World Cup 2014: From British Grand Prix to Wimbledon, the sporting events you may miss this summer

With Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix and a host of other sporting events set to take place over the summer, our guide tells you what you will miss and when you will miss it due to the World Cup.

The World Cup kicks off with Brazil and Croatia set to mark the start of the month-long tournament in Sao Paulo on Thursday, but the timing of the World Cup may become an issue for the all-round sports fan.

If you want to head off to SW19 to watch Andy Murray defend his Wimbledon title, a day out in SW19 could hinder your World Cup watching schedule, with matches occurring constantly throughout June and July. Likewise, if you are a keen cricket or Formula 1 observer, clashes are likely to occur.

Here is our comprehensive guide to all of the sporting events you may miss if you insist on watching every World Cup game.

 

Tennis

Queens (9-14 June)

World Cup Group A - Brazil v Croatia (12 June, 9pm)

World Cup Group A - Mexico v Cameroon (13 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group B - Spain v Holland (13 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group B - Chile v Australia (13 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group C - Colombia v Greece (14 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group D - Uruguay v Costa Rica (14 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group D - England v Italy (14 June, 11pm)

 

World Cup matches may clash with Andy Murray's Wimbledon defence World Cup matches may clash with Andy Murray's Wimbledon defence

 

Wimbledon (23 June - 6 July)

World Cup Group B - Australia v Spain (23 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group B - Holland v Chile (23 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group A - Cameroon v Brazil (23 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group A - Croatia v Mexico (23 June, 8pm

World Cup Group D - Costa Rica v England (24 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group D - Italy v Uruguay (24 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group C - Greece v Ivory Coast (24 June, 9pm)

World Cup Group C - Japan v Colombia (24 June, 9pm)

World Cup Group F - Bosnia & Herzegovina v Iran (25 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group F - Nigeria v Argentina (25 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group E - Ecuador v France (25 June, 9pm)

World Cup Group E - Honduras v Switzerland (25 June, 9pm)

World Cup Group G - Portugal v Ghana (26 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group G - USA v Germany (26 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group H - Algeria v Russia (26 June, 9pm)

World Cup Group H - South Korea v Belgium (26 June, 9pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group A Winner v Group B Runner-Up (28 June, 5pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group C Winner v Group D Runner-Up (28 June, 9pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group B Winner v Group A Runner-Up (29 June, 5pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group D Winner v Group C Runner-Up (29 June, 9pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group E Winner v Group F Runner-Up (30 June, 5pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group G Winner v Group H Runner-Up (30 June, 9pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group F Winner v Group E Runner-Up (1 July, 5pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group G Winner v Group H Runner-Up (1 July, 9pm)

World Cup Quarter-Final - Quarter-Finalist 5 v Quarter-Finalist 6 (4 July, 5pm)

World Cup Quarter-Final - Quarter-Finalist 1 v Quarter-Finalist 2 (4 July, 9pm)

World Cup Quarter-Final - Quarter-Finalist 7 v Quarter-Finalist 8 (5 July, 5pm)

World Cup Quarter-Final - Quarter-Finalist 3 v Quarter-Finalist 4 (5 July, 9pm)

 

Golf

PGA Tour US Open (12-15 June)

World Cup Group A - Brazil v Croatia (12 June, 9pm)

World Cup Group A - Mexico v Cameroon (13 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group B - Spain v Holland (13 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group B - Chile v Australia (13 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group C - Colombia v Greece (14 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group D - Uruguay v Costa Rica (14 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group D - England v Italy (14 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group C - Ivory Coast v Japan (15 June, 2am)

World Cup Group E - Switzerland v Ecuador (15 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group E - France v Honduras (15 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group E - Argentina v Bosnia & Herzegovina (15 June, 11pm)

 

US Women's Open Championship (27-30 June)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group A Winner v Group B Runner-Up (28 June, 5pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group C Winner v Group D Runner-Up (28 June, 9pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group B Winner v Group A Runner-Up (29 June, 5pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group D Winner v Group C Runner-Up (29 June, 9pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group E Winner v Group F Runner-Up (30 June, 5pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group G Winner v Group H Runner-Up (30 June, 9pm)

Wayne Rooney, a keen golfer, may struggle to see Justin Rose defend his US Open crown England star Wayne Rooney, a keen golfer, may struggle to see Justin Rose defend his US Open crown

European Tour - Scottish Open (10-13 July)

World Cup Third-Place Play-Off (12 July, 9pm)

World Cup Final (13 July, 8pm)

 

Cricket

Investec Test Series - England v Sri Lanka 1st Test (12-16 June)

World Cup Group A - Brazil v Croatia (12 June, 9pm)

World Cup Group A - Mexico v Cameroon (13 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group B - Spain v Holland (13 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group B - Chile v Australia (13 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group C - Colombia v Greece (14 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group D - Uruguay v Costa Rica (14 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group D - England v Italy (14 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group C - Ivory Coast v Japan (15 June, 2am)

World Cup Group E - Switzerland v Ecuador (15 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group E - France v Honduras (15 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group E - Argentina v Bosnia & Herzegovina (15 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group G - Germany v Portugal (16 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group F - Iran v Nigeria (16 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group G - Ghana v USA (16 June, 11pm)

 

Investec Test Series - England v Sri Lanka 2nd Test (20-24 June)

World Cup Group D - Italy v Costa Rica (20 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group E - Switzerland v France (20 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group E - Honduras v Ecuador (20 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group F - Argentina v Iran (21 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group G - Germany v Ghana (21 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group F - Nigeria v Bosnia & Herzegovina (21 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group H - Belgium v Russia (22 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group H - South Korea v Algeria (22 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group G - USA v Portugal (22 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group B - Australia v Spain (23 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group B - Holland v Chile (23 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group A - Cameroon v Brazil (23 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group A - Croatia v Mexico (23 June, 8pm

World Cup Group D - Costa Rica v England (24 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group D - Italy v Uruguay (24 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group C - Greece v Ivory Coast (24 June, 9pm)

World Cup Group C - Japan v Colombia (24 June, 9pm)

 

Investec Test Series - England v India 1st Test (9-13 July)

World Cup Semi-Final - Semi-Finalist 3 v Semi-Finalist 4 (9 July, 9pm)

World Cup Third-Place Play-Off (12 July, 9pm)

England captain Chris Robshaw after the narrow 20-15 loss to New Zealand on Saturday. Those watching the World Cup may miss the second match between the two nations England captain Chris Robshaw after the narrow 20-15 loss to New Zealand on Saturday. Those watching the World Cup may miss the second match between the two nations

Rugby Union

International Tests (14-28 June)

14 June

New Zealand v England

Australia v France

South Africa v Wales

Canada v Scotland

Argentina v Ireland

 

World Cup Group C - Colombia v Greece (14 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group D - Costa Rica v Uruguay (14 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group D - England v Italy (14 June, 11pm)

 

21 June

New Zealand v England

Argentina v Scotland

 

World Cup Group F - Argentina v Iran (21 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group G - Germany v Ghana (21 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group F - Nigeria v Bosnia & Herzegovina (21 June, 11pm)

 

28 June

South Africa v Scotland

 

World Cup Round of 16 - Group A Winner v Group B Runner-Up (28 June, 5pm)

World Cup Round of 16 - Group C Winner v Group D Runner-Up (28 June, 9pm)

 

Football

Women's World Cup Qualifiers - Belarus v England, Ukraine v England (14 & 19 June)

World Cup Group C - Colombia v Greece (14 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group D - Costa Rica v Uruguay (14 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group D - England v Italy (14 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group C - Colombia v Ivory Coast (19 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group D - Uruguay v England (19 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group C - Japan v Greece (19 June, 11pm)

Queen Elizabeth II could miss England's crucial match with Uruguay on the 19th June if she attends the Royal Ascot race this year Queen Elizabeth II could miss England's crucial match with Uruguay on the 19th June if she attends the Royal Ascot race this year  

Horse Racing

Royal Ascot (17-21 June)

World Cup Group H - Belgium v Algeria (17 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group A - Brazil v Mexico (17 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group H - Russia v South Korea (17 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group B - Australia v Holland (18 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group B - Spain v Chile (18 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group A - Cameroon v Croatia (18 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group C - Colombia v Ivory Coast (19 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group D - Uruguay v England (19 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group C - Japan v Greece (19 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group D - Italy v Costa Rica (20 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group E - Switzerland v France (20 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group E - Honduras v Ecuador (20 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group F - Argentina v Iran (21 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group G - Germany v Ghana (21 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group F - Nigeria v Bosnia & Herzegovina (21 June, 11pm)

 

Formula 1

Austrian Grand Prix (20-22 June)

World Cup Group D - Italy v Costa Rica (20 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group E - Switzerland v France (20 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group E - Honduras v Ecuador (20 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group F - Argentina v Iran (21 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group G - Germany v Ghana (21 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group F - Nigeria v Bosnia & Herzegovina (21 June, 11pm)

World Cup Group H - Belgium v Russia (22 June, 5pm)

World Cup Group H - South Korea v Algeria (22 June, 8pm)

World Cup Group G - USA v Portugal (22 June, 11pm)

Those hoping to cheer on Lewis Hamilton in the Austrian and British Grands Prix may have to miss the qualifying session if they are to watch the World Cup Quarter-Finals. Those hoping to cheer on Lewis Hamilton in the Austrian and British Grands Prix may have to miss the qualifying session if they are to watch the World Cup Quarter-Finals.  

British Grand Prix (4-6 July)

World Cup Quarter-Final - Quarter-Finalist 5 v Quarter-Finalist 6 (4 July, 5pm)

World Cup Quarter-Final - Quarter-Finalist 1 v Quarter-Finalist 2 (4 July, 9pm)

World Cup Quarter-Final - Quarter-Finalist 7 v Quarter-Finalist 8 (5 July, 5pm)

World Cup Quarter-Final - Quarter-Finalist 3 v Quarter-Finalist 4 (5 July, 9pm)

 

Cycling

Tour de France (5-27 July)

World Cup Quarter-Final - Quarter-Finalist 7 v Quarter-Finalist 8 (5 July, 5pm)

World Cup Quarter-Final - Quarter-Finalist 3 v Quarter-Finalist 4 (5 July, 9pm)

World Cup Semi-Final - Semi-Finalist 1 v Semi-Finalist 2 (8 July, 9pm)

World Cup Semi-Final - Semi-Finalist 3 v Semi-Finalist 4 (9 July, 9pm)

World Cup Third-Place Play-Off (12 July, 9pm)

World Cup Final (13 July, 8pm)

 

 

 

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