sport news Super Sunday features England-Italy, Argentina-Brazil, Wimbledon and UFC ...

sport news Super Sunday features England-Italy, Argentina-Brazil, Wimbledon and UFC ...
sport news Super Sunday features England-Italy, Argentina-Brazil, Wimbledon and UFC ...

Hundreds of millions of sports fans from around the globe will be glued to their TVs for a Super Sunday of sport this weekend, which is one of the best the world has ever seen.

Four blue riband events span 22 hours, across three sports and three time zones, and while watching every minute will take some dedication and planning, the opportunity is possibly unprecedented.

First up for British viewers will be the final of the Copa America, a huge tie between the holders Brazil and Argentina at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, which kicks off at 1am.

The match is intriguing on every level.

Emiliano Martinez was Argentina's hero in their Copa America semi-final win over Colombia

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Emiliano Martinez was Argentina's hero in their Copa America semi-final win over Colombia 

Argentina won the last of their 14 Copa America titles in 1993, and face the defending champions Brazil, who have won it nine times, themselves.

The showpiece will also pit Barcelona's Lionel Messi against his former team mate, Paris Saint Germain's Neymar. It will be a battle for bragging rights, but also the individuals' legacies.

For Argentina, it's a chance to put an end to a trophy drought and for Messi to finally add the major international trophy - excluding his Olympic gold medal - that has eluded him and that his talent deserves.

Messi, 34, in particular, has been superb in a mediocre tournament, with four goals and five assists in the competition, contributing to nine of Argentina's 11 goal haul.

Lionel Messi will be seeking his first major international trophy in the Copa Americana final

Lionel Messi will be seeking his first major international trophy in the Copa Americana final

The 90-minute tie ended 1-1 with Lautaro Martinez giving Argentina the lead on seven minutes

The 90-minute tie ended 1-1 with Lautaro Martinez giving Argentina the lead on seven minutes

WATCH THE COPA AMERICA FINAL

The Copa America 2021 final will be played on Saturday July 10, 2021 at 9pm local time in Brazil, but due to the time difference, it will take place on Sunday July 11 at 1am in the UK.

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BBC has the broadcast rights for the Copa America in the UK and it will be available to watch live on the BBC Red Button service. It will be available to stream live online through the BBC iPlayer. 

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But Brazil remain the favourites and they will be out to complete a Copa América repeat, while closing the gap on Argentina and Uruguay, who have 15 titles.

Assuming the superclasico goes all the way to extra time and penalties, committed viewers should have an hour and a half to freshen up and refuel before watching , Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier go to war in Las Vegas.

'The Notorious' was too slick for his opponent when the pair first met in 2014, claiming a stunning first-round knockout victory at UFC 178.

However, the tables were turned in their January rematch at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi, with Poirier displaying a kickboxing masterclass to claim a second-round TKO victory and dash McGregor's already unlikely hopes of a rematch with the retired Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The pair are due to get down to it in their trilogy bout at UFC 264 at 5am.

WATCH MCGREGOR-POIRIER

In the UK, fans will be able to watch the fight on BT Sport Box Office at a price of £19.95.

The preliminaries will be shown on BT Sport 2, available for subscribers to watch on the BT Sport website and app.

Sportsmail will also be running a live blog, so you can keep up-to-date with us.

Should you miss the fight, repeat showings will begin from 12pm on Sunday, July 11 and will be shown every three hours until midnight on Friday, July 16.

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Dustin Poirier claimed an emphatic victory over Conor McGregor in their rematch at UFC 257

Dustin Poirier claimed an emphatic victory over Conor McGregor in their rematch at UFC 257

Sports nuts then have eight hours to rest and refocus for the men's singles final on Centre Court at Wimbledon, in front of a capacity 15,000 crowd.

Sadly, the thrilling prospect of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer reprising their famous encounter from the last Championships in 2019 has disappeared after the Swiss was knocked out by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-final. 

However, Federer's exit may open the door to Matteo Berrettini. The big-serving seventh seed has flown somewhat under the radar throughout the Championships, but is now eyeing a place in Sunday's final after another impressive display, powering past Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 5-7 7-5 6-3 in the quarter-final on Wednesday 

The action from SW19 begins at 2pm and if two well-matched competitors go all the way to five sets it could be a four to five-hour epic, before the armchair athletes can break for tea, after 6pm.

WATCH THE WIMBLEDON FINAL

For viewers in the UK, the Wimbledon 2021 men's final will be shown on BBC One and online via the iPlayer. The match starts at 2pm.   

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Replenished, the hardcore can strap in for the the build-up to the Big One, the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium, where 60,000 fans will watch

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