Sports to watch this week: June 28-July 4

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FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

China have qualified for every Olympics since 1984 - nine Games in a row - the third-longest active streak behind Australia (13) and the United States (10).

Players of China pose for photos before the group A match between China and Cote d'Ivoire at the FIBA World Cup 2019 in Beijing, Aug. 31, 2019. (Xinhua/Meng Yongmin)

This time, multiple key pieces from the Chinese team will be absent, including star center Yi Jianlian, who missed the 2020-21 CBA season with an Achilles injury. Guo Ailun and Wang Zhelin will also be absent.

Dates: June 29 – July 4, 2021

England vs. Germany – Euro 2020

A quarter of a century on from their infamous encounter at Euro 96, old foes England and Germany will renew hostilities at Wembley Stadium in the last-16 stage of Euro 2020 on Tuesday evening.

England's Raheem Sterling (R) vies with Scotland's John McGinn during the Group D match between England and Scotland at the UEFA Euro 2020 in London, Britain, June 18, 2021. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

The Three Lions progressed in first place from Group D to set up a tie with Germany, who managed to claim the second spot in the tournament's group of death.

England possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Foden, Grealish, Sterling; Kane

Germany possible starting lineup (3-4-2-1): Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Kroos, Goretzka, Gosens; Havertz, Muller; Gnabry

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London

Date: June 29

Wimbledon Open

After an unplanned one-year break due to COVID-19, Wimbledon has finally returned. But just like every major of the past four years, it is hard to predict who will come out on top. 

Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia poses with Roger Federer of Switzerland after the men's singles final at the 2019 Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Britain, on July 14, 2019. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

While the men's tour has had to deal with three of the greatest tennis players of all time battling it out for the last 15-plus years, the women's tour has been much less settled. Over the last 17 Grand Slams, there have been 13 different winners — only Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep have won more than once.

Venue: All England Club, London

Dates: June 28 - July 11

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