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In the world of football, Liverpool fans have got a full and final settlement from the UEFA for suffering injuries and/or psychological trauma after getting involved in chaotic scenes in Paris ahead of the UCL 2022 final. Real Madrid have reportedly stepped up their interest in signing Trent Alexander-Arnold with his contract set to expire at Liverpool next year. Aryna Sabalenka played her first tennis match after her partner Konstantin Koltsov died earlier this week.

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

Football

Liverpool fans get compensation from UEFA for UCL Final 2022 chaos

A group of Liverpool fans have got compensation from the UEFA after they were left with injuries and/or psychological trauma because of the chaotic scenes occurring in Paris ahead of the UCL final in 2022. It has been reported that the UEFA were found to bear the “primary responsibility” for a near “mass fatality catastrophe” outside the Stade de France, which led to the match getting delayed by 36 minutes.

Sven-Goran Eriksson to lead out Liverpool legends team against Ajax greats at Anfield

Sven-Goran Eriksson, the former England manager, who has been a Liverpool fan for life, is going to lead out their team of legends against Ajax greats at Anfield on Saturday. The 76-year-old, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, spoke about the legends match and said, “It's like a dream. I could never have dreamed of it. It must be the best atmosphere in the world and part of that is the song when the players walk out - You'll Never Walk Alone.”

Real Madrid step up their interest to sign Trent Alexander-Arnold: Reports

Real Madrid have reportedly stepped up their interest in signing the Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose contract is set to expire with the English club next year. As per the report from Relevo, the priority signing for Real Madrid are Alphonso Davies and Kylian Mbappe in the upcoming transfer window, on whom they are working silently for works, if not years.

Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso will join Bayern Munich rather than Liverpool: Reports

Bayern Leverkusen manager, Xabi Alonso, will be joining Bayern Munich rather than Liverpool in the upcoming summer if he decides to leave his current club, according to the report from Sky Sports. In the ongoing football season, Xabi Alonso has led Bayer Leverkusen to the top of the Bundesliga, staying undefeated after 26 league matches, winning 12 and drawing four.

Some major results in football are as under:

International Friendlies

Spain 0-1 Colombia

Netherlands 4-0 Scotland

Argentina 3-0 El Salvador

Peru 2-0 Nicaragua

FIFA World Cup 2026 CONCACAF Qualifiers

Anguilla 0-0 Turks and Caicos Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands 1-1 British Virgin Islands

Tennis

Aryna Sabalenka gets winnings start in Miami Open after emotional week

The world number two tennis player, Aryna Sabalenka, had a winning start to her Miami Open campaign after an emotional week with a 6-4, 6-3 win over close friend Paula Badosa. Notably, this match for the Belarusian happened just four days after the death of her partner Konstantin Koltsov, which the police described as an “apparent suicide.”

Tara Moore “mentally ready” to return to tennis after doping ban overturned

Tara Moore, the British doubles player, remarked that she is feeling “mentally ready” to make her return to tennis after a two-year long absence due to a doping ban, which was overturned later. The 31-year-old, who had set up a fundraising page to finance her comeback, said, “I am now exonerated and feel mentally ready to take back my Grand Slam positions.”

Badminton

Kidambi Srikanth secures place in Swiss Open Super 300 semi-final; Priyanshu Rajawat crashes out

Kidambi Srikanth, the Indian shuttler, secured his place in the semi-final of the Swiss Open, defeating Chia Hao Lee of the Chinese Taipei in straight games 21-10, 21-14 at St. Jakobshalle in Basel. Although his fellow Indian teammate, Priyanshu Rajawat, crashed out of the tournament after his quarter-final loss in straight games 15-21, 19-21 to Chou Tien Chen of the Chinese Taipei.

Formula One

Max Verstappen secures pole position at Australian GP

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen secured a pole position at the Australian GP in Melbourne after fighting off the stern challenge posed by Carlos Sainz of Ferrari in the first two parts of qualifying. He took the pole position with 0.27 seconds gap, ahead of Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and Lando Norris of McLaren after his teammate Sergio Perez got himself tangled with a grid penalty.