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In the world of football,  Cristiano Ronaldo established a new goal-scoring record after his last night's heroics against Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League. Furthermore, Belgium, Serbia and Spain have announced their squads for the UEFA Euro 2024, set to be played from June 14 to July 14 in Germany. 

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


Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first-ever league top scorer in four countries

Cristiano Ronaldo established a new goal-scoring record after his last night's heroics against Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League. The 39-year-old record breaker scored a brace on Monday to become the all-time top scorer in a single Saudi Pro League season. Ronaldo also becomes the first player ever to win a top scorer award in four different leagues.

Belgium announce 25-man squad for UEFA Euro 2024; Courtois dropped

Belgium announced 25-member squad for European Championships in Germany on May 28. The squad saw Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne and Jeremy Doku in the team. However, Real Madrid’s star goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ omission left everyone surprised. Belgium have been drawn in Group E alongside Ukraine, Slovakia and Romania. In their season opener, they will clash against Slovakia on June 17 before meeting Romania on June 22.

Serbia announce 26-man squad for UEFA Euro 2024

Head coach Dragan Stojkovic announced the Serbian squad for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany. Veteran midfielder Dusan Tadic has been named the captain with players like Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic, Sergej Milenkovic-Savic of Al-Hilal and Chelsea gloveman Dorde Petrovic being crucial players in this year's continental tournament.

Argentina women's trio quits national team over "humiliating" pay

Last year's FIFA Women's World Cup saw a number of national teams accusing their respective federations of maltreatment compared to their men's teams. Argentina became the latest senior women's team to enter the fray as the players accused the Argentine Football Association (AFA) of "humiliating" pay and inadequate conditioning with three players quitting the national team.

Ronaldo thanks Al-Nassr and former clubs after making history

In the last SPL match of the season for Al-Nassr, Ronaldo scored two goals to help his side win the game 4-2 against Al-Ittihad. With his brace, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner became the first-ever player to win the league's top scorer award in four different countries. Ronaldo took to social media to thank Al-Nassr and his former clubs.

Spain announce provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2024

Three-time Euro champions Spain has announced their 29-member provisional squad that will compete in the UEFA Euro 2024, set to kickstart on June 15. Head coach Luis de la Fuente has included some seasoned players in the squad including Carvajal and Yamal while Fermin Lopez has received his maiden call-up. Spain will start their campaign against Croatia on June 15.

Some major results in football are as under:

Saudi League

Al-Taawoun 1:0 Al Ettifaq

Al Hazm 2:1 Abha

Al Nassr 4:2 Al Ittihad

Al Shabab 3:2 Al Fateh

Al Tai 0:2 Al Akhdoud

Al Khaleej 1:2 Al Riyadh

Al Wehda 1:2 Al Hilal

Al Ahli 1:0 AL Fayha


Alexander Zverev knocks out Rafael Nadal from possible last French Open

German tennis star Alexander Zverev knocked out Rafael Nadal from possibly the last French Open as he registered a straight sets win at the Philippe-Chatrier. Nadal earlier in 2024 openly spoke about possibly retiring from tennis after a few injury-riddled seasons. Nadal suffered a 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 defeat which has now perhaps ended a glorious chapter in his career

It was special: Rafael Nadal after first-round Roland Garros exit

It was an emotional evening at Court Philippe-Chatrier as the 'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal made a shocking first-round exit in Roland Garros 2024 on Monday. Even as Alexander Zverev claimed a straight sets victory, hearts went out to Nadal, who might as well, played his last match of the Grand Slam ever.

Sumit Nagal bows out of Round 1 on French Open debut 

Indian Sumit Nagal’s campaign at the French Open 2024 ended on a sour note as he bowed out of the tournament after his defeat against the 18th seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia on May 27. Khachanov clinched the match 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 in under two hours against Nagal, after the game was initially interrupted by rain. 


Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry and wife Ayesha Curry welcome fourth child

Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry welcomed their fourth child on May 11 while the couple shared a photo of their baby boy, Caius Chai, on Sunday in a joint Instagram post. As the couple announced the birth of their fourth child with a social media post, celebrities and athletes pour wishes in their comments section.