Sports calendar keynotes: 11 – 12 November

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Saturday, 11 November

Football: European World Cup qualifying play-off – Denmark v Republic of Ireland.

Formula 1: Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paolo (till 12 November)

Rugby Union: Internationals – Scotland v Samoa, England v Argentina, Ireland v South Africa, France v New Zealand, Wales v Australia. Anglo-Welsh Cup – Gloucester v London Irish, Newcastle v Cardiff Blues, Northampton v Dragons.

Rugby League: World Cup – New Zealand v Tonga, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand, Samoa v Scotland, Barlow Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia v Lebanon, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney.

Tennis: Fed Cup World Group Final, Belarus v USA, Minsk, Belarus (till 12 November)

Golf: OHL Classic, Mayakoba, Mexico (till 12 November)

Cricket: Cricket Australia XI v England, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia. Australia Women v England Women, day/night test, North Sydney Oval, Sydney (till 12 November)

Sunday, 12 November

Football: European World Cup qualifying play-offs – Switzerland v Northern Ireland, Greece v Croatia.

Formula 1: Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paolo (race day)

Rugby Union: Anglo-Welsh Cup – Harlequins v Worcester, Scarlets v Exeter.

Rugby League: World Cup – Papua New Guinea v USA, National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Wales v Ireland, Rectangular Stadium, Perth. England v France, Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth.

Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals, 02 Arena, London (till 19 November), Fed Cup World Group Final, Belarus v USA, Minsk, Belarus (final day)

Cricket: Australia Women v England Women, day/night test, North Sydney Oval, Sydney (final day)

Golf: OHL Classic, Mayakoba, Mexico (final day)

Motorcycling: MotoGP Rd18, Valencian Grand Prix, Valencia, Spain.