The last 24 hours across several sporting disciplines saw some mouth-watering action. While the Hockey India Secretary said that the Indian team should tour Pakistan, the Premier League started an investigation against Chelsea. Not only this, but the thrilling India-Pakistan hockey clash became special for more than one reason. In short, the past few hours treated fans with some notable developments and events. Let us have a look at a few of them.
Pakistan team is coming here to play then why can't we?: Hockey India Secretary General
The Secretary General of Hockey India Bhola Nath Singh said that if Pakistan can come to India to play, the Indian team should also go to their neighbouring country. Pakistan, along with China and Spain will host the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers scheduled from January 13 to 21 2024.
If the Indian hockey team fails to win gold at the forthcoming Asian Games, they will have to travel to the neighbours to qualify for the Olympics 2024.
Chennai crowd sings ‘Vande Mataram’ during India-Pakistan hockey match; video goes viral
Indian hockey team thrashed Pakistan 4-0 in the last group stage match of the Asian Championship Trophy 2023 on Wednesday, August 9. With their lopsided win, the Harmanpreet Singh-led squad ended their neighbours’ hopes to move further in the tournament and brought their race to the semifinals.
The Indian fans are doing their best to show their support for the home team. On Wednesday, the Indian crowd took the exciting game a notch higher and sang the Indian national song ‘Vande Mataram’ to motivate their team. The move by the Indian fans has gone viral on social media, garnering attention from Indian fans across the globe.
Bayern Munich reaches agreement to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur: Reports
The reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have reportedly reached an agreement with the English club Tottenham Hotspur to sign Harry Kane, one of the most sought-after strikers in the world currently. However, it has not been made clear whether he will move to Allianz Arena in the upcoming season or not.
Al Nassr rode on Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty goal to reach Arab Club Champions Cup final
Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty to score the only goal for his side to Al Shorta in the Arab Club Champions Cup semi-final on Wednesday. With the goal that came in the 75th minute of the game against Al Shorta, Al Nassr made it to the final of the tournament.
The Portuguese forward has been in red-hot form ever since the beginning of the Arab Club Cup. In Nassr’s quarter-final clash against Raja Casablanca, Ronaldo scored the opener for his team.
Chelsea FC undergoing investigation by Premier League for possible financial violations
Chelsea FC is undergoing an investigation by the Premier League for potential financial breaches under the ownership of Roman Abramovich. The Chief Executive of the Premier League Richard Masters informed Britain’s Times newspaper about the same on August 9, Wednesday.
According to Masters, “We have been pretty open about the historic issues with regard to Chelsea because they self-reported to the Premier League and to the FA so it is obvious we are looking into that.” The Premier League CEO added, “If the Premier League believes a club has breached the financial regulations and there is a case to answer, that case will be put to the club.”