This Week in Sport: 25th July − 31st July 2022

The England Lionesses Celebrate The final week of July is full of exciting sporting action for fans across the world to enjoy. On Monday, the Tour de France Femmes continues as riders take on a 136.4km flat stage. The following day, England go head-to-head with Sweden with both teams hoping to secure a spot in the Final of the Women’s Euros. Wednesday marks the start of a three match T20 series between England and South Africa. 

Later in the week, on Thursday, the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony takes place at the Alexander Stadium, with the ceremony marking the start of 12 days of action. The next day, some of the world’s best golfers will head to New Jersey to compete in the third event of the new and controversial LIV series.

There is no shortage of sport taking place at the weekend either. Saturday will see the women’s Bantamweight Championship rematch between current champion Julianna Peña and former champion Amanda Nunes headline UFC 277. Finally, on Sunday, the winner of the UEFA Women’s Euros will be crowned at Wembley.

 

Tour de France Femmes: Stage 2

Monday 25th July 10:50AM GMT/12:50PM Local Time

Meaux, France

Stage 2 of the Tour de France Femmes will see the 142 riders tackle a 136.4km flat stage between Meaux and Provins. Dutch rider Lorena Wiebes will be hoping to stay at the front after winning the first stage by just 4 seconds.

Official Site: Tour de France Femmes

Merchandise: Fanatics

Stage Briefing: Tour de France Femmes

 

UEFA European Women's Championship: England v Sweden

Tuesday 26th July 7PM GMT/8PM Local Time

Bramall Lane, Sheffield

After a drama filled Quarter-final against Spain last week, England will go up against Sweden in the Semifinals of the Women’s Euros. Sweden are a strong team having already won the competition once before, however, the Lionesses will be hoping that the home crowd can carry them to victory and the Final.

Match Preview: UEFA

Statistics: Sky Sports

News: UEFA

 

Cricket: England v South Africa

Wednesday 27th July 5:30PM GMT/6:30PM Local Time

Bristol County Ground, Bristol

After bad weather made it a disappointing end to an enthralling ODI series between England and South Africa, Wednesday will see the pair go head-to-head once again this time in the first of three T20 matches. Who will take first blood?

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo

News: ESPN Cricinfo

Match Centre: ECB

 

Commonwealth Games: Opening Ceremony

Thursday 28th July 6PM GMT/7PM Local Time

Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

Thursday marks the start of the Commonwealth Games, with the Opening Ceremony taking place at the renovated Alexander Stadium. The Commonwealth Games will see over 5,000 athletes take part in 280 different events. Who will come out on top of the medal table?

Official Site: Commonwealth Games

News: Commonwealth Games

Videos: YouTube 

 

LIV Golf Invitational Series: Bedminster

Friday 29th July 4:15PM GMT/12:15PM Local Time

Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, Bedminster

The LIV series continues to divide opinion within and outside of the golfing community, however, the quality of the field makes the series hard to ignore. The third event of the season will see players head to New Jersey to battle it out for the $4m prize purse.

Official Site: LIV Golf

Videos: YouTube

News: The Guardian

 

UFC: 277

Saturday 30th July 2AM (31st) GMT/9PM Local Time

American Airlines Center, Dallas

The headline fight of UFC 277 will see a Women’s Bantamweight Championship rematch between current champion Julianna Peña and former champion Amanda Nunes. Peña caused an upset beating Nunes by submission in the second round of UFC 269, and the former champion will be desperate for revenge.

Official Site: UFC

UFC 277 Countdown: YouTube

Merchandise: UFC

 

UEFA European Women's Championship: Final

Sunday 31st July 4PM GMT/5PM Local Time

Wembley, London

Sunday will see the champion of the UEFA Women’s Euros crowned, with the highly anticipated match taking place at Wembley in front of a sellout crowd. While it is impossible to predict who will take to the field on Sunday, this is not a spectacle to miss. Who will lift the trophy?

Statistics: UEFA

Videos: YouTube

News: BBC

 

Photo by: The Lionesses

Written and information correct on 24th July 2022 at 10pm GMT

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