it is a gathering of continental champions in Qatar as Liverpool, Flamengo, Al Hilal, Esperance de Tunis, Monterrey and Hieghene Sport are all aiming to be crowned the best of the best.
 

BWF World Tour Finals


Schedule: December 11 - 25
Channels: Astro Supersport 4 (CH814 & CH834), Astro Supersport Plus (CH827)
The eight best badminton players/pairs in each of five categories head to Guangzhou, China, for the final tournament of the 2019 BWF World Tour season, with Kento Momota (men's singles), P. V. Sindhu (women's singles), Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan (men's doubles), Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara (women's doubles), and Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong (mixed doubles) all returning to defend their respective titles.
 

UCL: Red Bull Salzburg vs Liverpool


Schedule: Wednesday, December 11 @ 1:55am
Channel: beIN Sports Max (CH819)
Several big teams are in danger of failing to reach the UEFA Champions League knockout stage, including Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea and, perhaps surprisingly, title holders Liverpool. They are three points ahead of Erling Braut Haaland and Co., whom they beat 4-3 earlier, so a draw is enough for them to go through and knock out the home team at the same time.
 

2019 SEA Games Closing Ceremony


Schedule: Wednesday, December 11 @ 8:00pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
The 2019 SEA Games comes to a close at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium, with the Black Eyed Peas scheduled to be part of the closing ceremony performances, as the Philippines formally hands over the hosting duties to Vietnam, the hosts of the next edition.
 

NBA: Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Clippers


Schedule: Thursday, December 12 @ 8:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport 4 (CH814 & CH834)
With the Clippers visiting the Raptors this week, all eyes are on Kawhi Leonard, returning to the Scotiabank Arena for the first time since leaving the NBA champions. When both teams met at the STAPLES Center earlier in the season, he played a key role in downing his former team.
 

IHF World Women's Handball Championship 


Schedule: December 13 - 15
Channels: Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831), Astro Supersport 2 (CH812 & CH832)
A new women's handball champion will be crowned in Japan after France were knocked out in the preliminary round. Among the teams still in contention at the time of writing are four-time winners Russia, Asian champions South Korea, and Norway, who finished as runners-up in the previous edition.
 

Eredivisie: Feyenoord vs PSV Eindhoven


Schedule: Sunday, December 15 @ 9:30pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 4 (CH814 & CH834)
Despite both teams not coming close to challenging Ajax at the top so far this season, this fixture remains one of the biggest games in Dutch football.
 

EPL: Arsenal vs Manchester City


Schedule: Monday, December 16 @ 12:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
Both teams are in much need of a morale-boosting victory against each other after suffering disastrous starts to the current Premier League campaign. 14 points behind league leaders Liverpool after just 16 rounds, Manchester City's title is slipping away from them, while the Gunners are just several bad results away from dropping into the relegation zone.
 

UFC 245: Usman vs Covington


Schedule: Sunday, December 15 @ 11:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship are ending the year with a bang as they put three title fights in their flagship event. The titular fight sees a UFC Welterweight Championship bout between current champion Kamaru Usman and former interim title holder Colby Covington, while Max Holloway and Amanda Nunes are also slated to defend their respective UFC Featherweight Championship and UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship belts.

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