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In the world of football, Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday, July 2 confirmed that the 2024 European Championships will be his last. Moreover, in another shocking news, Argentina revealed their 18-man squad for the 2024 Paris Olympics and Lionel Messi missed a place from the side. In tennis with Wimbledon underway, Andy Murray, a day after his withdrawal from men’s singles, confirmed mixed doubles participation along with Emma Raducanu.

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


No Messi in Argentina’s Olympics squad; Alvarez, Otamendi included

Early on July 3, Argentina named their 18-member football squad for 2024 Paris Olympics. What comes as a surprise and a shock at the same time, the side will be without their star player and one of the greats of football, Lionel Messi. Moreover, the Javier Mascherano coached side stars four players for their FIFA World Cup winning team.

It is, without doubt, my last European Championship: Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo hinted at retirement from international football after leading his country to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Euro 2024. Ronaldo and Co. defeated Slovenia in the Round of 16 clash 3-0 on penalties after a thrilling 0-0 draw at the end of extra-time. “It is, without doubt, my last European Championship,” Ronaldo said as per Portuguese outlet O Jogo.

Demiral brace powers Turkey into quarters with 2-1 win over Austria in Euro 2024

Turkey's Merih Demiral shone with a goal in each half and goalkeeper Mert Gunok made a crucial stoppage-time save, securing a thrilling 2-1 victory over Austria on Tuesday to advance to the Euro 2024 quarter-finals. The man-of-the-match, Demiral, scored just 57 seconds in and added a powerful header just before the hour mark. This set up a quarter-final clash on Saturday in Berlin against the Netherlands, who defeated Romania 3-0 earlier the same day.

Malen brace helps Netherlands reach quarter-final with 3-0 win vs Romania in Euro 2024

The Netherlands stormed into the Euro 2024 quarter-finals with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Romania, thanks to a stellar performance by Donyell Malen and Cody Gakpo. This victory marks the first time the Netherlands have reached the Euro quarter-finals since 2008.

Copa America 2024: Brazil reach quarters with 1-1 Colombia draw; to face Uruguay

Brazil played out an action-packed 1-1 draw with Colombia in California on Tuesday, setting up a thrilling Copa America quarter-final clash with Uruguay. Colombia, who topped Group D with seven points, will face Panama in the quarter-finals. Daniel Munoz's first-half strike for Colombia cancelled out an impressive early free kick from Brazil's Raphinha. The result extended Colombia's unbeaten streak to 26 matches but ended their 10-match winning run.

Some major results in football are as under:

UEFA Euro 2024

Romania 0:3 Netherlands

Austria 1:2 Turkey

CONMEBOL Copa America

United States 0:1 Uruguay

Bolivia 1:3 Panama


Andy Murray to pair with Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon mixed doubles

In a latest update, Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray will come together to take the field at Wimbledon 2024 mixed doubles. The news came out on Wednesday, July 3 after the Brit withdrew from the men's singles on Tuesday, July 2. The representative confirmed that the pair have been granted a wildcard entry after Murray pulled out of singles event.

Playing on grass is not easy: Sumit Nagal after Wimbledon exit

Speaking exclusively on Star Sports, Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal talked about his experience of playing at Wimbledon. He said, "It was a great experience. This is my first main draw at Wimbledon, and playing on the grass surface is not easy; you need a bit of experience. But I think I did whatever I could, I fought hard."


Neeraj Chopra breaks silence on Paris Diamond League withdrawal

Tokyo Olympics gold medallist and world champion, Neeraj Chopra has finally opened up on his withdrawal from the upcoming Paris Diamond League, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 7. In a post on X, Neeraj stated, "Hello, everyone. Just to clarify: the #ParisDL wasn't part of my competition calendar this season, so I haven't 'withdrawn' from it."

Parul Chaudhary to compete in two events at Paris Olympics

On Tuesday, July 2, World Athletics released the list of athletes who made the Paris 2024 Olympic Games through automatic qualification and rankings. The gold medalist from the Asian Games, Parul Chaudhary, became the only Indian track-and-field athlete to qualify for two events at the Paris 2024, namely the 3000m steeplechase and 5000m run.

Team India's kit for 2024 Paris Olympics revealed

The Team India contingent was given a ceremonial send-off as they prepare to go toe-to-toe with the best athletes in the world at the Olympic Games. On Tuesday, July 2. The JSW Group unveiled the official Team India kit for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 at an event organized to send off the athletes.