Although the pandemic threw a spanner in the works, Football generally never stops. Even if you don’t watch general team games throughout the year, there’s undoubtedly a draw to big matches such as the World Cup. Millions of people watch each year and there are matches taking place all the time. Whether that’s local clubs or international stages, the audience will always be there to watch. With the Premier League, Champions League or international games such as the European Championship that you love, there is almost always some action to watch on TV.
Although some might be dubious there are actually several benefits of watching football and other live sporting events. One of these benefits is improving relationships and building communities; football brings together people from all walks of life and allows fans to build connections with other like-minded individuals that they might not otherwise have ever met. The social element of watching football is something that should be celebrated, whether your team wins or loses.
Did you know that watching football can actually make you smarter? You might think that shouting at the television couldn’t possibly boost intelligence but once you get into goal statistics and predicting outcomes studies have shown that watching sports activates parts of your brain that enhance language and memory.
It’s not hard to see that watching games on TV can boost your mood. Ok, maybe not when your team isn’t doing so well, but feeling part of a team and having your comrades cheering alongside you makes you happier. When you’re tracking the europa league fixtures and your team is doing well your brain is releasing endorphins that help reduce the stress hormone cortisol.
Sports in general are up and running again after our series of lockdowns in the UK but if you’re still not confident in attending a game in person there are lots of exciting matches which will be televised this weekend for all the family to enjoy. Here is a rundown of the matches that are being shown live in the UK this weekend on Sky Sports, BT Sport, Premier Sports, La Liga TV, BBC, ITV and more. So put on your team colours, grab a cold beer and some top-notch snacks and get ready to indulge in the beautiful game.
Starting on Friday you’ll find both UK and international action with Wales Women vs Greece Women and Scotland Women vs Ukraine Women taking place as the 2023’s Women’s World Cup qualifiers. In Serie A, Athletic Club take on Granada while in Ligue 1, Lens play Angers.
On Saturday don’t miss the England Women vs Austria 2023 Women’s World Cup qualifying clash or Arsenal taking on Newcastle in the Premier League. In Serie A, Juventus take on Atalanta while Venezia take on Inter and in Bundesliga, Bayern welcome Arminia Bielefield.
If that’s not enough Sunday brings around Chelsea vs Man Utd in the Premier League live on Sky Sports Main Event. In Serie A, AC Milan host Sassuolo and Roma welcome Torino; in La Liga, Cadiz travel to Atletico Madrid while Real Madrid face off against Sevilla at the Bernabeu.