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In the world of football, Jose Mourinho got presented as the new manager of Fenerbahce in front of thousands of fans at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul. Julian Nagelsmann condemned a TV survey asking participants about whether they want to see more white players in the German national football team, calling it “racist.” Jasmine Lamboria secured the sixth quota for India in boxing at the the second World Boxing qualifiers in Bangkok.

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


Jose Mourinho gets presented as new manager of Fenerbahce

Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese footballing legend, got presented as the new Fenerbahce manager in front of thousands of fans at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul. The 61-year-old addressed the Fenerbahce fans in attendance and said, “Normally a coach is loved after victories. In this case I feel that I am loved before the victories,” before remarking that “(it) is a big responsibility that I feel. I promise you from this moment, I belong to your family. This shirt is my skin.”

German head coach Julian Nagelsmann condemns “racist” TV survey

The head coach of Germany, Julian Naglesmann, has condemned a recent TV survey from the ARD public broadcaster, in which they asked the participants about whether they wanted to see more white players on the national football team. The 36-year-old called the survey as racist, which 21% of participants responded in the affirmative , and said, “It is racist. I feel we need to wake up. Many people in Europe had to flee…. searching for a safe country.”

Real Madrid set to announce Kylian Mbappe’s signing next week: Reports

Real Madrid are reportedly set to announce the signing of the Frenchman Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer next week, as per the Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano. Notably, he had confirmed his decision to leave Paris Saint-Germain last month after playing for them for seven years, which has led to his highly anticipated transfer to Real Madrid this summer.

Bayern Munich make an approach to sign Bruno Fernandes: Reports

Bayern Munich have reportedly made an approach to sign the Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes from Manchester United, as per a report from O Jogo. It has been stated that the officials of the German club talked with the agent of Bruno Fernandes, named Miguel Pinto, while Barcelona also have kept an eye out for the midfield maestro.

Some major results in football are as under:

International Friendlies

Indonesia 0-0 Tanzania

International Women Friendlies

Iran 0-1 Belarus

Australia 2-0 China

Serie A 2023-24

Atalanta 2-3 Fiorentina

Major League Soccer 2024

Inter Miami 3-3 Saint Louis City


Iga Swiatek wins 6-0, 6-0 against Anastasia Potapova in French Open round of 16

Iga Swiatek, the world number one, registered a crushing 6-0, 6-0 win in the round of 16 match against Anastasia Potapova in the French Open. The two-time defending champion took just 40 minutes to dispose of her hapless opponent, winning 48 points out of 58 in the match, without facing a single break point, following which she said, “It went pretty quickly. I was really focused and in the zone. I wasn't looking at the score, so I continued working on my game.”

Carlos Alcaraz sets up French Open quarter-final clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas

Carlos Alcaraz, the third seed at the French Open, defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in the fourth round, to set up a quarter-final clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas. After his comfortable win, the 21-year-old said, “I'm really happy with the performance today, I think I played a real high level of tennis. I'm happy with my serve, my shots and my movement on the court.”


World Athletics announce new global championship to start in 2026

World Athletics has announced a new global championship, set to begin in 2026, which will have the biggest prize pool worth $10m in the history of the sport. The governing body of athletics in the world remarked that the new global championship, which will feature world champions, Olympic champions, Diamond League winners and the year’s leading athletes, as “the ultimate season finale.”


Jasmine Lamboria secures sixth quota at Paris 2024 for India

The Indian women’s boxer, Jasmine Lamboria secured the sixth Paris 2024 quota for India after defeating Mali’s Marine Camara 5-0 in the women’s 57kg quarterfinals at the second World Boxing qualifiers in Bangkok. With this big win, she became the fourth Indian women’s boxer, who will travel to Paris to play in the Olympics later this year.