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In the world of football, on Tuesday, Turkey overpowered Georgia to get their campaign going in the Euro 2024. In another match, Portugal also registered a convincing win over Czechia 2-1 with Robin Hranac and Chico Conceicao being among the scorers for the Portuguese.

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

Football

Serbia's Filip Kostic ruled out of UEFA Euro 2024 due to knee injury

Serbia's Filip Kostic will return home from the European Championship after injuring a knee ligament in the team's 1-0 defeat by England, the team announced on Tuesday. This setback is a significant blow to Serbia's hopes of advancing to the last 16. 

France to miss Mbappe until Euro 2024 quarter-finals: Reports

French forward Kylian Mbappe is set to miss the entire group stage of the Euro 2024 after breaking his nose in a collision during the clash against Austria. However, according to the French publication RTL, a source claimed that the 25-year-old could be out for around 15 days, ruling him out until the quarter-final phase of Euro 2024.

Arda Guler stunner helps Turkey beat Georgia 3-1 in Dortmund

Teenager Arda Guler's superb long-range strike helped Turkey make a victorious start to their Euro 2024 campaign with a 3-1 win over tournament debutants Georgia in Dortmund on Tuesday. Mert Muldur gave Turkey a deserved lead in the 25th minute, smashing a swerving volley past helpless Georgia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili from the edge of the box. However, Georges Mikautadze turned Giorgi Kochorashvili's cross past Mert Gunok to equalise in the 32nd minute. The 19-year-old Guler scored after 65 minutes to help register a 3-1 win.

WATCH: Turkey and Georgia fans get into violent fight at Euro 2024

The fans of Turkey and Georgia fought inside the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund ahead of their opening match in Group F at the UEFA Euro 2024 on Tuesday, June 18. The brawl between both sets of supporters happened during a torrential downpour in the city, which caused the roof of the stadium to leak.

Igor Stimac asks AIFF to clear due payment in 10 days

Igor Stimac asked the AIFF to clear their due payments within 10 days. Stimac, who was sacked by the AIFF, labelled his dismissal from the team’s helm as ‘unilateral’ and warned that he will sue the Indian football governing body. The Croatia international said that if the AIFF doesn’t settle his dues within next 10 days, he will approach the FIFA Tribunal and file a lawsuit.

Major football results

UEFA Euro 2024:

Turkey 3:1 Georgia

Portugal 2:1 Czech Republic

Brazilian Serie A:

Atletico Mineiro 0: 4 Palmeiras

Tennis

Novak Djokovic set to play 2024 Paris Olympics

On Wednesday, June 19, Team Serbia confirmed that former World No. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic will feature at the 2024 Paris Olympics, set to be played in July-August. “Novak Djokovic and Dusan Lajovic have fulfilled the conditions according to ATP ranking and confirmed their participation at the Summer Olympic Games in Paris 2024,” the Olympic Committee of Serbia said in their statement.

Emma Raducanu, Naomi Osaka and Carolina Wozniacki receive wildcard entry at Wimbledon 2024

The All England Club on Wednesday, June 19 announced wildcard list for the upcoming Wimbledon 2024. Brit star player Emma Raducanu, who missed the 2024 Paris Olympics berth due to a comparatively lower rank, have been named in the Ladies Singles wildcard, along with the likes of Naomi Osaka and Carolina Wozniacki. Raducanu, recently climbed to World No. 165 after reaching the semifinals of the Rothesay Open in Nottingham.

Badminton

HS Prannoy drops out of World Top 10 in BWF Rankings

Star Indian shuttler HS Prannoy dropped three places to move out of the world's top 10 rankings as per the latest update of BWF Rankings on Tuesday. The drop came after HS Prannoy exited the Australian Open in quarter-final losing in straight games to Kodai Naraoka of Japan. Currently ranked at world number 13, Prannoy's drop means that there will be no Indian men's singles shuttler in the world's top 10.

Other

Neeraj Chopra wins maiden gold at Paavo Nurmi Games 2024

Tokyo Olympics and world champion, India’s Neeraj Chopra on Tuesday, June 19 clinched his maiden gold at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland. The 26-year-old, who returned to competitive action after a month-long precautionary break to deal with an adductor issue, surpassed the eight-man field challenge, claiming the gold with his best throw of 85.97m.

NRAI Announces Indian Shotgun Squad for Paris Olympics 2024

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Tuesday revealed Indian shotgun team for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Senior trap shooter Prithviraj Tondaiman has made the cut in the men’s trap while Rajeshwari Kumari will take aim in the women’s trap. Ananjeet Singh Naruka will be India’s sole men’s skeet shooter while Raiza Dhillon and Maheshwari Chauhan in women’s skeet. 

Golfers Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar qualify for 2024 Paris Olympics

Indian golfers Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Singh Bhullar booked their 2024 Paris Olympics berth as the International Golf Federation published the final men's confirmed Olympic Golf Ranking on Monday. The list was published after the deadline of 17th June 2024 concluded. As per the final Olympic ranking list, Shubhankar was placed at 48th rank with his world rank being 219 and Gaganjeet was placed at 54th with his world rank being 261.