Australia vs Pakistan: Team News and Game Links

Teams:

Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson

Aaron Finch, Australia captain: Would’ve bowled first too. A tinge of green and some moisture in the wicket. In a world cup, winning so many against Pakistan doesn’t really matter much. We have to wait and see what the wicket plays like. I expect some swing and seam-movement. It depends on the game.

India bowled really well to us as did Afghanistan. Marcus Stoinis is out with a side-strain, Shaun Marsh comes in for him, and Kane Richardson comes in for Adam Zampa.

Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: We are going to bowl first today. There’s a bit of grass and moisture on the pitch, so we need to take advantage of that. Unfortunately we couldn’t play the last game, but we practised hard in the last few days so the momentum is very high for us.

Shadab Khan will sit out today and Shaheen Afridi comes back in for us. One of our Test umpires (Riazuddin) has passed away, and in honour of him, we’re all going to wear black bands today.

Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to field

WWE Smackdown: Reviews and Links

This is the result and review of WWE Smackdown:

Here are the official results of the night:

OFFICIAL RESULTS

– The Miz defeated Elias @ 2:30 via pin [NR]

– Drew McIntyre defeated The Miz @ 5:40 via pin [**]

– Shane McMahon defeated The Miz @ 0:40 via submission [NR]

– Heavy Machinery defeated Jimmy & Johnny Boots & Tights @ 1:00 via pin [NR]

– Sonya Deville defeated Carmella @ 3:55 via pin [*½]

– Non-Title Match: Champion Bayley defeated Nikki Cross @ 5:35 via pin [**]

– New Day defeated Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, & Sami Zayn @ 15:25 via pin [**¾]

Belgium vs Scotland: Official Starting Eleven and Game Links

BELGIUM TEAM NEWS

Team to face Scotland: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Meunier, Witsel, Tielemans, T Hazard, De Bruyne, Lukaku, E Hazard.

Subs: Mignolet, Sles, Dendocker, Vermaelen, Carrasco, Praet, Castagne, Januzaj, Mertens, origi, Benteke, Batshuayi

23:07
SCOTLAND TEAM NEWS

Team to face Belgium: Marshall, O’Donnell, Mulgrew, McKenna, McLean, McGregor, McTominay, Russell, Armstrong, Burke, Taylor.

Subs: Bain, McLaughlin, Forrest, McGinn, Brophy, Fraser, Palmer, Souttar, Findlay, McNulty, Shinnie.

CLARKE: WE NEED TO HAVE BELIEF

Scotland boss Steve Clarke is confident his side can cause an upset in Brussels on Tuesday.

“It is a different challenge,” he said. “We will need different attributes over there. But more than anything we will need the personality and desire the players showed (against Cyprus) to get a result. If we can go over there and play to our maximum I am sure we can get something from the game.”

NO ROBERTSON FOR SCOTLAND

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson will miss Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Belgium after suffering a suspected hamstring injury.

Kilmarnock’s Greg Taylor has taken Robertson’s place in manager Steve Clarke’s starting XI to make his Scotland debut in Brussels.

Hungary vs Wales: Official Starting Eleven and Game Links

WALES TEAM NEWS

Team to play Hungary: Hennessey, Gunter, A Williams, J Lawrence, B Davies, Allen, Ampadu, T Lawrence, Brooks, James, Bale

Subs: Ward, A Davies, Taylor, Mepham, Smith, Vokes, Wilson, Woodburn, C Roberts, Matondo, Lockyer, Vaulks

HUNGARY TEAM NEWS

Team to play Wales: Gulácsi, Barath, Korhut, Orban, Lovrencsics, Nagy, Patkai, Szoboszlai, Dzsudzsák, Holender, Szalai

Subs: Dibusz, Kovacsik, Ferenczi, Paulo Vinicius, Nemeth, Kalmar, Kleinheisler, R Varga, D Nagy, Holman, Kovacs, Bese

23:04
BROOKS, WILLIAMS RETURN

Ryan Giggs has switched it up from the defeat in Croatia. Goalscorer David Brooks is one of five changes. Chris Gunter, Ashley Williams, Tom Lawrence and Ethan Ampadu also all come in.

JAMES FOCUS….

Daniel James has agreed a deal in principle to join Manchester United after passing a medical, we’re expecting the deal to be completed within the next 48 hours.

WWE RAW: Results and event link

This is the result and review of WWE RAW

Here are the official results of the night:

OFFICIAL RESULTS

– Handicap Elimination Match: Lars Sullivan defeated Lucha House Party @ 3:00 via pin [NR]

– Ricochet, Miz, & Braun defeated Lashley, Joe, & Cesaro @ 12:30 via pin [***¼]

– Lacey Evans & Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley & Becky Lynch @ 8:30 via pin [**¼]

– Non-Title Match: Champions The IIconics defeated Jenny & Jill Boots & Tights @ 1:15 via pin [NR]

– Raw Tag Team Title Match: The Revival defeated Champions Ryder & Hawkins & The Usos @ 8:30 via pin [**¾]

– Non-Title Match: Kevin Owens defeated Champion Seth Rollins @ 12:15 via DQ [*]

Spain vs Sweden: Preview and Game Links (At the scheduled time)

Team News

Kepa Arrizabalaga was preferred to David de Gea for the game with the Faroe Islands, but the Manchester United stopper may be recalled for Monday’s match.

Enrique is also expected to make several outfield changes, the most likely being a return for Jordi Alba at left-back and Sergio Busquets in central midfield.

Marco Asensio should also feature for Spain, meaning that Santi Cazorla will drop down to the bench having completed the 90 minutes on Friday.

Andersson is unlikely to make major changes to his Sweden starting lineup, although Sebastian Larsson could be brought in to bolster the midfield.

Marcus Berg may get the nod over Quaison, despite the latter’s recent displays in the final third.

Spain possible starting lineup:
Arrizabalaga; Carvajal, Ramos, Hermoso, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Isco; Aspas, Morata, Asensio

Sweden possible starting lineup:
Olsen; Lustig, Jansson, Helander, Augustinsson; Claesson, Olsson, Ekdal, Larsson, Forsberg; Berg

Head To Head
Monday’s match will represent the 13th encounter between the two nations, with Spain registering five wins in comparison to three victories for Sweden.

However, it has been 11 years – almost to the day – since these sides faced each other and on that occasion, Spain recorded a narrow 2-1 triumph at Euro 2008.

Sweden have not defeated Spain on their travels since a 3-1 success in an international friendly back in 1988.

F1: Canadian GP Preview

Mercedes have enjoyed a record-breaking start to the Formula 1 2019 season, but could the Canadian GP be the race that plays into Ferrari’s hands?

Ferrari have yet to win this season but Mercedes believe the high-speed Circuit de Villeneuve favours their rivals, with its straights expected to suit the Scuderia’s dominant engine.

Sebastian Vettel secured pole and victory here last year, and has not completed that double since. Can he break a win drought that has lasted since August, or might Lewis Hamilton, a six-time winner in Montreal, triumph?

Valtteri Bottas, now 17 points behind Hamilton in the standings, also knows how important this race is.

Add an improving Red Bull to the mix and the Canadian GP, which has served up many crackers, is a must-watch this weekend, with F1 heading to North America and evening UK start times for the first time this year.

And don’t forget, 2009 world champion and 2011 Canada winner Jenson Button will be part of Sky F1 team’s team of experts.

Who’s topping the championships?

Hamilton is starting to pull away from Bottas after back-to-back victories, while Mercedes have built a huge lead in the constructors’ standings.

Portugal vs Netherlands: Preview and Team News

What is it?
The Nations League final, in Porto, between hosts Portugal and Holland.

Portugal progressed to the final thanks to a 3-1 victory over Switzerland, courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.

And Holland advanced to face Portugal following a 3-1 win over England.

The overall winner DOES NOT receive automatic qualification for Euro 2020, but does get prize money of around £9.3 million.

When is it?
Sunday June 9, 2019.

What time is kick-off?
7.45pm (BST).

What TV channel is it on?
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, both from 7pm.

What is the format?
If the scores are level at the end of normal time then there is extra time, when teams are permitted a fourth substitution. If the scores are still level after the additional 30 minutes, it goes to a penalty shoot-out. Goal-line technology and VAR will be utilised throughout.

What does the winner get?
Before we get into money, there’s the not-so-small matter of a 71cm-tall sterling silver trophy (see below).

The prize money on offer is as follows:

€10.5m (£9.3m) Winners

€9m (£8m) Runners-up

€8m (£7.1m) Third place

€7m (£6.2m) Fourth place

Switzerland vs England: Preview and Team News

ENGLAND thought they were heading for the Nations League final after Jesse Lingard put the ball in the back of the net against Holland.

But, instead, they face Switzerland in the third place match following his goal being chalked off by VAR and the proceeding capitulation in extra time in the semi-final.

What time does Switzerland vs England kick off?
This Nations League third place clash will take place on Sunday, June 9.

It will be an early start, with a 2pm kick-off in both England and Portugal.

The match will be played at Guimaraes’ Estadio D. Afonso Henriques, where England lost to Holland.

What is the team news?
SWITZERLAND SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Yvon Mvogo, Jonas Omlin, Yann Sommer

Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Loris Benito, Nico Elvedi, Michael Lang, Kevin Mbabu, Francois Moubandje, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schar

Midfielders: Edimilson Fernandes, Remo Freuler, Xherdan Shaqiri, Djibril Sow, Renato Steffen, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Steven Zuber

Forwards: Albian Ajeti, Josip Drmic, Breel Embolo, Haris Seferovic

ENGLAND SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Tom Heaton, Jordan Pickford

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Dele Alli, Fabian Delph, Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Declan Rice

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson

Greece vs Italy: Team News and Preview

The most notable inclusion in the Italy squad is Torino forward Andrea Belotti, who netted 15 times this season, although Serie A top scorer Fabio Quagliarella is likely to start up front.

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is out injured so there is a call up for Atalanta stopper Pierluigi Gollini.

Greece lost 2-1 in a friendly against Turkey last weekend, but were without first choice centre-back pairing Kostas Manolas and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who will both return this Saturday.

Preview

The natural angle for this game is to oppose goals, with these two sides both being relatively strong in defence while lacking a cutting edge up front.

Under 2.5 goals has paid out in eight of Italy’s last nine matches in all competitions while proving the correct selection in 10 of the last 13 matches Greece have contested.

It is understandable therefore to see a repeat offered at 23/50 (1.46) and Saturday’s game seems almost certain to be a tight affair.

Italy have kept four consecutive clean sheets, while Greece have failed to score in three of their last five home matches and perhaps there should be some interest in opposing the hosts to get on the scoresheet.

Tips and predictions
Angelos Anastasiadis’ are priced at 27/25 (2.08) to score under 0.5 goals and finding the back of the net has long since been a problem for Greece.

Against an Italian side yet to concede in qualifying, the Hellenic nation could struggle once more in the final third. Backing Italy to win to nil could also be an option at 37/20 (2.85).