The World Cup in Qatar takes a breather ahead of the quarter-finals and that means it's a more relaxed Wednesday this week, with domestic football and racing coming to the fore.
There's National League and FA Cup action to enjoy for anyone desperately missing the World Cup, while a competitive stayers' race headlines the evening card at Kempton Park.
What: Kidderminster Harries v Chester, National League North
Where: Aggborough Stadium, Kidderminster
When: 19.30, Wednesday 7th December, 2022
How to watch: BT Sport
Wednesday night is a ground-breaking moment for the National League North as the BT Sport cameras descend on Aggborough to see Kidderminster Harriers and Chester in the first televised National League North regular season tie.
Visiting Chester, for the win, are nine points clear of their hosts and within hailing distance of top spot. They are unbeaten in six in the league and have grabbed nine points from nine in recent weeks.
Harriers, by contrast, have been struggling and go into this televised clash with just one win in their last six league starts.
Both teams will be eager to put their best foot forward under the lights and in front of a televised audience, and it should make for a crackling atmosphere at Aggborough Stadium.
What: Stockport County v Charlton Athletic, FA Cup replay
Where: Edgeley Park, Stockport
When: 19.45, Wednesday 7th December, 2022
Stockport substitute Myles Hippolyte headed an equaliser in the seventh minute of stoppage time to set up this FA Cup replay as Charlton came a cropper late on in a 2-2 draw at The Valley.
Stockport boss Dave Challinor felt scoring early as 'the underdog' in that initial clash might have done his side few favours as his side became cautious afterwards.
They arrive into the replay off the back of hammering Challinor's old club Hartlepool 5-0 last time out, and are 11/10 to book a spot in round three with a home tie against Walsall the prize.
What: London Stayers' Series (Final) Handicap
Where: Kempton Park, Sunbury-on-Thames
When: 20.00, Wednesday 7th December, 2022
How to watch: Racing TV and bet365 live Sports Streaming Service
All-weather racing on Wednesday evening comes from Kempton Park with an eight-race offering up and running at 4.55 and stretching through until 8.30.
The highlight is the London Stayers' Series Final over two miles at 8.00pm, a Class 2 event with over £41k up for grabs for the winner.
Alan King enjoyed a Grade 1 winner with Edwardstone in the Tingle Creek on Saturday over jumps and the Barbury Castle handler has recent course and distance winner Rainbow Dreamer in the mix here under Rossa Ryan.
Jamie Osborne's Duty Of Care was very impressive when dispatching three of tonight's rivals - Motazzen, Sashenka and Pons Aelius - over track and trip seven days ago and connections will be confident he can shoulder a 5lb penalty with few worries now as he's unexposed at this trip.
Earlier racing comes from Hexham and Leicester over jumps - though the latter venue must pass a morning inspection - as well as further all-weather meetings at Lingfield and Dundalk in the afternoon.