Watch Liverpool in the Europa League final; buy tickets for the F1 Abu Dhabi GP: Five things to do this week

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FOOTBALL: Europa League final, Liverpool v Sevilla, Wednesday, BeIN Sports, 10.45pm (UAE)

While Jurgen Klopp, wisely, did an about-face on his original suggestion that Liverpool fans without tickets still travel to Basle's St Jakob-Park to watch their team contest the Europa League final, those lucky enough to have tickets should travel with plenty of optimism, with their opponents, Sevilla, having struggled on the road all season. One of the rare away-day wins this season came in this competition, a 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao in the quarter-final first leg, and the Spanish club have a fine record in Europe's second-tier club competition, winning the trophy four times over the past decade. With the added incentive of guaranteed Uefa Champions League qualification for the winner, and Liverpool's penchant for memorable displays in championship matches down the years, this has all the ingredients for a classic encounter.

BUY TICKETS: Etihad Airways Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, November 25-27

As if the action on the track for F1's season finale wasn't enough to entice you, Flash Entertainment's announcement last week that the Chemical Brothers (Friday) and Rihanna (Sunday) will perform at the after-race concerts should. The ninth staging of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix will take place on November 27 at Yas Marina Circuit.


RUGBY UNION: Asian Rugby Championship Division 2, UAE v Guam, Wednesday

Apollo Perelini is hoping the national rugby team can go one better than last year and earn promotion from the third-tier of Asian rugby, when they play in a competition with Guam, Uzbekistan and Singapore in Tashkent in May. A pair of brothers who once had professional careers picked out in rugby league in the UK appear set to make their international debuts in union for the UAE next month. Ben Bolger left behind Super League rugby with London Broncos three-and-a-half years ago to take up a job in the financial sector in Abu Dhabi. His brother, Sam, followed the same path soon after, and the Abu Dhabi Harlequins duo have been among the outstanding players in Arabian Gulf rugby since. Both are now eligible to play for the UAE under World Rugby's three-year residency rule.


SNOOKER: Asian 6-Red Teams, Abu Dhabi, begins Wednesday

The UAE's No 1 snooker player Mohammed Shehab Al Hashemi has his radar fixed firmly on securing honours in the individual event of the Asian 6-Red and Teams Snooker Championship at Abu Dhabi from May 18-26.

Al Hashemi finished runner-up in the Asian Championship to Thailand's Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn in Qatar last month. Shehab, 40, was a member of the bronze-medal winning UAE team twice in the three times they participated in the 6-Red format that sees six red balls on the table instead of the standard 15. The championship has drawn 14 nations including host UAE. Thailand, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong will be among the front-runners for the title.

FOOTBALL: FA Cup final, Crystal Palace v Manchester United, Saturday, BeIN Sports, 8.30pm

It has been 12 years since Manchester United last won England's most famous cup competition and Louis van Gaal's side face Crytal Palace in the Wembley showpiece 26 years after defeating the same opponents thanks to Lee Martin's winner in the replay. Van Gaal's future at Old Trafford has been the subject of much debate over the course of the 2015/16 season, and securing a trophy could go some way to paving the way for the Dutchman to see out the final year of his contract at the club. This is only Palace's second appearance in the final of the FA Cup and offers the chance for manager Alan Pardew to end a season that started well before petering out without much puff with some silverware and with it qualification for next season's Europa League.

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