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Sports News June 21 Highlights: Austria Beat Poland 3-1 In Euro 2024; Hamilton Fastest In Spanish GP FP2

India beat Afghanistan in their T20 World Cup 2024 opening Super 8 match by 47 runs. At UEFA European Championship, Ukraine beat 2-1 Slovakia to keep save themselves from elimination threats. Meanwhile, Austria defeated Poland 3-1 boosting up their hopes of reaching the last 16. All eyes were also on the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix where Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton remianed the fastest in FP1 and FP2, respectively. Check all the highlights from June 21, Friday, right here

Poland's Pawel Dawidowicz heads the ball during a Group D match between Poland and Austria at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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Sports News Highlights, June 21, Friday

It was an action packed Friday! India beat Afghanistan in their T20 World Cup 2024 opening Super 8 match by 47 runs. India beat Afghanistan in their T20 World Cup 2024 opening Super 8 match by 47 runs. At UEFA European Championship, Ukraine beat 2-1 Slovakia to keep save themselves from elimination threats. Meanwhile, Austria defeated Poland 3-1 boosting up their hopes of reaching the last 16. All eyes were also on the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix where Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton remianed the fastest in FP1 and FP2, respectively. Check all the highlights from June 21, Friday, right here

Copa America 2024: ARG Start With A Win

Coco Gauff To Lead US Tennis Team At Paris Olympics

Coco Gauff will lead the U.S. tennis team at the Paris Olympics three years after missing the Tokyo Games because she tested positive for COVID-19.

The 20-year-old Gauff, ranked No. 2, will be joined by No. 5 Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins and Emma Navarro in women's singles, along with Taylor Fritz, Tommy Paul, Chris Eubanks and Marcos Giron in men's singles. (AP)

Pat Cummins Takes First Hat-trick At T20 World Cup 2024

Australia pacer Pat Cummins grabbed the first hat-trick of the ongoing T20 World Cup during the team's Super Eights match against Bangladesh.

The 31-year-old removed Mahmudullah and Mahedi Hasan off the last two deliveries of the 18th over and then returned to dismiss Towid Hridoy off the first ball of the last over to claim the seventh hat-trick in T20I World Cups. He finished with figures of 3/29.

T20 World Cup 2024: AUS Beat BAN By 28 Runs (DLS)

Australia beat Bangladesh by 28 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis (DLS) method in their rain-interrupted Super Eights match of the T20 World Cup.

Opting to field first, Australia restricted Bangladesh to 140 for eight with senior pacer Pat Cummins (3/29) grabbing this tournament's first hat-trick.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa picked up two wickets, while skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto (41) and Towhid Hridoy (40) were the main contributors for Bangladesh with the bat. In reply, Australia raced to 100 for two in 11.2 overs with opener David Warner striking an unbeaten 35-ball 53 when rain stopped play. (PTI)

Serbia FA Threatens To Quit Euros

Serbia football officials threatened their team could quit the European Championship after they were offended by fan chants reportedly heard during the Albania-Croatia match.

The game on Wednesday ended 2-2 in Hamburg, and Albanian and Croatia fans were reportedly heard teaming up during play to sing a slogan in Serbian.

Hours after Serbia played its second group match Thursday, against Slovenia in Munich, European body UEFA said it asked an in-house investigator to look at the allegations. (AP)

Stefanos Tsitsipas Exits Halle Open

Jan-Lennard Struff made tidy work of Stefanos Tsitsipas a day after a marathon three-set victory at the grass-court Halle Open.

The 34-year-old German won 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal match against top-ranked Jannik Sinner. It’s the first time in 11 appearances at Halle that Struff has reached the last eight. (AP)

Tour De France Update

Two-time Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard has recovered in time to defend his title next week although there are still doubts about his ability to be competitive.

Vingegaard was seriously injured in a crash in April but will be on the starting line next week when the race kicks off from Italy, the Danish rider's Visma-Lease a Bike team said on Thursday.

His trusted teammate Wout van Aert, who broke his collarbone and several ribs in March in another crash, will also race in support of Vingegaard.

The three-week Tour starts on June 29 in Florence. (AP)

Chirag-Satwik Talk About Medals At Paris Olympics

A medal prospect at the upcoming Paris Olympics, the crack team of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty say they are well equipped to handle the pressure of expectations as they "view it positively".

"We take it as a responsibility to make the Indian flag fly high at the Olympics. We will work hard to achieve that," Rankireddy said.

Shetty, unfazed by the pressure, aims to channel it positively to stay focused on their goals. "Pressure is there, but we view it positively." (PTI)

T20 World Cup 2024: BAN Skipper Vows To Win Remaining Super 8 Matches

Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto acknowledged that his batters have been underperforming in the T20 World Cup but promised better showings with the bat in their remaining Super Eights matches including the next one against India.

"The next two matches are important. There is a lot to gain from them. If we can win them, we will be in a better condition. We will play to win every match," Shanto said at the post-match press conference. (PTI)

Sri Lanka Women vs West Indies Women Live Score

West Indies women have been set a target of 276 by Sri Lanka women in the third and final WODI.

SLW 275/6 (50)

Wales Sack Manager Rob Page

Post their disappoint UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying campaign, Wales FA have sacked manager Rob Page.

Retired Azzurri Star Roberto Baggio Robbed At Home

Retired Italy star Roberto Baggio was robbed at gunpoint at his home while watching the national team's game against Spain at the European Championship

At least five armed robbers burst into Baggio's villa near the northern city of Vicenza around 10 pm, according to Italian media reports. One struck Baggio on the head with the butt of a gun when the former soccer player confronted them.

The robbers locked the 57-year-old Baggio and his family in a room while they stole jewellery, watches and cash. (AP)

Latest Indian Football News: The Sooner Kalyan Chaubey Leaves, The better For Indian Football, Says Stimac

Ousted India football coach Igor Stimac on Friday launched a stinging attack on AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey, saying the sooner he leaves the post, the better it would be for the future of football in the country where the globally-loved sport is not growing at all.

The sooner Kalyan Chaubey leaves AIFF, the better it is for Indian football," Stimac said.

"Football is the most popular sport in the world, but India is the only place where football is not growing," he added. (PTI)

ISL: Jayesh Rane Signs Contract With Mumbai City FC

Midfielder Jayesh Rane on Friday signed a one-year contract with Indian Super League Cup winners Mumbai City FC for the upcoming season on free transfer after his contract ended with the Bengaluru FC.

Rane is the only player in ISL history to have won the trophy with three different teams.

He was a member of Chennaiyin FC’s side which won the ISL in 2016 and lifted the trophy again with Atletico de Kolkata in 2019-20. Rane lifted the ISL trophy again with Mumbai City FC last year. (PTI)

Euro 2024 Matches Tonight

Slovakia vs Ukraine - 6:30 PM IST

Poland vs Austria - 9:30 PM IST

Netherlands France - 12:30 AM IST (June 22, Saturday)

Spanish Grand Prix FP1 Updates 

Euro 2024 Live: Slovakia Vs Ukraine Begins!

After shocking Belgium in their opening game, Slovakia will now aim to upstage Ukraine as the two teams meet in their Group E match of the UEFA Euro 2024 today at the Dusseldorf Arena in Dusseldorf.

Live Streaming Details:

The Euro 2024 football match will be available to telecast live on Sony Sports TV channels and live stream on Sony Liv App and website.

Slovakia Vs Ukraine, Euro 2024 Live Updates: Half Time

Ivan Schranz has scored the only goal of the match within half time to give Slovakia 1-0 lead over Ukraine.

Slovakia Vs Ukraine, Euro 2024 Live Updates: Level! 

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

Out of nowehere, Ukraine's Mykhailo Mudryk appeare turn the tides. He goals from 12 yards in the last few minutes for his side to level.

Mumbai Emirates Retained Players

Euro 2024: Ukriane Beat 2-1 Slovakia 

Ukraine sealed a memorable win and saved themselves from facing elimination threats. Mykola Shaparenko scored the equaliser against Slovakia and and then substitute Dennis Bergkamp Roman Yaremchuk set up a marvellous winning goal.

Spanish GP FP2 Live: Lewis Hamilton Fastest!

Lewis Hamilton recorded the fastest FP2 ahead of the 2024 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix beating Ferrari's Carlos Sainz by a scant 0.022 seconds. Lando Norris, Pierre Gasly and Max Verstappen completed in the top five. 

Poland vs Austria, Euro 2024 Live: Half Time

Poland 1-3 Austria, Euro 2024 Live: GOALS!

Out of nowhere, Alexander Prass of Austria netted a beautiful goal to give his side 2-1 lead against Poland after carrying the ball a few yards. And then, due to Marko Arnautovic's nod on onrushing Sabitzer. This penalty was well used, as the Austrian forward scored another goal for the team to take a good lead of 3-1.

 Euro 2024: Austria Beat Poland 3-1

Team Austria secured a stunning 3-1 win over Poland with the help of late goals by Christoph Baumgartner and Marko Arnautovic. This must have boosted the Austrian's hopes of reaching the last 16.

Done For The Day

That's all from our side, let's come tomorrow to check the impotant headlines from the sports world. Till then, Good Night!

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