What happened in sports across the world in last 24 hours?

In the world of football, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has stated that Sandro Tonali has a “high chance” of playing against Wolves, despite the 10-month ban imposed by FIGC for breaching betting rules.  Manchester City banned two fans for mocking the death of former Manchester United icon Sir Bobby Charlton. In the realm of badminton, two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu retired from the French Open 2023 due to a mid-match injury. 

Read below to learn details about these top stories and other happenings in the sporting world in the last 24 hours.


Newcastle manager Eddie Howe states “high chance” for Sandro Tonali to play against Wolves

Despite the announcement from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) that Sandro Tonali is banned from football for 10 months for breaching betting rules, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe stated that there is a “high chance” for him to play against Wolves on the Premier League weekend. He also talked about how Newcastle are awaiting confirmation of the ban on Sandro Tonali, which is yet to be approved by UEFA and FIFA, putting them in a situation in regards to selecting him for the upcoming match.

Lionel Messi gets nominated for Newcomer of the Year award in Major League Soccer

The FIFA World Cup-winning captain of Argentina, Lionel Messi, who plays club football for Inter Miami, has been named as one of the finalists for the Newcomer of the Year award in the Major League Soccer (MLS), alongside the forward Giorgos Giakoumakis of the Atlanta United, and the midfielder Eduard Lowen of the St Louis City. The 36-year-old joined the American football club in July, scoring 11 goals in all competitions, to help them win the inaugural edition of the Leagues Cup.

Saudi Pro League officials to pursue move for Kevin de Bruyne in 2024: Reports

Kevin de Bruyne, the Belgium and Manchester City footballing star, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury, could move to the Saudi Pro League in 2024, as per the report from the Football Insider. It has been revealed that Saudi Pro League officials are hoping to lure the 32-year-old to make the move to the country from next summer onwards.

Chelsea show interest in signing Barcelona midfielder Gavi: Reports

The English club Chelsea has shown interest in signing Gavi, 19, the Spanish rising sensation from Barcelona for £87m, the price tag attached to him, according to the report in Express Sport. The financial troubles of the Catalan giants are well-documented, which is why they are reportedly in need of a big-money sale to become economically stable once again.

Some major results in football are as under:

UEFA Europa League 2023-24

Olympiakos 1-0 West Ham United

Brighton 2-0 Ajax

Liverpool 5-1 Toulouse

Roma 2-0 Slavia Prague

Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 Qarabag

UEFA Europa Conference League 2023-24

AZ Alkmaar 1-4 Aston Villa

Lille 2-1 Slovan Bratislava

Eintracht Frankfurt 6-0 HJK Helsinki

Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 Viktoria Plzen

Saudi Pro League 2023-24

Al-Ittihad 2-2 Al-Hazm

Manchester City ban two minors for mocking death of Sir Bobby Charlton

Manchester City hunted and banned two minors for mocking the death of two young fans for mocking the death of former Manchester United icon Sir Bobby Charlton. The ex-Man United star passed away in the early hours of Saturday, October 21 at the age of 86, while the family announced later in the day that he “passed peacefully”. However, some City fans sang ‘offensive chants’ during the half-time clash during their Premier League clash against Brighton. 

Prosecutors close criminal proceedings against FIFA boss Gianni Infantino

Prosecutors have closed criminal proceedings against FIFA boss Gianni Infantino. The proceedings against Infantino opened in July 2020 over an alleged secret meeting with former Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. The prosecutor confirmed on Thursday, October 26, that their investigations were invalidated against Infantino. Infantino was elected as the FIFA Chief in 2016 after the body became deeply involved in several corruption cases. 

Asian Para Games 2023

PM Modi congratulates Indian para-athletes for crossing 72-medal mark in Asian Para Games 2023

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian para-athletes for scripting history by crossing the 80-medal mark at the fourth Asian Para Games 2023 in Hangzhou, the Republic of China. The Indian athletes surpassed their previous editions’ records to extend their medal tally beyond 80 with a total of 18 gold medals at the continental showpiece.

Satwik-Chirag duo bows out of French Open 2023 R16

The Indian ace pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out of the French Open 2023 on October 26, Thursday. The newly crowned world number 1 duo slumped to their Indonesian rivals 232. The Asian Games gold medallists went down 23-25, 21-19, 19-21 in a thrilling neck-to-neck contest. They were coming on the back of a win over World No. 34 Lucas Corvee and Ronan Labar in the Round of 32. 

India’s campaign at French Open 2023 ends as PV Sindhu retires mid-match

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu retired midway through her Round of 16 clash at the French Open 2023 on October 26, Thursday. Sindhu was locking horns with Thailand’s Supanida Katethong after clinching the first-round win 21-18. However, at 1-1 in the second game, the two-time Olympic medallist stretched herself far too much, which resulted in a knee injury. 


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