2018 sports events: Wilder vs. Fury, rugby autumn internationals, Test cricket, F1


So far this year sports fans have enjoyed the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea, the Fifa World Cup in Russia and an epic golfing battle between Europe and the US at the Ryder Cup in France.

With the winter months now upon us in the northern hemisphere the sporting action is ramping up, with domestic and Champions League football, rugby union’s autumn internationals and the England cricket tour of Sri Lanka.

In heavyweight boxing there’s the small matter of a world title fight to look forward to on 1 December. Britain’s Tyson Fury will go head-to-head with American WBC champion Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Here we look at the sporting calendar and events worth watching between October and December. All times are UK.


October 2018 sporting events

International Twenty20 cricket

  • Saturday 27 October: Sri Lanka vs. England IT20 at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (2.30pm, live on Sky Sports)

International rugby league

  • Saturday 27 October: England vs. New Zealand 1st Test

2018 Formula 1 grand prix schedule

2018 NFL London matches

WTA Finals

  • What: season-ending women’s tennis tournament
  • When: 21-28 October
  • Where: Singapore


November 2018 sporting events

Rugby union autumn internationals (all times UK) 

  • 3 November: Japan vs. New Zealand (5.45am); Wales vs. Scotland (2.45pm); England vs. South Africa (3pm); Ireland vs. Italy (10pm)
  • 10 November: Italy vs. Georgia (2pm); Scotland vs. Fiji (2.30pm); England vs. New Zealand (3pm); Wales vs. Australia (5.20pm); Ireland vs. Argentina (6.30pm); France vs. South Africa (7.45pm)
  • 17 November: Italy vs. Australia (2pm); Wales vs. Tonga (2.30pm); England vs. Japan (3pm); Scotland vs. South Africa (5.20pm); Ireland vs. New Zealand (7pm); France vs. Argentina (7.45pm)
  • 24 November: Italy vs. New Zealand (2pm); Scotland vs. Argentina (2.30pm); England vs. Australia (3pm); Wales vs. South Africa (5.20pm); Ireland vs. USA (6.30pm); France vs. Fiji (7.45pm)

ICC Women’s World Twenty20

  • 3-24 November: Women’s World T20, West Indies

International rugby league

  • 3 November: England vs. New Zealand 2nd Test
  • 11 November: England vs. New Zealand 3rd Test

Cricket: Sri Lanka vs. England Test series

  • 6-10 November: 1st Test, Galle
  • 14-18 November: 2nd Test, Kandy
  • 23-27 November: 3rd Test, Colombo

Uefa Champions League

  • 6/7 November: group stage, matchday four
  • 27/28 November: group stage, matchday five

Uefa Europa League

  • 8 November: group stage, matchday four
  • 29 November: group stage, matchday five

Fed Cup final

  • What: Czech Republic vs United States team tennis event
  • When: 10-11 November
  • Where: The o2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Website: fedcup.com

2018 Formula 1 grand prix schedule

  • 11 November: Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo

Tennis: ATP Finals

  • 12-18 November: The o2, London

DP World Tour Championship

  • What: final European Tour golf event of the season
  • When: 15-18 November
  • Where: Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE
  • TV channel: live on Sky Sports Golf

International football friendlies

  • 15 November: Republic of Ireland vs. Northern Ireland (7.45pm); England vs. USA (8pm)
  • 20 November: Albania vs. Wales (7.45pm)

Uefa Nations League

  • 16 November: Group B4 Wales vs. Denmark (7.45pm)
  • 17 November: Group C1 Albania vs. Scotland (7.45pm)
  • 18 November: Group A4 England vs. Croatia (2pm)
  • 18 November: Group B3 Northern Ireland vs. Austria (5pm)
  • 19 November: Group B4 Denmark vs. Republic of Ireland (7.45pm)
  • 20 November: Group C1 Scotland vs. Israel (7.45pm)

2018 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

  • What: the final Formula 1 race of the 2018 season
  • When: 25 November
  • Where: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • TV channel: live on Sky Sports F1


December 2018 sporting events

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury

  • What: WBC heavyweight title fight
  • When: 1 December
  • Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • TV channel: live on BT Sport Box Office

Euro 2020 qualifying draw

  • 2 December: Dublin, Ireland

Fifa Club World Cup UAE 2018

  • What: seven-team tournament organised by Fifa
  • When: 12-22 December
  • Where: Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates
  • Official website: fifa.com

Uefa Champions League

  • 11/12 December: group stage, matchday six
  • 17 December: round of 16 draw

Uefa Europa League

  • 13 December: group stage, matchday six
  • 17 December: round of 32 draw



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