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

In the world of football, after the parents of Luis Diaz were kidnapped in Colombia, Liverpool have released a statement in which they talked about prioritising the welfare of their star footballer. Red Bull driver Sergio Perez’s father Antonio Perez dismissed rumours of rift between his son and teammate Max Verstappen. Additionally, India defeated Thailand 7-1 in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023 final.

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


Liverpool release statement on Luis Diaz’s parents getting kidnapped in Colombia

On Saturday, October 28, Luis Diaz’s parents got kidnapped in his native Colombia, and while his mother was rescued shortly afterwards, the search for his missing father was still ongoing, as per Gustavo Petro, the President of the country. It led to Liverpool releasing a statement about the incident and said, “It is our fervent hope that the matter is resolved safely and at the earliest possible opportunity,” while stating that the welfare of Luis Diaz “will continue to be our immediate priority.”

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany links wait for VAR decision to “going to the casino”

During Burnley’s defeat to Bournemoth by 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium, the VAR needed more than five minutes to confirm the original on-field call of disallowing the late goal from Jay Rodriguez. In the post-match chat, the manager of Burnley, Vincent Kompany talked about the wait for VAR to make the decision, and said, “It’s sometimes like going to the casino and putting all your chips on black or red. I could see them changing angles, drawing different lines. Sometimes the line turned up green, which means it’s onside, and sometimes it turned out red, which means it’s offside.”

Barcelona to investigate allegations of racial abuse against Vinicius Jr during El Clasico

During the Real Madrid’s win over Barcelona 2-1 in El Clasico at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, Vinicius Jr, was a victim of alleged racial abuse once again in Spain, when he was substituted in added time. Barcelona released a statement after the match about the matter, which read, “FC Barcelona will always defend the values of football and sport, such as respect for the opponent, and we will investigate any racist insult that may have occurred.”

Manchester City set asking price of £50m for Kalvin Phillips: Reports

Kalvin Phillips, who arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Leeds United for £42m in 2022, is reportedly one of the players Manchester City to offload at a profit. They have set a price tag of £50m on the English midfielder as per the report from The Mirror, in spite of the fact that he has started just five matches in his 15-month tenure at the club.

Some major results in football are as under:

Premier League 2023-24

Chelsea 0-2 Brentford

Arsenal 5-0 Sheffield United

Wolves 2-2 Newcastle

La Liga 2023-24

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Cadiz 2-2 Sevilla

Bundesliga 2023-24

Bayern Munich 8-0 Darmstadt

RB Leipzig 6-0 Klon

Serie A 2023-24

Lecce 0-1 Torino

Juventus 1-0 Hellas Verona

Ligue 1 2023-24

Lens 4-0 Nantes

Saudi Pro League 2023-24

Al-Fayha 1-3 Al-Nassr

Al-Wehda 2-3 Al-Ittifaq

Major League Soccer 2023-24

Philadelphia Union 3-1 New England Revolution

Formula One

Best driver in the world right now is Max Verstappen: Sergio Perez’s father Antonio Perez

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez’s father Antonio Perez dismissed rumours of rift between his son and teammate Max Verstappen. Addressing the rift reports, Perez said that Verstappen is the best teammate his son has ever had. Antonio said, “Checo will definitely drive with Max in the same team for another 10 years. And in these 10 years, Checo might win a World Championship. I like that my son competes with the best driver in the world. And the best driver in the world right now is Max Verstappen.”

Max Verstappen expected better Red Bull qualifying for Mexico City Grand Prix 

Red Bull racer Max Verstappen admitted that he expected his Red Bull to improve more as qualifying for the Mexico City Grand Prix. Verstappen said, “It’s always difficult to tell. I’m not a part of their team, so I don’t know what’s going on. I personally just expected it to be a little bit better in the evolution though qualifying from our side, and I think that’s where we were lacking a little bit.”


I still need to bring my best tennis on court: Aryna Sabalenka

World number 1 tennis player Aryna Sabalenka said that she is trying to be the same player she was before winning her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open and reaching number 1 ranking. The Belarusian said, “It’s not changing anything. I still need to work hard. I still need to bring my best tennis on court. I think I even need to work more because right now I feel like I’m a target for everyone. It’s not changing anything. I’m still working hard, trying to improve.” 

Borna Coric, Dan Evans among five players to withdraw from ATP Finals 2023

Five players have withdrawn from the ATP Finals, which is set to begin on November 12 in Paris. The names of those players include Borna Coric, Dan Evans, Denis Shapovalov, Pablo Carreno Busta and Cameron Norrie. While Coric didn’t reveal the official reason for withdrawing from the tournament, other players have taken their names out of the tournament due to their injuries. 


India defeat Thailand 7-1 to clinch Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023

India secured a comfortable 7-1 win over Thailand in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023 at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Indian goals came from Monika (7’), Salima Tete (15’), Sangita Kumari (29’, 45’, 45’), Deepika (40’) and Lalremsiami (52’). On the other hand,  Samanso Supansa (22’) scored Thailand’s only goal. 


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