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In the world of football, Bayern Munich appointed Vincent Kompany as their new manager on a three-year deal to replace Thomas Tuchel. Olympiakos became the first Greek team to win a European trophy, defeating Fiorentina by 1-0 in the UEFA Europa Conference League final. Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa defeated Magnus Carlsen for the first-time in classical at the Norway Chess 2024.

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


Bayern Munich appoint Vincent Kompany as new manager

Vincent Kompany got appointed as the new manager of Bayern Munich, signing a three-year deal to replace Thomas Tuchel. After assuming the managerial role with the German club, the 38-year-old said, “My mentality is that I never haven't ever worked for a top club in my head. A top club is the environment you create. It's the mentality you have towards your job in good and bad times, that's what defines working at the top level.It already feels like home.”

Olympiakos became first Greek team to win UEFA Europa Conference League

Olympiakos defeated Fiorentina 1-0 in the UEFA Europa Conference League final at the AEK Arena in Athens, to become the first Greek side to win an European trophy. The winner came in the 116’ minute from the head of Ayoub El Kaabi’s, which was confirmed after a lengthy check from the Video Assistant Referee, sending the crowd into a pandemonium.

Manchester United target Jarrad Branthwaite to bolster their defence this summer: Reports

Manchester United are reportedly targeting the Everton defender, Jarrad Branthwaite, to bolster their defence in the summer, as per the report from Sky Sports. The 21-year-old is valued in the region of £60m-£70m by Everton, who are likely to sell one of their main assets before the end of next month to comply with the PSR.

New Liverpool manager Arne Slot keen to bid on Ollie Watkins: Reports

Arne Slot, the new Liverpool manager, is reportedly keen on making a bid for the Aston Villa forward, Ollie Watkins, to have him as a replacement for Darwin Nunez in the squad, according to the Sun report. During the impressive Premier League campaign for Aston Villa last season, Ollie Watkins scored 19 goals, emerging as one of the top striking options for teams in Europe.

Some major results in football are as under:

International Women Friendlies

Guatemala 4-3 Chile

Mali 9-0 Seychelles

UEFA Europa Conference League 2023-24

Olympiakos 1-0 Fiorentina


Iga Swiatek defeats Naomi Osaka in French Open classic

The world number one, Iga Swiatek, got the better of Naomi Osaka in three sets 7-6(7-1), 1-6, 7-5, during the second round of the French Open at the Court Philippe-Chatrier. At one stage in the deciding set, Iga Swiatek trailed 2-5, but she found a way to win five straight games to take the match against Naomi Osaka and said, “This match was really intense, much more intense for the second round than I ever expected.”

French Open introduces alcohol ban in stands to stop unruly fan behaviour

The French Open director, Amelie Mauresmo, announced that they are introducing an alcohol ban in stands to put an end to the unruly fan behaviour. The alcohol ban came after David Goffin of Belgium had chewing gum spat at him, while Iga Swiatek of Poland had to plead with fans to keep quiet during points and not shout out during their recent matches.


Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury set for rematch in Saudi Arabia later this year

Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury are set for a blockbuster rematch inside the square circle in Saudi Arabia on December 21 of this year, during the Riyadh Season. After Usyk defeated Fury by a split decision for the undisputed world heavyweight championship at the Kingdom Arena earlier this month, it will be very interesting to see if these two competitors manage to top it in the second clash later this year.


R Praggnanandhaa defeats Magnus Carlsen for first-time in Classical Chess

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, the Indian grandmaster, defeated the former world champion from Norway, Magnus Carlsen, for the first-time in classical chess. The 18-year-old reigned supreme in the third round of the Norway Chess 2024 tournament, taking the sole lead with 5.5 points, half a point ahead of the American Fabiano Caruana.