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In the world of football, with the UEFA EURO 2024 underway in Germany, the Copa America also kicked off with  defending champions Argentina beating Canada 2-0. In the match, one of greatest, Lionel Messi also scripted history,  marking his record 35th match in his seventh Copa America tournament, surpassing Chilean goalkeeper Sergio Livingstone's record of 34 appearances.

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


Euro 2024: Spain clinch top spot in group of death after 1-0 win over Italy

Spain sealed a spot in the UEFA Euro 2024 Round of 16 after clinching a dominant 1-0 win over defending champions Italy on June 21 at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The decisive moment of the match came from a 55th minute own goal from Riccardo Calafiori.

France's Kylian Mbappe reveals specially designed mask to protect broken nose

French superstar Kylian Mbappe has unveiled a specially designed mask he will wear for the remainder of Euro 2024 following a broken nose sustained in France's opening match. The French captain suffered the injury during his team's 1-0 victory over Austria on Monday. 

Lionel Messi creates history as Argentina beat Canada 2-0 in Copa America opener

Defending Copa America champions Argentina beat Canada 2-0 in the opening match of the tournament in Atlanta on Thursday with forwards Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez scoring second-half goals to seal the Group A victory. Additionally, Lionel Messi marked his record 35th match in his seventh Copa America tournament, surpassing Chilean goalkeeper Sergio Livingstone's record of 34 appearances between 1942 and 1953.

Niclas Fullkrug regrets fan’s broken hand due to his shot at Euros

Before the UEFA Euro 2024 opener kicked off between Germany and Scotland, Niclas Fullkrug smashed the ball in the warm-up, which struck a fan named Kai Flathmann in the stands, unfortunately breaking his hand. It is now reported that the 31-year-old expressed regret about the situation before planning to send a package to him in his apology, including the German t-shirt.

Major football results

UEFA Euro 2024:

Spain 1:0 Italy

Slovenia 1:1 Serbia

Denmark 1:1 England

Brazilian Serie A:

Ao Paulo 0:1 Cuiaba

Vruzeiro 2:0 Fluminense

Vitoria 4:2 Atletico Mineiro

US Major League Soccer: 

Inter Miami 2:1 Columbus Crew

Montreal 2:2 New York RB

Toronto 1:2 Nashville SC

Cincinnati 4:3 Philadelphia Union

Austin 1:1 Los Angeles

Sporting KC 3:4 Real Salt Lake

LA Galaxy 2:0 New York City


Coco Gauff To Lead USA Tennis Team at Paris Olympics 2024

Coco Gauff will lead the U.S. tennis team at the Paris Olympics three years after missing the Tokyo Games because she tested positive for COVID-19. The 20-year-old Gauff, ranked No. 2, will be joined by No. 5 Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins and Emma Navarro in women's singles, along with Taylor Fritz, Tommy Paul, Chris Eubanks and Marcos Giron in men's singles.

Marketa Vondrousova retires from Berlin Ladies Open 2024 match due to injury

Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova retired from her match in Berlin because of an apparent leg injury less than two weeks before play begins at the All England Club. Vondrousova was leading 5-3 in her second-round match against Anna Kalinskaya at the grass-court Ladies Open when she slipped behind the baseline and clutched her right leg.


Shreyashi Singh added to Shooting squad for 2024 Paris Olympics

Shotgun shooter Shreyashi Singh was added to the Indian shooting squad for the 2024 Paris Olympics after the quota swap by NRAI was confirmed by the ISSF on Friday. With Shreyashi's inclusion, the Indian squad for the 2024 Paris Olympics will consist of 21 shooters across disciplines. Shreyashi will be starting alongside Rajeshwari Kumari in the women's trap event.