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In the world of football, Lionel Messi intends to finish his playing career with Inter Miami, but he isn’t planning to retire just yet. PFA has joined the legal action against FIFA over “overloaded and unworkable” football calendar. Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz are set to pair up in doubles for Spain at Paris Olympics 2024.

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


Lionel Messi intends to finish career with Inter Miami

Lionel Messi, the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner, is willing to finish his footballing career with Inter Miami, but he isn’t planning to retire just yet. The 36-year-old, who has a contract with Inter Miami running up to 2025, which can extend to a further year, was quoted as saying, “As of today, I think it's going to be my last club. I'm not ready to leave football either.”

PFA joins legal action against FIFA over “overloaded and unworkable” football calendar

The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has joined a legal action against FIFA, which is about the “overloaded and unworkable” football calendar for the players. PFA has become a co-claimants with the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) challenging the legality of the FIFA’s decision to unilaterally set the international match calendar at the Brussels Court of Commerce, getting support from the FIFPRO’s European office of players.

Chelsea to offer new deal to Conor Gallagher amidst Aston Villa and Tottenham interest: Reports

Chelsea are reportedly thinking about changing their plan of offloading the midfielder Conor Gallagher, intending to offer a new deal to him, according to the report from the Guardian. The 24-year-old, who is valued at around £50m, has been on the radar of Aston Villa and Tottenham for quite some time, but he might not leave Chelsea if the change in plans from the club are to be believed.

Bayern Munich target Liverpool defender Joe Gomez: Reports

After signing Vincent Kompany as their new manager, Bayern Munich reportedly have the Liverpool defender, Joe Gomez, as one of their target players to buy this summer, as per the report from the Mirror. The 27-year-old, who has been a versatile performer for Liverpool at centre-half, full-back, and midfield, is currently in Germany, preparing to play for England at the UEFA Euro 2024.

Some major results in football are as under:

International Friendlies

Chile 3-0 Paraguay

USA 1-1 Brazil

Ecuador 3-1 Bolivia

Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers

Dominican Republic 1-0 British Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico 8-0 Anguilla


Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz to pair up in doubles for Spain at Paris Olympics 2024

The Spaniard Rafael Nadal, the 22-time Grand Slam singles champion, is set to play the doubles alongside Carlos Alcaraz at the Paris 2024, which will go down from July 26 to August 11. David Ferrer, the captain of the Spanish tennis team, confirmed that Rafael Nadal will also be playing singles alongside the doubles at the Olympics.

Iga Swiatek withdraws from Ecotrans Ladies Open in Berlin

The world number one, Iga Swiatek, has withdrawn her name from the Ecotrans Ladies Open in Berlin, Germany, which is set to begin on Monday, June 17. This big development came right after the Polish tennis star became the youngest woman in history to win the three consecutive Roland Garros singles titles, getting the better of Jasmine Paolini of Italy in straight sets.


Pukhraj Singh Gill claim two-shot lead after first round in Vietnam Masters

The Indian golfer, Pukhraj Singh Gill, has claimed a two-shot lead after registering a eight-under 64 card at the first round of the Vietnam on the Asian Development Tour. After a delayed start to the first day’s play in the tournament at the Royal Long An Golf and Villas on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, Pukhraj Singh Gill had a great day out at the course, taking the first place, while his counterparts Akshay Sharma and Sunhit Bishnoi are in ninth and 18th place respectively.


NBA legend Jerry West dies aged 86

Jerry West, the NBA legend, who was the inspiration behind the iconic logo of the league, has died at the age of 86, the Los Angeles Clippers have confirmed. The former NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, who was the All-Star for every season in his 14-year career, Jerry West, passed away peacefully when his wife Karen was by his side.