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In the world of football, a man has been found guilty in Magistrates’ Court for headbutting Roy Keane last year at the Emirates Stadium. Sunil Chhetri is set to play his last international match for India against Kuwait, and in the build-up, Luka Modric sent best wishes to him for the grand occasion. Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden lost in the semi-final of the French Open 2024 against Andrea Vavassori and Simone Bolelli.

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


Man found guilty in Magistrates’ Court for headbutting Roy Keane

A man named Scott Law from Waltham Abbey in Essex has been found guilty by the Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court for headbutting the former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, at the Emirates Stadium in London last year. The “gratuitous and senseless act of violence” happened when the 52-year-old was working in a football pundit capacity when Arsenal won 3-1 against Manchester United last season.

Luka Modric wishes all the best to Sunil Chhetri ahead of his last international match

Luka Modric, the Croatian footballing superstar, wished all the best to Sunil Chhetri ahead of the last international match of his career for India against Kuwait. In a video shared by the Indian head coach, Igor Stimac, his countryman said, “Hi Sunil, I just want to say hello and wish you all the best in your last game for the national team.”

Premier League claims 100 more incorrect refereeing decisions if VAR is scrapped

Before the annual general meeting to decide the fate of VAR, the Premier League claimed that scrapping the technology would mean 100 more incorrect refereeing decisions. Notably, Wolves triggered a vote on the continued use of VAR after they submitted a formal resolution, wanting to scrap the technology in the Premier League altogether.

Manchester City to hold talks with Pep Guardiola over his future: Reports

The chairman of Manchester City, Khaldoon Al-Mubarak, is reportedly set to hold talks with Pep Guardiola, to discuss his managerial future at the club, as per the report from the Telegraph. It is well documented that Pep Guardiola will be out of contract next summer at Manchester City, and he has hinted that the next season could be his last at the English club.

Tottenham and Aston Villa to battle for Conor Gallagher’s signature: Reports

Tottenham are reportedly set to rival Aston Villa in the race to sign Conor Gallagher, the Chelsea midfielder, who is also a target for Atletico Madrid, as per the report from the Daily Mail. Ahead of the PSR deadline, Chelsea have to balance their accounts, which would give the opportunity to Tottenham and Aston Villa to sign Conor Gallagher, who is in the final 12 months of his contract.

Some major results in football are as under:

International Friendlies

France 3-0 Luxembourg

Spain 5-0 Andorra

Mexico 0-4 Uruguay

International Women Friendlies

Brazil 4-0 Jamaica

Canada 1-1 Mexico

USA 3-0 South Korea


Bopanna-Ebden lose French Open semi-final against Vavassori-Bolelli

Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden, the second seeds, bowed out of the French Open after losing to Andrea Vavassori and Simone Bolelli in the semi-final in three sets. The Indo-Australian pairing lost with a scoreline of 5-7, 6-2, 2-6 against the Italians, to miss out on a spot in the final of the French Open.

Novak Djokovic gives major surgery update after withdrawing from French Open due to injury

Novak Djokovic took to his official X account to reveal that the surgery on his injured right knee went well, which has forced him to withdraw his name from the French Open. He wrote, “I’m still processing it all but I am happy to update you that the surgery went well. My love for this sport is strong and the desire to compete at the highest level is what keeps me going.”


Rhonex Kipruto banned for six years due to irregularities in his Athlete Biological Passport

The Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto, who holds the world record in the 10km road race, has been banned for six years due to irregularities found in his Athlete Biological Passport. The 24-year-old is going to get his record stripped off his name, along with the bronze medal won at the World Championships 2019 for violating the anti-doping rules.