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In the world of football, Portugal and France have made it through to the quarter-finals stage of the UEFA Euro 2024 after defeating Slovenia and Belgium, setting up a mouth-watering clash in the next round. Andy Murray has decided to play only doubles in his farewell year at Wimbledon, skipping the singles altogether after undergoing surgery just 10 days ago. Singapore will be hosting the World Chess Championship 2024 match between the champion Ding Liren and the challenger Dommaraju Gukesh.

Read below to learn details about these top stories and other happenings in the sporting world in the last 24 hours.


Portugal reach Euro quarter-final after penalty-shootout win over Slovenia

Portugal have reached the quarter-final of the UEFA Euro 2024 after a hard-fought win in the penalty shootout by 3-0 after Diogo Costa saved three spot kicks in a row against Slovenia. During the regulation time and extra time, Portugal had various opportunities to score a goal in the round of 16 match, most notably when Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty, but he managed to redeem himself by beating Jan Oblak in the penalty shootout.

France advance to Euro quarter-final following own goal from Belgium’s Jan Vertonghen

France have advanced to the quarter-final of the UEFA Euro 2024 after an 85th-minute own goal from Jan Vertonghen of Belgium. Notably, in the four matches of the tournament, France have failed to score any goal from open play, and they will be going up against Portugal in the next match.

USA bow out of Copa America after losing to Uruguay in final Group C match

The USA have bowed out of the Copa America after suffering a 1-0 defeat against Uruguay at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. A Mathias Olivera strike in the 65th minute was the difference maker between the two teams, which led to the USA ending up with only three points in the group, while Panama with six points and Uruguay with nine points made it through to the next round.

Tottenham Hotspur sign Archie Gray from Leeds United for £30m

Tottenham Hotspur have signed Archie Gray from Leeds United until 2030 for around £30m, while the defender Joe Rodon has gone the opposite way for around £10m. With the departure of the 18-year-old, the club remarked that “everyone at Leeds United is heartbroken to see one of our own depart and would like to thank Archie for all his efforts and professionalism.”

Some major results in football are as under:

UEFA Euro 2024

France 1-0 Belgium

Portugal 0(3) - 0(0) Slovenia

CONMEBOL Copa America 2024

USA 0-1 Uruguay

Bolivia 1-3 Panama


Andy Murray decides to not play singles at Wimbledon; instead focuses on doubles

Andy Murray, the British tennis star, has decided to take part in the doubles at Wimbledon in his farewell year alongside his older brother Jamie Murray. After undergoing surgery on his back a couple of weeks ago, the 37-year-old had a difficult decision about whether to participate in singles at Wimbledon in his farewell, but the multi-time champion decided against it.

Emma Raducanu wins first-round match at Wimbledon against Renata Zarazua

Emma Raducanu, the British tennis player, started her Wimbledon campaign with a hard-fought win over the lucky loser Renata Zarazua of Mexico in the first round. The 21-year-old advanced to the second round, where she will be taking on Elise Mertens of Belgium, after winning the tournament opener in straight sets with a scoreline of 7-6(7-0), 6-3.

Formula 1

Andy Cowell to join Aston Martin as new group chief executive officer

Andy Cowell, the former Mercedes F1 engine chief, is set to join Aston Martin as their new group chief executive officer. The 55-year-old, who took Mercedes to the next level from 2014 to 2021, is expected to be joined by Enrico Cardile, the Ferrari chassis technical director.


Singapore set to host World Chess Championship 2024 match between Ding Liren and D Gukesh

FIDE has announced that Singapore will host the highly anticipated World Chess Championship 2024 match between the champion Ding Liren from China and the challenger Dommaraju Gukesh from India. Notably, there were two other competitive applications for hosting the coveted title match apart from Singapore, namely New Delhi and Chennai from India.