Sport Highlights of the Weekend

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By Karan Gadhia

There is lots going on in the world of sport this weekend including Euro 2016, Wimbledon and the Tour De France. Luckily for you we have everything you need to know about these events and more all in one place.

Germany v Italy

Germany and Italy have both been very impressive during the Euros so far and the winner of this quarter-final match could go on to win the tournament.

Italy have dominated Spain in their Round of 16 match and are yet to concede with their first choice centre-back trio on the pitch.

However, Germany have also breezed through this tournament having been undefeated during the group stage and winning 3-0 against Slovakia in the Round of 16.

Overall, it will be a very interesting encounter but I think Germany will have the edge due to their superior individual talents.

Roger Federer v Dan Evans

Great Britain’s Dan Evans will play Roger Federer in the third round of Wimbledon

This is the second time that Evans is through to the third round of a Grand Slam and the first year he had ever won a match at Wimbledon.

Federer has been in impressive form winning his opening two matches in straight sets with tougher tests yet to come such as a potential semi-final meeting with Novak Djokovic.

Austrian Grand Prix

It has been a disastrous season for Lewis Hamilton who has been suffering from technical faults in his car that has allowed Nico Rosberg to take a commanding lead of 24 points.

Despite him admitting that the title may be out of his grasp, it would be foolish to presume that he has given up on the season and he will look to push for the title all the way.

This will also be the first race since Daniel Ricciardo signed a new contract at Red Bull after rumours that he could be leaving to join Ferrari.

Kimi Raikkonen will be looking to impress his Ferrari bosses to avoid being replaced at the end of the year when his contract runs out.

Tour De France

The biggest cycling event of the year gets underway this weekend with the first stages set in Switzerland.

The event will run until the 24th of July with 9 flat stages, 9 mountain stages, 2 time trial stages and one hilly stage.

Chris Froome is the favourite to win the yellow jersey but Alberto Contador has been part of a fierce rivalry with Froome over the years and could push the Team Sky rider all the way.

England v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s tour of England is drawing to a close with the 5th One Day International match and a Twenty20 fixture later next week.

England have already secured the series after winning two of the ODIs, drawing one and the other being abandoned due to the weather.

Jason Roy could be pivotal for England’s chances as he has been in scintillating form with two centuries in just three days.

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