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In the world of football, Netherlands put up a dominating show to defeat Poland in the UEFA EURO 2024. The other matches saw Denmark draw with Slovenia while England beat Serbia 1-0. In another big news, Kylian Mbappe confirmed that he will skip Olympics due to Real Madrid commitments. Apart from football, in tennis, Great Britain named their seven-member team for the upcoming Summer Games. 

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


Wout Weghorst scores winner as Netherlands register 2-1 win over Poland in EURO 2024

Super-sub Wout Weghorst scored the winner Netherlands defeated Poland 2-1 to start its Euro 2024 campaign on a victorious note. The sides clashed against each other on Sunday, at June 16 at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg. Poland were without its captain and highest goal-scorer Robert Lewandowski. The game saw the Polish squad gain an early lead when Adam Buksa scored a header.

Kylian Mbappe to skip Paris Olympics 2024 due to Real Madrid commitments

France captain Kylian Mbappe has confirmed that he will not be playing in the Paris Olympics 2024. Speaking in a press conference at the Euros, the mercurial footballer said that his new club Real Madrid are against the idea. The 25-year-old had said in March that he was keen on playing at the Olympics, which is being hosted by France this year. 

Aston Villa’s Alisha Lehmann & Douglas Luiz to join Juventus: Reports

Aston Villa couple Alisha Lehmann and Douglas Luiz are reportedly involved in a first-of-its-kind double transfer deal. Luiz has agreed personal terms with Juventus and the transfer is on the verge of completion. But alongside Douglas Luiz’s move, the transfer of his girlfriend and Aston Villa women’s team star Alisha Lehmann is also in the works as per Juventusnews24.com.

Hamburg Police shoot axe-wielding man ahead of Euro 2024 match

In the build-up to the UEFA Euro 2024 Group D clash between Poland and Netherlands at the Volksparkstadion, the Hamburg Police shot down an axe-wielding man on Sunday, June 16. As per the city police force, the man attacked the officer with an axe in an area filled with football supporters of both Poland and Netherlands.

Major football results

UEFA Euro 2024:

Slovenia 1:1 Denmark

Serbia 0:1 England

Poland 1:2 Netherlands

International Friendlies:

Ecuador 2:1 Honduras

Panama 0:1 Paraguay

US Major League Soccer:

Montreal 0:0 Real Salt Lake

New York RB 0:0 Nashville SC

Orlando City 1:3 Los Angeles

Philadelphia Union 1:2 Inter Miami

Toronto 1:4 Chicago Fire

LA Galaxy 4:2 Sporting KC


Andy Murray “not 100 percent sure” to play 2024 Paris Olympics

Andy Murray, who was granted an International Tennis Federation (ITF) place to compete at the Summer Games despite a ranking of 97 as he is the former Grand Slam and Olympic winner. The 37-year-old, however, is “not 100 percent sure” to feature at the quadrennial games. “I am not 100 percent sure. It depends a little bit physically how I am doing,” Murray told reporters at the Queen’s Club.

Other Sports

Bhajan Kaur earns 2024 Paris Olympics quota in women’s recurve archery

On Sunday, June 16, Indian women recurve archer, Bhajan Kaur clinched a gold medal at the final Olympic Qualifier tournament in Antalya, Turkey. Moreover, with her gold medal finish, she confirmed India’s first women’s individual recurve archery quota. The 18-year-old prodigy became only the second Indian archer to secure a spot at the Paris Games, following Dhiraj Bommadevara in men’s event.

Ankita Bhakat wins Paris 2024 quota for India in archery

On Sunday, June 16, Ankita Bhakat won the Paris 2024 quota for India in women’s recurve archery at the World Archery Final Qualifier in Antalya, Turkey. The 25-year-old defeated Gabrielle Monica Bidaure of the Philippines in straight sets to ensure that India got a quota for the women’s recurve archery competition at the Olympics in Paris next month.

Ferrari wins second consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans 2024 victory

Ferrari made it two in a row as it outlasted Toyota to win a weather-affected 24 Hours of Le Mans with the trio of Nicklas Nielsen, Antonio Fuoco and Miguel Molina crossing the line in the No. 50 car 14 seconds ahead of the No. 7 of Nyck de Vries, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez. The No. 51 Ferrari helmed by Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi rounded out the top three in the latest running of the most iconic sports car race in the world.

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