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Sports News Highlights June 11: India Out Of 2026 FIFA World Cup Race After 1-2 Loss To Qatar

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 continued and today Pakistan finally won defeating Canada in a largely one-sided encounter at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. In football, news and updates kept coming from Euro 2024 teams as the likes of France, England among others geared up for the European Championship. The biggest news of the day was India getting eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualification race after a controversial 1-2 loss to Qatar. In badminton, Satwik-Chirag pairing lost the top spot and slipped to third in world doubles rankings. Check the highlights from the sports world on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 right here

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Sports Highlights, June 11, 2024

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 continued and today Pakistan finally won defeating Canada in a largely one-sided encounter at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. In football, news and updates kept coming from Euro 2024 teams as the likes of France, England among others geared up for the European Championship. The biggest news of the day was India getting eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualification race after a controversial 1-2 loss to Qatar. In badminton, Satwik-Chirag pairing lost the top spot and slipped to third in world doubles rankings. Check the highlights from the sports world on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 right here

EURO 2024: NED's Frenkie De Jong Ruled Out Due To Injury

ICC T20 World Cup 2024, SA Vs BAN: Hridoy Not Happy With Umpiring

Bangladesh batter Towhid Hridoy was not happy with the umpiring during the SA vs BAN, T20 WC match. The batter was speaking about the decision during the 17th over when a ball from Ottneil Baartman hit Mahmudullah's pad and ran down to the fine leg fence for a four. The umpire raised his finger, only to be overturned upon reviewing.

"To be honest that was not a good call for us in such a tight match. In my point of view, the umpire gave that out but it was pretty hard on us. Those four runs could have changed the match scenario," Hridoy told reporters following the game.

Monday's African World Cup Qualifying Results

  • Burkina Faso 2-2 Sierra Leone (Group A)

  • Guinea-Bissau 1-1 Egypt (Group A)

  • Benin 2-1 Nigeria (Group C)

  • Guinea 0-1 Mozambique (Group G)

  • Somalia 1-3 Botswana (Group G)

  • Uganda 1-2 Algeria (Group G)

  • Equatorial Guinea 1-0 Malawi (Group H)

  • Ghana 4-3 Central African Republic (Group I)

Danni Wyatt Marries Longtime Partner Georgie Hodge

England women's cricketer Danni Wyatt married her longtime partner Georgie Hodge in a romantic wedding. The duo shared some of the snaps on their social media accounts.

Euro 2024: Poland Strikers Robert Lewandowski, Karol Swiderski Injured

Strikers Robert Lewandowski and Karol Swiderski were in doubt for the European Championship after they were injured as Poland beat Turkey 2-1 in a warmup on Monday. Lewandowski set up Swiderski for the opening goal in the 12th minute. But in his celebrations, Swiderski hurt his ankle and had to be replaced. Captain Lewandowski, Poland's all-time leading goal-scorer, lasted until the 32nd when he hurt his right leg and was substituted. (AP)

T20 World Cup: Klaasen Critical Of NY Pitch

If the ICC wants to market T20 cricket in the USA, the pitch and outfield at the Nassau County Cricket Ground isn't a "great selling product", South Africa's flamboyant batter Heinrich Klaasen said.

"Obviously, if you have to showcase it to the world and sell it, I don't think it's a great selling product, but for cricket, it's tight competition. It brings the other teams and the higher teams very close to each other," Klaasen, who scored 46 off 44 balls in team's four-run win said at the post-match press conference. (PTI)

IND's Shooting Squad For Paris Olympics 2024 Announced

𝐏𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐥 -Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Cheema (10m Air Pistol M) -Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan (10m Air Pistol W) -Anish Bhanwal Vijayveer Sidhu (25m RFP M) -Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh (25m Pistol W)

𝐑𝐢𝐟𝐥𝐞 -Sandeep Singh, Arjun Babuta (10m Air Rifle M) -Elavenil Valarivan, Ramita (10m Air Rifle W) -Sift Kaur Samra, Anjum Moudgil (50m Rifle 3 Positions W) -Aishwary Tomar, Swapnil Kusale (50m Rifle 3 Positions M)

Euro 2024: Prince William Meets ENG Football Team

Prince William met with members of England’s men’s soccer team on Monday, giving them a pep talk before they embark to play in the upcoming European Championships (Euro 2024) in Germany.

From left, Jill Scott, Britain's Prince William, Ollie Watkins and Harry Kane during a visit to St George's Park, in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.
From left, Jill Scott, Britain's Prince William, Ollie Watkins and Harry Kane during a visit to St George's Park, in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. Paul Cooper, Pool Photo via AP

IND Vs QAT, FIFA WC 2026 Qualifier Today

The influential Sunil Chhetri's absence will be a difficult void to fill as the Indian football team enters a testing transition phase with a crucial FIFA World Cup qualifying match against heavyweights Qatar today.

The Indian team will be led by the 32-year-old first-choice goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who has so far appeared in 72 internationals and is the most experienced player in the 23-member squad after Chhetri's retirement.

An acid test awaits India as they run into two-time Asian champions Qatar at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, knowing well that a defeat will end their campaign and dash all hopes of securing a maiden entry into the third round of the World Cup Qualifiers.

India remain in the second spot with five points and a goal difference of -3. Afghanistan, who also played out a 0-0 draw with Qatar in their last outing in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, are in third spot with a goal difference of -10, the stalemate making the job much more difficult for Igor Stimac's wards.

India To Host Junior Hockey World Cup In 2025

India will host next year's men's Junior Hockey World Cup, marking the event's return to the country after nine years, the Executive Board of the International Hockey Federation announced on Tuesday. The tournament will be held in December and it will be the first time ever that a Hockey Junior World Cup will include as many as 24 teams. (PTI)

Paris Olympic Games 2024: Indian Tennis Stars Sumit Nagal, Rohan Bopanna Secure Quotas

Indian tennis stars Sumit Nagal and Rohan Bopanna have secured Paris Olympic Games 2024 quotas in tennis thanks to their ATP Rankings in doubles and singles, respectively.

Bopanna is ranked World No. 4 in men's doubles whereas Nagal reached a career-high of 77 following his ATP Challenger title win.

Latest Badminton News: Satwik, Chirag Lose No.1 Ranking

Premier Indian doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who pulled out of their title defence at Indonesia Open last week, slipped two rungs to third in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings on Tuesday.

China's Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang are the new men's doubles No.1s followed by Denmark's Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen, who jumped two places. (PTI)

ISL Transfers: Chennaiyin FC Sign Wilmar Jordan Gil

Chennaiyin FC have signed Colombian striker Wilmar Jordan Gil ahead of the 2024-25 season, the Indian Super League club announced on Tuesday.

The Colombian striker brings a wealth of experience and skill to the club, having been part of ISL for two seasons.

Wilmar made his ISL debut with NorthEast United FC in 2022. He then continued his impressive journey with ISL debutants Punjab FC the following season, scoring eight goals in 15 appearances. (PTI)

Maatsen Joins Netherlands Squad

Chelsea winger Ian Maatsen has been called up to the Netherlands squad for Euro 2024 following the injuries of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and Atalanta's Teun Koopmeiners, who have both been ruled out of the tournament.

Naomi Osaka Wins At Libema Open

Golf: Amateur Atar Vidhatri To Turn Pro On Home Turf

Local star Vidhatri Urs, who has been one of the leading amateurs on the Indian Golf Union circuit, will make her professional debut at her hometown.

The 18-year-old, who has won almost everything on the amateur circuit in India, including the IGU's All India Amateurs, has joined the growing band of young pros willing to start the gruelling journey in the sport.

Vidhatri has already tasted success on the WGAI pro circuit, having won in 2023 in Bengaluru and been close on other occasions. (PTI)

Pakistan Vs Canada, T20 World Cup Live Update

Pakistan win toss and opt to bowl.

Canada (Playing XI): Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Shreyas Movva(w), Ravinderpal Singh, Saad Bin Zafar(c), Dillon Heyliger, Kaleem Sana, Junaid Siddiqui, Jeremy Gordon

Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saim Ayub, Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir

India Vs Qatar Live: Blue Tigers' Starting XI

India Vs Qatar Live: QAT Starting Lineup

Ellethy (GK); Farhat, Gouda, Al Hadhrami; Mohialdin, Mohammadali, Al Ahrak, Irfan; Al Rawi, Al Ganehi

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

KICK OFF!

The game begins...

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

3' Qatar get a corner but saved by Gurpreet

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

15’ QAT 0-0 IND

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

32’ QAT 0-0 IND

India get a chance but Qatar keeper saves. Manvir gets a chance but the Qatari keeper is too good there. Chhangte receives the ball on rebound but cant do much.

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

37’ GOAALL! QAT 0-1 IND!

Chhangte gives India the much needed lead.

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

45+4’ QAT 0-1 IND

Alganehi gets a yellow card right before the half-time whistle

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

HALF TIME! QAT 0-1 IND

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE


46' Qatar Sub

IN- Ali Nader OUT- Ellethy

Watch India's Goal

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

58’ QAT 0-1 IND Yellow Card

Brandon Fernandes gets the first card for India

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

64’ QAT 0-1 IND

India subs: IN- Sahal, Colaco OUT- Brandon, Rahim 

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

75’ GOAL! QAT 1-1 IND!

Poor refereeing there! Indians thought the ball was out of play and Yousef Aymen puts the ball inside the net. India protest but to no avail. Qatar have leveled.

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

85’ GOAL! QAT 2-1 IND!


Alrawi gives Qatar lead.

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

Full Time! QAT 2-1 IND

India's 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification journey ends with a controversial loss.

India Vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifier LIVE

Kuwaite defeat Afghanistan 1-0 and join Qatar as the second team to advance to the third round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

That Will Be It From Our Side

Another exciting day for sports lovers ended but another similarly thrilling day comes up tomorrow. Till then bye bye! Thanks for following us. Good Night!

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