The Weekend Sports Review

The Weekend Sports Review

We are well and truly caught in the height of summer right now, meaning two things; It is hot, and there is plenty of quality sport on display. Welcome to the Weekend review.

Tessuti Talks Transfers

Since our last update, Chelsea have secured the signings of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly from Manchester City and Napoli respectively. Todd Boehly and Co are almost certainly targeting quick success, typical of Chelsea. With rumours suggesting that the club are looking at signing Jules Kounde and Presnel Kimpembe to bolster the defence even more, Chelsea could seriously be considered a dark horse for the title next season.

Brentford may not have been able to convince Christian Eriksen to stay at the Brentford Community Stadium after Manchester United scooped up the former Spurs attacking midfielder on a free contract. Yet, The Bees have secured the services of Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha on a free contract, adding welcome depth and quality to a Brentford side looking to remain in the Premier League once again.

Rangers have agreed in principle a £4m deal for Liverpool’s Ben Davies who spent last year on loan at Sheffield United. This comes following the apparent interest in Calvin Bassey from Dutch giants Ajax.

Women’s Euros 2022

England confirmed their qualification to the knockout stages last Monday with a thumping victory over Norway whilst their 5-0 victory over Northern Ireland added that final touch of finesse to England’s group stage campaign.

England and Germany may both be thankful that the Germans managed to finish top of their group unbeaten, meaning that both sides avoid each other in the quarter finals. Germany will face Austria whilst England will have the unenviable task of trying to overcome a Spanish side without Alexia Putellas.

Sweden and the Netherlands each qualified on 7 points from Group C, with the Swedes placing first thanks to goal difference. This means that defending champions Netherlands will have to play an excellent France side whilst Sweden could still play one of Iceland, Belgium, or Italy. The Italians will be hoping to overcome a resolute Belgian side whilst it is considered unlikely that Iceland will get a result over France.

The Open

Australia’s Cameron Smith stunned the world with an exceptional victory at The 150th Open, taking place at St Andrews. Smith finished one stroke ahead of Cameron Young whilst Rory McIlroy finished third after battling with Viktor Hovland in the early stages.

For Cameron Smith, this is his first major. Smith, who carded a magnificent bogey-free eight-under-par 64, featured five successive birdies from the 10th, to win on -20.

Tiger Woods bowed out in tears following a standing ovation from the St Andrews crowd. For Woods, this could be the last time spectators get to see him playing at this historic ground. Tiger Woods has won two of his three Claret Jugs at St Andrews, meaning the audience were more than willing to show some love and support for arguably the greatest golfer of his generation.

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