England fans could have incredible day of live sport with Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury AND crunch World Cup clash | The Sun

ENGLAND fans could be treated to an incredible Saturday of live sport with Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury AND a crunch World Cup match.

Joshua has accepted Fury's challenge to step into the ring for a 'Battle of Britain' heavyweight showdown.

Fury offered AJ November 26 or December 3 to fight at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.

And the Watford star confirmed he agreed to a 60-40 purse split to step into the ring on December 3.

With the bout taking place in the UK, the first bell will likely ring between 10pm and 11pm.

That could be just a few hours after England have booked their place in the World Cup quarter-finals.


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The Three Lions three group games are on November 21, 25 and 29.

And should they finish second in Group B behind Wales, United States or Iran, Gareth Southgate's side will play the winner of Group A at 3pm UK time on December 3.

That match will be the first knockout match of the tournament with the winners of Group C taking on the runners-up in Group D at 7pm.

If England play in that 3pm match after finishing second, they would probably go up against the Netherlands.

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The Dutch are the biggest hitters alongside host Qatar, Senegal and Ecuador – although the South Americans may be replaced by Chile.

And the potential match-up against Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake and Tyrell Malacia – as well as PSV's in-form star Cody Gakpo – would be held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan.

That is where England begin their campaign against Iran at 1pm on a Monday lunchtime.

However, any Three Lions player desperate to sit down and watch the AJ vs Fury fight from the comfort of their hotel room know securing top spot in Group B will guarantee that.

Should England progress as group winners, their last-16 tie will be at 7pm (or 10pm in Qatar) on Sunday, December 4 against the runners-up from Group A.

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