Sports News June 25 Highlights: France Play Out 1-1 Draw With Poland; Austria Knock Netherlands Out Of UEFA Euro 2024

Luka Modric's Croatia bowed out of the UEFA Euro 2024 after Italy's last-gasp equalising goal. Spain beat Albania to keep a hundred per cent record. France finished second after playing out a 1-1 draw with Poland and Austria topped Group D with a 3-2 victory over Netherlands. In cricket, Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh in the final Super 8 fixture of the T20 World Cup 2024 to qualify for the semis. Catch the highlights of all the sports world for Tuesday, 25 June 2024, here

Luka Modric, Croatia players applaud their fans after their exit from the UEFA Euro 2024. AP/Ebrahim Noroozi

Daily Sports News Highlights, June 25, Tuesday

Here are the highlights of all the sporting action from across the globe for Tuesday, 25 June 2024. Luka Modric's Croatia bowed out of the UEFA Euro 2024 after Italy's last-gasp equalising goal. Spain beat Albania to keep a hundred per cent record. France finished second after playing out a 1-1 draw with Poland and Austria topped Group D with a 3-2 victory over Netherlands. In cricket, India beat Australia to book their semi-final spot against England whereas Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh in the final Super 8 fixture of the T20 World Cup 2024 to qualify for the semis. In basketball, the LA Lakers have named television pundit and former player JJ Redick as their new head coach. In swimming, American Olympic swimmer Michael Brinegar was handed a four-year ban for blood doping by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Catch the highlights of all the sports world for Tuesday, 25 June 2024, here.

Copa America 2024, BRA Vs CRC Live Updates

Brazil are 0-0 against Costa Rica in their Copa America 2024 fixture. Marquinhos' goal was earlier ruled offside.

Argentina Squad Celebrate Lionel Messi's Birthday

T20 World Cup, AFG Vs BAN: Afghanistan End Up With 115

Bangladesh can still sneak in the back door if they chase this down in 12.1 overs and eliminate Afghanistan and Australia in the process. The stage is set as the rain has rescinded.

Blood Doping

American Olympic swimmer Michael Brinegar has been banned for four-year for blood doping, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) said. Brinegar, who is the son of former US Olympian Jennifer Hooker Brinegar, has denied the doping allegations.

Copa America 2024, BRA Vs CRC Updates

Brazil started their Copa America 2024 campaign with a dull 0-0 draw against Costa Rica.

Brazil players against Costa Rica
Brazil players against Costa Rica AP/Ryan Sun

Danish FA To Hunt Fans Who Displayed Offensive Banner And Make Them Pay UEFA Fine

Danish officials will seek out the fans who unfurled an offensive banner in the match against England and get them to pay the fine it has been hit with by UEFA.

The Danish Football Association was fined 10,000 euros ($10,700) on Monday because of an abusive banner aimed at UEFA that was displayed in Denmark's 1-1 draw with England at the European Championship on Wednesday.

“We pay the fine, but the most important thing for us, and we are starting to do that now, is that we identify those who have brought in the banner, and then we will pass the bill on to them,” Danish Football Association director Erik Brøgger Rasmussen told TV 2 Sport.

“If we find them, they can pay. We hope that those who might bring a banner with this type of language to the stadium will think twice. After all, it is a bill of 75,000 krone.” (AP)

T20 World Cup 2024: Afghanistan KO Australia To Reach SF

Afghanistan have defeated Bangladesh by 8 runs (DLS) to reach the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024 and in the process eliminated Australia, who lost to India in the earlier Group 1 game.

UEFA Euro 2024: Croatia Star Luka Modric Becomes The Oldest Ever To Score

Modric, at 38 years and 289 days old, scored against Italy on Monday to become the oldest goal-scorer ever at a European Championship. Ultimately it wasn't enough to ensure his team stays in the competition. Mattia Zaccagni scored in the eighth minute of stoppage time for Italy to draw 1-1 and advance to the knockout stage. The previous record was held by Ivica Vastic, who was 38 years, 257 days old when he scored for Austria against Poland at Euro 2008.

UEFA Euros 2024: Today's Schedule


Stanley Cup Final: Panthers Beat Oilers In Game 7, Lift Trophy

Sam Reinhart and Carter Verhaeghe scored goals, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves and the Panthers beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Monday night in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. It was the third title-round appearance in Florida’s 30-year history; it was swept in 1996 by Colorado and routed 4-1 by Vegas last season. And that loss last year was what this team needed. (AP)

ISL Transfers: Chennaiyin FC Sign Nawaz

Chennaiyin FC on Tuesday signed young Manipuri goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz on a two-year contract ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League season. A product of AIFF Elite Academy, Nawaz was previously part of Mumbai City FC and FC Goa. He has earned a reputation as one of the most talented goalkeepers in Indian football with his remarkable performances. (PTI)

Ligue 1: Former Brighton Manager Roberto De Zerbi To Join Marseille

Roberto De Zerbi is poised to become Marseille's new coach after the French league club announced it had reached an “agreement in principle.”

De Zerbi, who left Brighton after two seasons in charge, led the Premier League club to its highest-ever top-flight finish of sixth, then to the pre-quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League.

Marseille said in a statement late Monday that it is “currently working with all parties involved to formalize the arrival of the Italian coach and his staff on the OM bench, and to prepare for his arrival in Marseille in the coming days.”

De Zerbi will replace Jean-Louis Gasset, who retired at the end of the French league season. (AP)

On This Day - June 25, India Lifted The 1983 WC

Today marks the completion of 41 years of India's maiden World Cup victory under the leadership of legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev.

Kapil Dev with the 1983 winning trophy at Lords
Kapil Dev with the 1983 winning trophy at Lords File

F2: Kush Maini Finishes 2nd In Spanish GP Sprint Race

Indian racer driver Kush Maini enjoyed a good weekend at the F2 Spanish Grand Prix, as he grabbed the second spot in the sprint race.

Maini, who drives for Invicta Racing, suffered a wheelspin off the start with Victor Martins of BWT Alpine taking poll on the first corner. (PTI)

I Apologise On Behalf Of Team: Bangladesh Captain Shanto

Bangladesh lost their Super 8 match of the T20 World Cup 2024 agaisnt Afghanistan and saw the curtains fall on their campaign. Aftermath of the elimination, the skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto has apologised to the fans of his nation for their disappointing performance.

"First of all, I would like to say that as a team, we let down all the fans of Bangladesh who follow us and support us. So, I apologise on behalf of the team. As a batting group, we couldn't give the best to the people of the country," Shanto said at the post-match press conference.

Co-Inventor Of DLS Method, Frank Duckworth Dies

Frank Duckworth, the man who developed the DL (Duckworth-Lewis-Stern) method along with Tony Lewis has died on June 21, 2024 at age 84. The DLS method used in the rain-affected cricket matches to determine the results was first used in international cricket in 1997.

Indian Squad For Badminton Asia Junior Championships

The Indian junior badminton team, led by senior national finalist Tanvi Sharma is all set to challenge for a podium finish at the Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2024 to be played in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from June 28. Below is the squad for each division:

(Boys singles) Pranay Shettigar, Dhruv Negi, Rounak Chouhan and Pranauv Ram N

(Boys doubles)Arsh Mohammad/Sanskar Saraswat and Bhargav Ram Arigela/Viswa Tej Gobburu

(Girls singles) Tanvi Sharma, Navya Kanderi, Aalisha Naik and Adarshini Shri NB

(Girls doubles) Gayatri Rawat/Mansa Rawat and Navya Kanderi/Reshika U

(Mixed doubles) Bhargav Ram Arigela/Vennala K and Vansh Dev/Shravani Walekar

Mandhana, HarmanpreetIn ICC Women's ODI Top 10

India vice-captain Smriti Mandhana dropped a rung to fourth spot while skipper Harmanpreet Kaur jumped two places to ninth position in the ICC women's ODI batting rankings issued on Tuesday.

Mandhana has 738 rating points while Harmanpreet garnered 648 points.

Mandhana maintained her place in the top 10 after a stellar outing against South Africa, scoring 343 runs in the three-match series. (PTI)

Women's T20 Asia Cup: India To Play Pakistan In Opener

Defending champions India will open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on July 19 in the Women's T20 Asia Cup to be held in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

The top eight teams of the continent will participate in the tournament from July 19 till July 28.

Unlike last time, this year the eight teams have been divided into two groups. India Pakistan, UAE and Nepal are placed in Group A, while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia are in Group B. (PTI)

Asian Junior Squash: Wins For India 

Yusha Nafees and Dhruv Bopana began their campaign in the 31st Asian Junior Individual Squash Championships on a winning note, defeating their opponents with ease in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Sixth seed Nafees beat local challenger Ubaid Ullah 11-7 10-12 11-5 11-4 in the boys' U-17 category, while Bopana put it past Iranian Amirreza Alvansaz Yazdi 11-4 11-2 11-7 in the boys' U-13 section, according to PTI reports.

Delhi Judoka Tulika Maan Secures Paris Olympics Quota Or India

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Tulika Maan on Tuesday secured a Paris Olympics quota for India in judo, according to the international body's list according to PTI reports.

International Judo Federation (IJF) on Tuesday published a list of judokas who have qualified for the Paris Games and 25-year-old Tulika's name featured in the +78 kg category.

The Delhi girl was ranked 36th with 1345 points.

Euro 2024: Mbappe Will Play France Vs Poland

France soccer star Kylian Mbappe broke his nose in the opener match against Austria and was forced to miss the second match agaisnt the Netherlands. But in the last group match of France, the star will return with a mask on his face.

"No problems with breathing but the way he sees, yes," France manager Didier Deschamps said Monday. "For those who play with a mask, it's not a constraint but it does limit your vision. He wears it because he needs to protect his face in certain incidents that could occur." said

Paris Olympics (Archery): Team Line-Ups 

IND vs ENG, T20 WC: Gaffaney, Tucker to officiate SF Match

New Zealand's Chris Gaffaney and Rodney Tucker of Australia will be the on-field officials for the second semifinal of the T20 World Cup between India and England in Providence, Guyana on Thursday according PTI reports.

Reigning champions England booked their place in the seimfinal with a 10-wicket win against co-hosts USA, while India put the finishing touches to a perfect Super 8s stage with a 24-run win over Australia.

Hanuma Vihari To Continue Playing For Andhra

Indian all-rounder Hanuma Vihari has committed to represent Andhra following assurance from the state's ruling party, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) that his grievances with the state association would be addressed, according to PTI reports.

The 30-year-old had announced in February that he would "never play for Andhra again" as he had lost his "self-respect" after being forced to quit as the team's captain.

Euro 2024: Poland Play Out 1-1 Draw Against France

France finished second in Group D after being held to a 1-1 draw in Dortmund on Tuesday by already-eliminated Poland, thanks to a Robert Lewandowski spot kick that cancelled out a Kylian Mbappe penalty.

In the 56th minute, Mbappe scored his first goal in the European Championship and the first goal by a French player at Euro 2024, dispatching a penalty kick awarded for a careless foul on Ousmane Dembele by Jakub Kiwior.

However, Dayot Upamecano's foul on Polish replacement Karol Swiderksi allowed Lewandowski to equalise from the spot in the 79th minute after Mike Maignan had been ruled to have advanced off his line too early on his initial attempt.

Euro 2024: Austria Beat Netherlands 3-2

Austria defeated the Netherlands to go to the round of 16 as Group D victors, putting on an incredibly outstanding display that will cause others to take notice at Euro 2024.

In spite of suffering a hard draw against France and the Netherlands, Ralf Rangnick's team won two of their three games to take the lead in the standings.

Although the Netherlands had already assured themselves of a spot in the round of 16, they will now advance as one of the top three teams, with France in second place.


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