Sports fans across the world are in for a treat. Saturday, June 9th hosts 4 huge sporting events including, two international soccer matches, the Belmont Stakes, the women’s final of the French Open, and the Manny Pacquiao boxing match. Rarely does it occur that so many high profile events occur on the same day, so be sure to appreciate it and take it all in.
Soccer, Netherlands vs Denmark 11:45 a.m ET (9:15 p.m. IST), and Germany vs Portugal 2:30 p.m. ET (June 10th, 12:30 a.m. IST)
Both matches promise to be exciting classic European soccer, the action on the field will only be rivaled by the commotion from the rowdy fans. It should be a close match between Netherlands and Denmark with a victor very difficult to call. Germany is the supposed favorite in their match-up, but there is good reason to believe that Portugal can pull off a win.
Belmont Stakes, 4:30 p.m. ET (June 10th, 1:30 a.m. IST)
The excitement surrounding this year’s Belmont Stake was the Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another. Sadly, the beautiful horse that was part of a come from behind story was scratched from the race due to a career ending injury. Still, the Belmont promises to be a thrilling event. However, there are reports that thunderstorms may interfere with the race.
Woman’s Final, French Open 9 a.m. ET (6:30 p.m. IST)
Maria Sharapova is taking on Sara Errani, trying to accomplish a Grand Slam. Sharapova reached the #1 slot in the WTA rankings with her win in this tournament’s semifinal. She hasn’t achieved this ranking in four years. It will surely be an exciting match.
Manny Pacuiao vs. Timothy Bradley, welterweight title bout, 9 p.m. (June 10th, 6:30 a.m. IST)
Bradley is currently undefeated and promises to be a formidable opponent for Pacquiao . Many had hoped for a Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight, which may depend on this fight with Bradley. Many doubt that such a fight will even happen, but if Pacquiao loses this match, a Mayweather match-up is likely never to happen. This alone makes the fight very exciting. Bradleyand Pacquiao’s fighting styles are expected to clash, watch out for the ‘accidental’ headbutts. Pacquiao is a favorite, but stands to be a risky bout for him. He is known to challenge himself and not take the easy fights, this match up included.