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Poland captain Robert Lewandowski is set to miss their 2024 European Championship opener after suffering a bicep muscle tear.  On Tuesday, June 11, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace against Ireland to ensure a 3-0 win for Portugal in an international friendly at the Aveiro Municipal Stadium.  

Read below to learn more about latest happenings in the sporting world in last 24 hours. 

Football

Robert Lewandowski to miss Poland’s Euro 2024 opener due to injury

Poland captain Robert Lewandowski is set to miss their 2024 European Championship opener after suffering a bicep muscle tear. The Polis striker will remain out from the team that will take on the Netherlands on June 16. The 35-year-old suffered the injury during his side’s friendly against Turkey, where they Poland registered a 2-1 win over the rivals. After the Netherlands, Poland will take on Austria on June 21 and France on June 25. In the friendly against Turkey, Lewandowski was substituted after just 33 minutes in what was his 150th international appearance as Poland played their final warm-up game before the commencement of Euro 2024.

AIFF writes to FIFA to call for investigation over Qatar’s controversial goal in WC qualifier

AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey issued a strong worldly statement regarding Qatar’s controversial goal against India in the World Cup qualifier. He said, “Victory and defeat are a part and parcel of the game, we have learned to accept it gracefully, although one of the two goals scored against India yesterday night left a few questions unanswered. We have written to FIFA Head of Qualifiers, AFC head of referees, AFC head of competitions, and the match commissioner, regarding grave supervision error that practically cost us a place in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers round 3.”

Erik ten Hag to continue as Manchester United manager after season review

Erik ten Hag will continue has managing Manchester United manager. Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s season review concluded that Ten Hag deserves to continue as the coach owing to his record of two trophies in two seasons, his development of Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho. While the revie entered a third week, the club wanted to make the correct decision regarding Ten Hag and are certain that they have done so. United considered several alternatives as potential candidates who could replace Ten Hag, including Ipswich Town’s Kieran McKenna, Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, Roberto De Zerbi, Brentford’s Thomas Frank, Wolves’ Gary O’Neil and Gareth Southgate, the England manager.

Cristiano Ronaldo sets his eyes on Euro 2024 opener after scoring brace against Ireland

On Tuesday, June 11, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace against Ireland to ensure a 3-0 win for Portugal in an international friendly at the Aveiro Municipal Stadium. After a splendid performance, the 39-year-old spoke in the post-match about how he wants to start the UEFA Euro 2024 campaign for the national team in the best possible way against Czechia. In the 50th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo put the ball in the back of the net with his weaker left foot, curling it from the right wing into the far corner. Just 10 minutes later, the Portuguese footballing maestro scored another goal from his left, putting it past the left of the Irish goalkeeper.

Paul Scholes reacts to reports of Erik ten Hag continuing as Man United manager

After the Manchester United co-owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his advisers at INEOS, conducted the season review, it was reportedly decided that Erik ten Hag will stay as the manager of the club. Paul Scholes took to his official Instagram account to post a story about Manchester United’s reported decision to keep their association with Erik ten Hag. He wrote, “Nice to wake up to this news although I did think [Crystal Palace] away felt like the end. Major improvements [are] needed but at least we have a bit of continuity and don’t have to wait for a new regime to settle in.”

World Cup Qualification CAF

Angola 1-1 Cameroon

Congo 0-6 Morocco

Gabon 3-2 Gambia

Brazil Serie A

Atletico GO 2-2 Corinthians

Juventude 1-1 Vitoria

Japan Cup

Nagoya Grampus 0-1 Japan Soccer College

Tennis

I didn’t give Novak Djokovic respect he deserved – neither did my fans: Roger Federer

Roger Federer opened up on his early impressions of Novak Djokovic and said” I played him in Monaco the very first time (Federer won 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in 2006), and I walked off the court and thought, ‘Yeah, he’s OK. Even though there was some hype around him, I wasn’t really fully convinced. I think I didn’t give Novak the respect he deserved because of his technical flaws. I felt like Novak had a very extreme forehand grip, and his backhand for me wasn’t as fluid as it is nowadays.” 

Carlos Alcaraz’s agent Albert Molina opens up on persuading Juan Carlos Ferrero to coach Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz’s agent Albert Molina opened up about the time he tried to persuade Juan Carlos Ferrero to coach a 15-year-old Alcaraz. He said, "I had been telling him for a long time that I had a 14-year-old boy who I saw different things about. And we talked about how to introduce Carlos [Alcaraz] to the academy punctually because he was a plus in terms of training, technicians. At that time, [Juan Carlos] Ferrero was training [Alexander] Zverev and I couldn't push him much either.”