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In the world of football, on day 7 of the ongoing UEFA Euro 2024, Netherlands held Kylian Mbappe-less France for a goalless draw. In other matches, Ukraine beat Slovakia 2-1 while Austria overcame Poland with a 3-1 scoreline. In tennis, Andy Murray is set to undergo a back procedure after an injury compelled him to retire from his second-round match at the Queen's Club Championships.

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


Netherlands hold France to first 0-0 draw of Euro 2024 after disallowed goal

In a Group D game between two powerhouses of European football - France and the Netherlands, it saw the game end in a goalless draw in Leipzig. With Kylian Mbappe, who was dropped to the bench after he suffered a broken nose earlier in the week, taking no part in the game, the shooting boots were missing in an entertaining contest.

Martinez hits back at questions about starting Ronaldo in Euro 2024 

After opening their UEFA Euro 2024 campaign with a 2-1 win against the Czech Republic 2-1. The Selecao are next scheduled to face Turkey at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund on Saturday. Ahead of the clash, Portugal head coach Roberto Martinez gave a fitting response to the questions about starting legendary Cristiano Ronaldo in the Euro 2024 games.

Scotland’s Kieran Tierney ruled out of Euro 2024 due to injury

Kieran Tierney, the Scottish defender, has been ruled out of the UEFA Euro 2024 after sustaining a hamstring during their 1-1 draw in a Group A match against Switzerland at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne. The 27-year-old suffered a hamstring injury while challenging Dan Ndoye in the second half, following which he was stretchered off.

Austria spark knockout stage hopes with 3-1 win over Poland

A superb second-half performance by Austria kick-started their hopes of making the Euro 2024 knockout stage with a 3-1 win over Poland on Friday, with Gernot Trauner, Christian Baumgartner and Marko Arnautovic all getting on the scoresheet.

Chennaiyin FC extend contract of Connor Shields until 2025

ISL club Chennaiyin FC announced contract extension of forward Connor Shields. Shields will stay with the side till 2025. The 26-year-old joined the Marina Machans from Mtherwell in 2023. Since then, he has played 27 matches for the teams in all compettions, scoring five goals and four assists. 

Major football results

UEFA Euro 2024:

Poland 1:3 Austria

Netherlands 0:0 France

Slovakia 1:2 Ukraine

CONMEBOL Copa America:

Argentina 2:0 Canada


Andy Murray set for back surgery after Queen's; uncertain for Wimbledon

Andy Murray, British tennis player, is set to undergo a back procedure after an injury compelled him to retire from his second-round match at the Queen's Club Championships. This news was confirmed by his management team on Friday. "Andy is having a procedure on his back tomorrow. (Saturday) We will know more after this has taken place and will update further as soon as possible," a statement to British media said.

Bopanna-Balaji to lay two clay tournaments ahead of 2024 Paris Olympics

Rohan Bopanna and his new Olympic partner, Sriram Balaji will play two clay tournaments before the 2024 Paris Olympics, Balaji revealed in an interview with Times of India. The two will pair after the conclusion of the Wimbledon 2024 and thereafter participate in two ATP tournaments before heading into the Olympics in Paris. "We will be playing in ATP 500 Hamburg (Germany) and ATP 250 Umag (Croatia). We will be getting together right after the competition at Wimbledon," Balaji said.

Sumit Nagal confirms 2024 Paris Olympics qualification

Indian tennis star Sumit Nagal on Saturday, June 22 took to X (formerly Twitter) to confirm his 2024 Paris Olympics qualification. The top-ranked Indian tennis player, who confirmed a spot after his runner-up finish at the Perugia ATP Challenger tournament, rose to his career best of World No. 71 rank. Taking to social media, the 26-year-old expressed himself, calling it a “monumental moment”. 


India to push its Olympics 2036 bid in Paris, seek inclusion of yoga, kabaddi, kho-kho

India's sports administrators would be "lobbying" hard during the upcoming Paris Olympics to brighten the country's chances of hosting the 2036 Games where they will push for the inclusion of indigenous disciplines like yoga, kho kho and kabaddi if their ambitious bid is successful. The Sports Authority of India's Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) presented its detailed report on the measures needed for a successful bid to new sports minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday.