Spain’s and Faroe Islands’ players in action during their Euro 2020 Group F match on Sunday. Associated Press
Rodrigo Moreno fired Spain into Euro 2020 with a last-gasp equaliser in Sweden while the Republic of Ireland’s chances of reaching the finals are still in the balance after they fell 2-0 in Switzerland.
As the battle for Euro 2020 supremacy heats up, most matches seem to end up in a tie-breaker with the winner decided in a penalty shootout (“Spain edge Switzerland on penalties to reach semis,” July 3, Gulf Today).
Spain rallied to beat Croatia 5-3 in a round of 16 match and book their spot in the quarters-finals of the Euro Championship on Monday. An own goal by Spain’s Pedri handed Croatia a vital 1-0 lead in the 20 minute.
The closing ceremony was graced by former Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin, as Chief Guest, Dr M Rafiuddin, Convener, BITS Pilani Sports Festival, Prof. Srinivasan Madapusi, Director BPDC, Dr Priti Bajpai, Dean, Student Welfare, and students from various colleges and Media.
The only Thoroughbred race on the card, it was contested by a field of 15 but very few ever managed to land a blow with Bernardo Pinheiro and Rebel Streak setting a decent gallop until Buckell, having pretty much stalked the lead throughout, committed for home entering the short straight.
An unbroken opening century stand by Abid Ali and debutant Abdullah Shafique gave Pakistan a solid platform after bowling out Bangladesh for 330 on day two of the first Test in Chittagong on Saturday.