Weekend Preview

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This weekends action includes women’s first match at the new wembley, the biggest clash in the Premier League and Rugby’s must win match.

 

Football
The biggest game this weekend is a battle between two clubs who both need to get back to winning ways. On Saturday Manchester United play away against 6th place Arsenal who have both been affected by the international break. Daley Blind will be sorely missed against a top heavy side like The Gunners, who have Olivier Giroud available for selection after a broken leg.

Arsenal-Supporters

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has apologised for controversial comments made in a an interview with the Guardian. Whelan was defending the appointment of new manager, Malky Mackay, and reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks along with offensive comments about Chinese people. Whelan stressed he was misquoted and has apologised for any upset caused. The FA have since confirmed they are investigating the comments made by Whelan.

 
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Rugby

England face Samoa in a crucial match at Twickenham tomorrow. After facing backlash from fans due to their recent run of form, England fo into the clash needing a win to restore some faith. The Three Lions have recorded five defeats in five test matches, as they look ahead to the world cup in 2015 on home turf.

 
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F1

The formula One championship will be decided this weekend in Abu Dhabi between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton goes into the race with a 17-point lead, only needed a second place to secure his second world championship. Lewis led both final practices this morning. The race starts at 1pm on Sunday.

 
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Women’s Football

On Sunday, England’s women will be playing their first game at the new Wembley against Germany to a record breaking capacity. Due to the tube being partly closed during the weekend, ticket sales had to be capped at 55,000, with sales outselling recent men’s matches.

Jacqui Oatley, the BBC’s first female football commentator told the Guardian: “This match is the moment that people sit up and notice that the demand is there; now it’s about taking that momentum and running with it.”

 

Picture Credits: James boyes, Mark Meredith, Smo1997, Wonker, Kipp Jones

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