The Five Pointer looks ahead to the weekend's action

Yahoo Sport presents The Five Pointer, our look-ahead to the weekend’s sporting action.

We start with football and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has said Spurs fans have been right to criticise the team’s performances so far this season. Pochettino’s side host Southampton on Saturday.

Other notable fixtures include newly promoted Sheffield United playing Liverpool in Saturday’s early game and Manchester City are away to Everton in the late fixture. The action continues all the way through to Monday and arguably the biggest game of the weekend, as Manchester United and Arsenal go head to head.

There are no games today at the Rugby World Cup, but the action will recommence on Saturday following a one day break.

Ireland will be in action looking for their second win of Pool A as they take on hosts Japan. On Sunday Wales will also be looking for their second victory. Warren Gatland’s side will be playing Australia in Pool D.

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The Russian Grand Prix takes place this weekend in Formula One and Lewis Hamilton has said that Ferrari will be tough to beat in any of the remaining races this season.

Hamilton holds a 65 point lead in the championship, but Ferrari have taken three successive victories with six races left to go.

And finally, the World Athletics Championships start today in Qatar and will end on the 6th October with 1972 athletes taking part.

Be sure to check out our interview with British runner Eilish McCogan who will be taking part in the 5k and 10k at the Championships.

The 28-year-old has spoken to us about the battle with extreme temperatures in Qatar, training, preparation and what its like at the Great Britain athletes hotel.

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