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This week's sport: Qatar action heats up while England Test revolution continues

The second full week of World Cup action is the highlight on another busy seven days of sport between Monday 28th November and Sunday 4th December.

With the draw for the second round as of writing incomplete, it would be unfair to speculate over the weekend’s action in Qatar.

However, there is cricket, horse racing and boxing elsewhere to look forward to and as ever, there will be plenty of action available to follow on our Sports Live Streaming and Live Golf Tracker.

Monday 28th November

World Cup: Group G rivals meet in Doha

What: Brazil v Switzerland, World Cup Group G 
Where: Stadium 974, Doha 
When: 16:00, Monday 28th November 
How to watch: ITV 
Odds: Brazil 1/2, Draw 10/3, Switzerland 11/2

Depending on the result of the early game, both Brazil and Switzerland may know a win for either when they meet at Stadium 974 at 16:00 could see them into the last 16 of the World Cup.

They beat Group G rivals Serbia and Cameroon 2-0 and 1-0, respectively, last Thursday and those two teams clash at 10:00 in Al Wakrah, with the Eagles 8/11 in the Full Time Result market to get the victory they need.

Elsewhere and Portugal know a victory over Uruguay at 19:00 will see them qualify but La Celeste drive a hard bargain and Under 2.5 Goals is 4/6.

The result between South Korea and Ghana at 13:00 may have a say on how the teams approach the game and the Black Stars are 7/2 to score Exact Goals - 2 Goals after doing so against Portugal on Thursday.

Snooker: Stars head to Scotland

The Scottish Open starts on Monday and is back in Scotland after two years away, with Edinburgh hosting the event for the first time since 2003.

Defending champion Luca Brecel is 40/1 To Win Outright and faces a star-studded field, with 5/1 Ronnie O'Sullivan leading the market, while John Higgins is 20/1 having lost three finals since taking the second of his two titles in 1996.

Tuesday 29th November

World Cup: All to play for in Al Rayyan

What: England v Wales 
Where: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan 
When: 19:00, Tuesday 29th November 
How to watch: BBC One 
Odds: Wales 7/1, Draw 7/2, England 4/9

England were excellent against Iran (6-2) but struggled against USA (0-0). However, their World Cup future remains in their hands and they are just 4/9 Full Time Result to grab a second win of the campaign against Wales on Tuesday.

However, the Dragons will be desperate to throw a spanner in the works and prolong their own hopes after Friday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to Iran.

They went ahead against the Three Lions at Euro 2016, only to eventually lose 2-1 via a stoppage-time strike from Daniel Sturridge.

Elsewhere and also at 19:00, USA face Iran. A win for either would take them through to the last 16, while in Group A, a win for the Netherlands over Qatar at just 2/11 Full Time Result will see them qualify.

Meanwhile, a draw at 11/5 Full Time Result for Ecuador against Senegal will see the South Americans through, although the Lions of Teranga were good value for Friday’s 3-1 win against the hosts.

Wednesday 30th November

World Cup: Can Argentina complete the job?

What: Poland v Argentina 
Where: Stadium 974 
When: 19:00, Wednesday 30th November 
How to watch: BBC One 
Odds: Poland 6/1, Draw 10/3, Argentina 9/20

Argentina’s shock opening loss to Saudi Arabia left them vulnerable in Group C but they got their campaign back on track with Saturday’s win over Mexico.

However, it is Poland who top the pool after drawing against Mexico, Robert Lewandowski seeing a penalty saved in the process, and then beating the Saudis on Saturday.

The pair meet on Wednesday and a win for either would guarantee progress and Messi is 20/21 and Lewandowski 10/3 in the Anytime Goalscorer market.

The Mexicans and the Saudis can also qualify and play at 19:00, with both still having hopes of progressing.

Meanwhile, France have qualification from Group D wrapped up after Saturday’s win over Denmark and should beat Tunisia, even if they make wholesale changes.

The real game is between Australia and Denmark. The Socceroos are second in the pool after beating Tunisia but the Danes are the 1/2 favourites in the Full Time Result market.

These two are familiar foes having drawn 1-1 four years ago in Russia, a Correct Score that is 15/2 to be repeated.

Thursday 1st December

Cricket: England’s Test stars return to Pakistan

What: Pakistan vs England - 1st Test 
Where: Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi 
When: 04:30, Thursday 1st December 
How to watch: Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event 
Odds: Pakistan 13/10, England 15/8, Tie 5/2

History will be made on Thursday as England play a Test in Pakistan for the first time since 2005.

The pair meet in Rawalpindi in the first game of their three-match series, with further Tests planned in Multan and Karachi.

Captain Ben Stokes will be back to lead England after sitting out the ODI whitewash in Australia following his retirement from the 50-over format in July and is 9/1 to be England’s Top 1st Innings Batter.

Golf: Global action to follow

Thursdays are, almost, always golf day and the PGA Tour's Hero World Challenge is one of the most star-studded events of the year, with a select field joining tournament host Tiger Woods in the Bahamas.

World number one Scottie Scheffler, 8/1 To Win Outright, is among them, while Viktor Hovland defends the crown he won by a stroke from the aforementioned Masters champion in 2021.

Meanwhile, the DP World Tour remains in the Rainbow Nation for the South African Open, while the Australian Open, formerly one of the most prestigious events on the calendar with previous winners including Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer also takes place.

As ever, you will be able to follow all the action on bet365's Live Golf Tracker.

World Cup: All to play for

Costa Rica’s win over Japan has thrown Group E wide open, with Los Ticos set to face Die Mannschaft at 19:00 in a game that could see either qualify.

Meanwhile, Group F was brought to life by Morocco’s 2-0 win over Belgium and they now take on Canada, while the Red Devils eye redemption against Croatia.

Friday 2nd December

World Cup: Group stages come to a climax

What: Cameroon v Brazil, World Cup Group G 
Where: Lusail Iconic Stadium 
When: 19:00, Friday 2nd December 
How to watch: ITV 
Odds: Cameroon 14/1, Draw 5/1, Brazil 1/5

The final batch of World Cup group games take place on Friday. In Group G, Cameroon take on Brazil, while also at 19:00, Serbia meet Switzerland.

Earlier in the day, South Korea and Portugal clash in Group H at 15:00, with Ghana and Uruguay set for battle at the same time.

League One: Fab five on offer

There are five League One games to look forward to on Friday, all of which kick off at 19:45.

The top two are in action, with leaders Plymouth hosting Port Vale, while Ipswich are at home to Fleetwood.

There are also three League Two games to get excited about, with Stevenage among those in action and 10/11 in the Full Time Result markets, as they look to close the gap on leaders Leyton Orient at home to Barrow.

Saturday 3rd December

Boxing: Fury time

What: Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte 
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 
When: 22:00, Saturday 3rd December 
How to watch: Sky Sports Box Office 
Odds: Fury 1/20, Chisora 9/1

Will he ever take on Anthony Joshua? Will he ever fight Oleksandr Usyk? Will this be his last ever professional bout?

No-one ever quite knows what to expect from Tyson Fury but 1/20 To Win Fight suggests he will have too much for 9/1 Dereck Chisora on Saturday.

The bout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a 'trilogy' fight but they last met in 2014 and Fury has spent the intervening years all but dominating the heavyweight division.

Horse Racing: Quality field to give you a Christmas Tingle

One of the pre-Christmas highlights on the racing calendar, the Tingle Creek, takes place at Sandown on Saturday, with Greaneteen, who won last season's bet365 Celebration Chase at the same course, 7/4 to score after his recent reappearance success at Exeter.

His main competition could come from 5/4 Shishkin, whose connections will be hoping for something special from. The eight-year-old was pulled up in March's Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham, while big things are also expected from Alan King's 7/2 Edwardstone.

Boxing: Another old rivalry reignited

What: Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez 
Where: Desert Diamond Arena Arena, Glendale, Arizona 
When: 04:00, Sunday 4th December 
How to watch: DAZN 
Odds: Estrada 13/8, Gonzalez 4/9

Juan Francisco Estrada puts his The Ring super flyweight title on the line in the early hours of Sunday when he takes on Roman Gonzalez in Arizona.

The pair have fought twice already during their careers.

Gonzalez won their first meeting by unanimous decision in 2012, before Gonzalez got his own back last March by a split call.

With little to divide the pair, the bout could go all the way again with 4/9 available for Fight to Go the Distance.

League One: Promotion push continues

It is not all about international football, with League One promotion hopefuls Wycombe and Portsmouth also in action at Adams Park on Sunday.

The Chairboys have struggled for consistency after missing out in last season’s playoffs, currency sitting 12th and most recently seen losing 1-0 at Cheltenham.

Pompey, meanwhile, are unbeaten in nine games in all competitions and got the better of MK Dons in the FA Cup on Saturday.

They also won 1-0 at Adams Park last season and are 8/1 to repeat that Correct Score.

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