Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo shoots the ball during their friendly match against Israel at the Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon on Wednesday. Associated Press
Top-ranked Belgium and their golden generation face an early reckoning at the European Championship against determined holders Portugal, who clawed their way into the last 16 to set up the potential match of the round on Sunday. The contrast in progress could
Portugal have the European Championship’s all-time leading scorer in Cristiano Ronaldo. Germany have a team full of players who have never even scored once at the continental tournament. They will come up against each other on Saturday.
Lorenzo Insigne says Italy are gunning for Euro 2020 glory in honour of left-back Leonardo Spinazzola, who is out of a tournament he has lit up after injuring his Achilles tendon in the Azzurri’s thrilling quarter-final win over Belgium.
Batting first India reached 116-7 in their 20 overs with Smriti Mandhana (46) and Jemimah Rodrigues (42) putting on 73 for the second wicket. Sri Lanka's chase started badly when they were reduced to 14-3 in the fifth over by a devastating spell from right-arm seamer Titas Sadhu.
The championship will take place in Turkmenistan from October 11–17 and is organised by the UAE Embassy in Turkmenistan, featuring 105 male and female players from teams.
Khorloodoi claimed silver in the women’s 52kg category while Bayanmunkh grabbed bronze in the men’s 66kg category on the opening day of the judo competition.