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In the world of football, Germany beat Denmark 2-0 to reach the UEFA Euro 2024 quarterfinals. In the other big match, Italy's UEFA Euro title defense ended in the Round of 16 clash against Switzerland. 

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


Euro 2024: Germany beat Denmark 2-0 to reach quarterfinals after storm stops play

Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala's second-half goals sent Germany into the Euro 2024 quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Denmark on Saturday after their last-16 clash was delayed by a thunderstorm. The game was suspended for 20 minutes in the first half due to the weather before Danish defender Joachim Andersen went from hero to zero soon after the break when his close-range finish was disallowed for offside and he conceded a penalty converted by Havertz in the 53rd minute.

Euro 2024: Italy's title defence ends in Round of 16 as spirited Switzerland progress

Italy's hopes of retaining their European Championship title came to a miserable end in the last 16 of Euro 2024 on Saturday after they stumbled to a 2-0 loss to Switzerland, the first time they have exited before the quarter-final stage in 20 years.

Copa America 2024: Vinicius Jr. stars with brace as Brazil thrash Paraguay 4-1

Brazil's Vinicius Jr scored twice in a 4-1 victory over Paraguay in a Group D clash at the Copa America on Friday in Nevada, marking a significant turnaround from his underwhelming performance in Brazil's 0-0 draw against Costa Rica in their opening match.

Some major results in football are as under:

UEFA Euro 2024 Last 16

Switzerland 2:0 Italy

Germany 2:0 Denmark

CONMEBOL Copa America

Paraguay 1:4 Brazil

US Major League Soccer

New York City 4:2 Orlando City


Aim is to win a medal: PV Sindhu ahead of Paris Olympics 2024

With the 2024 Paris Olympics now less than a month away, all the athletes are putting in their final efforts in order to finish on top of the medal tally at the upcoming Summer Games. Two-time medallist, PV Sindhu is leaving no stone unturned. Speaking during an interaction hosted by SAI, BAI and IOA, Sindhu said, “My aim is to win a medal. It is not impossible to win my third medal in the Olympics. I have learnt a lot from my mistakes in the recent past. I have to give my 100 per cent.”


Avinash Sable to compete in Paris Diamond League for Olympics preparation

Olympic bound steeplechaser Avinash Sable is all set to participate at the upcoming Paris Diamond League, set to take place next week. This decision from the Indian athlete comes seeing the 2024 Paris Olympics ahead. “Yes, I didn’t pull all my efforts today as I was saving for the Paris Diamond League next week,” Sable said on the sidelines of Inter State event. 

Global Chess League to hold second edition in London in October

After a successful first season in Dubai, the Global Chess League will return for another edition, this time in London. Last time, the league had seen many of the biggest names in the sport — Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Gukesh, Hou Yifan, Praggnanandhaa, Vidit Gujrathi, Arjun Erigaisi, Tan Zhongyi and Ian Nepomniachtchi — play in a unique league system. One of the highlights of the first season was having players like Gukesh, Pragg and Arjun being part of the same team as Carlsen and getting to learn from him.