This Week in Sport: 1st July − 7th July 2024

Carlos Alcaraz playing tennis

There are some huge sporting events coming up this week. The Wimbledon Championships begin on Monday, Tuesday sees the exciting Tour de France head into its fourth day, England Women play New Zealand Women on Wednesday. Argentina take on Ecudaor in the Copa America Quarterfinals on Thursday, and Friday will see Spain lock horns with Germany in the Quarterfinals of the Euros.

Going into the weekend, South Africa take on Ireland in International Rugby Union action on Saturday, and Formula 1 heads to Silverstone on Sunday.

Grand Slam (Tennis): Wimbledon 2024 Day 1

Monday 1st July 10:00AM GMT/11:00AM Local Time

All England Lawn Tennis Club, London

The third tennis Grand Slam of the year, the Wimbledon Championships, begins on Monday at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London. Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz, Emma Raducanu and Coco Gauff will all be appearing on Centre Court on the opening day. Jannik Sinner, the Australian Open champion will take on Yannick Hanfmann, Aryna Sabalenka plays Emina Bektas and Daniil Medvedev locks horns with Aleksandar Kovacevic on the No. 1 Court.

Tour de France: Tour de France Day 4

Tuesday 2nd July 11:05AM GMT/1:05PM Local Time


The Tour de France continues on Tuesday in Italy and France. Frenchman Romain Bardet won stage one and his countryman Kévin Vauquelin won stage two. After two stages, Tadej Pogačar currently holds the yellow jersey. Stage 4 is an exciting 139.6km mountain stage from Pinerolo in Italy to Valloire in France.

Cricket in England: England Women v New Zealand Women (3rd ODI)

Wednesday 3rd July 12:00PM GMT/01:00PM Local Time

Bristol County Ground, Bristol

Wednesday sees England Women take on New Zealand Women in the 3rd ODI of the three match series, at the Bristol County Ground. England Women have already wrapped up the series by winning the 2nd ODI on Sunday. New Zealand Women will be hoping to avoid a clean sweep. The two teams will soon face up in a five match T20 series.

Copa América: Argentina v Ecuador

Thursday 4th July 01:00AM (5th) GMT/8:00PM Local Time

NRG Stadium, Houston

Thursday will see the Quarterfinals of the Copa América begin as World Champions Argentina clash with Ecuador at the NRG Stadium in Houston. Argentina will want to continue their perfect record in this tournament but Ecuador will look for the upset in what should be an exciting game.

UEFA European Football Championship: Spain v Germany

Friday 5th July 4:00PM GMT/6:00PM Local Time

MHPArena, Stuttgart

The UEFA European Football Championship enters its business end on Friday as Spain take on Germany in the Quarterfinals at the MHPArena in Stuttgart. The energy is behind the hosts, who have their nation believing again and now have a golden opportunity to return to the semifinals of a major tournament. However Spain have looked like the best team in the tournament so far and will be a massive test.

International Test Match (Rugby Union): South Africa v Ireland

Saturday 6th July 3:00PM GMT/5:00PM Local Time

Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria

There is exciting Rugby Union action on Saturday as the two-test series between World Champions South Africa and Ireland kicks off at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. The Irish have deeply challenged South Africa over the past few years, with the Boks losing their last three tests against Ireland. South Africa will be desperate for the win at home. New Zealand will take on England at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday too, in another huge International match.

Formula 1: British Grand Prix

Sunday 7th July 2:00PM GMT/3:00PM Local Time

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester

Sunday sees Round 12 of the Formula 1 season head to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. In Round 11 in Austria, George Russell delivered Mercedes' first win since November 2022 after an opportunity rose after a collision between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris. There is a lot of excitement going straight into the next race this weekend.

Photo by:  Carlos Alcaraz Garfia

Written and information correct on 1st July 2024 at 6AM GMT

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