The United States stunned Pakistan on the way to the last Eight



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The United States seems to be flying for the last few days. Whoever is reading in front is doing the same. After Bangladesh, Canada, today Pakistan is also like that. However, no match in the last month of the United States has spread as much excitement as today. Today's match was played in Super Over. There, the Americans won the test of nerve. The team that made its debut with this World Cup took a big step on the way to the last Eight by defeating Pakistan.

Both teams scored 159 runs in the allotted twenty overs. However, USA set Pakistan a target of 19 runs in the Super Over.

There, Indian-origin pacer Saurav Netravalkar tested his nerves. And that's what made Pakistan the runner-up of 2022 and the champion of 2009. A total of 13 runs were able to pick up for 1 wicket.

Before that, Pakistan lost the toss and went down to bat for 159 runs, picking up 7 wickets. Netravalkar has spread light there too. He took 2 wickets for 18 runs.

The USA, who blew Canada away in the previous match, were in the driver's seat for a long time as they responded. In the end, Pakistan returned to the match with great bowling. However, the bowlers did not get the job done well in the end. Haris Rauf managed a four off his last ball to Nitish Kumar. And in that, the United States scored 159 runs at the cost of 3 wickets.

In the Super Over, Pakistan gave the ball to experienced pacer Mohammad Amir. But he managed 18 runs with 3 wides and bad fielding.

Netravalkar also gave a wide in his super over. But he made a comeback in the next ball. Iftikhar dismissed Ahmed by taking a catch in the hands of Nitish at long off.

USA needed seven runs off the last ball. There Shadab Khan could not take it anymore. After the Super Over thrill, the United States beat the World Cup for the first time in the joy of giant slaying.

Argentina moves to final of Copa America beating Canada



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Argentina has been the most successful team in the Copa America in the last few years. The team has played in the finals in 3 of the last four seasons. Messi raised it to four finals in five seasons. Julian Alvarez and his goals beat Canada 2-0. Gone is another Copa America final.

Argentina took the lead in 22 minutes of the match. Rodrigo Di Paul's great long pass from midfield broke the Canadian defense. The ball goes to the feet of Julian Alvarez. Alvarez dodged the goalkeeper and put the ball into the net.

Even before this, Argentina got a chance. Lionel Messi got the ball outside the box from Angel Di Maria's pass in the 10th minute. He took the shot from there. But it misses the mark a bit.

Chances came after the goal. In the 44th minute, Messi had another chance to score. He took the ball from Angel Di Maria's pass and entered the Canadian box brilliantly. But this time his right foot shot went wide. Messi took another shot in the injury time of the first half. But this time his chip goes over the crossbar.

Canada had a chance from a long throw-in in the last minute of added time. However, Alfonso Davis' shot was blocked by Emiliano Martinez. As a result, Argentina went into the break with a one-goal lead.

In the 88th minute, Argentina almost conceded a goal from a wrong pass. But Amy Martinez came to the rescue of the azure whites with a great save. Canada had another chance in the 90th minute. Tani Oluaseyi misses a header from point-blank range, another goal-scoring opportunity missed by Canada. As a result, equality was not returned to them. Argentina advance to the final of the Copa America.

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England moves to Semi beating Switzerland in tie-breaker



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Harry Kene team defeated Switzerland in the tiebreaker to reach the semi-finals of the competition. England and Switzerland meet in the quarter-finals of the European Championship in Dusseldorf on Saturday night. If the score is tied at 1-1 in extra time after the scheduled time, the match will be played as a tiebreaker. England later won 5-3.

Neither team saw a goal in the first half of the match. After returning from the break, Switzerland got a goal in the 76th minute. Vargas receives the ball just outside the box. Brel Imbola ran onto his extended ball and headed the ball towards the goal post. Switzerland advanced.

After falling behind, England coach Gareth Southgate made three changes. However, Shaka, who was already there, scored the goal. Five minutes after conceding the goal, Shaka received the ball from Declan Rice. He took a shot from outside the box after overcoming two opposing footballers. The ball hit the post and went in. England equalized.

After that, there were no more goals in the scheduled 90 minutes. The Swiss made several good attacks in extra time. In between, Shaqiri was hooking the ball into the net directly from the corner, but the ball hit the post. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made another good save. No team scored until the end.

Cole Palmer scored early in the tiebreaker with a shot. Soon after, Manuel Akanji came in to take the kick for the Swiss and missed. The English went ahead 1-0.

Jude Bellingham scored the second shot. Fabien Schaar came to take the second shot for the Swiss and narrowed the gap with a goal.

English goalscorer Shaka came to take the third shot. He also scored for the Three Lions. Shaqiri scored the third shot for the Swiss to make it 2-3.

Ivan Toney scored in the fourth shot to give England a 4-2 lead. Anthony scored for the Swiss to reduce the deficit to 4-3. When Alexander Arnold scored in the fifth shot, England won 5-3.

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Zia's death is an irreparable loss to the country's sports arena: Papan



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Youth and Sports Minister Nazmul Hasan MP has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sudden death of Bangladesh's famous chess grandmaster Ziaur Rahman. In his condolence message, the minister prayed for the soul of the deceased and expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.

In his condolence message, the minister said, 'Famous chess grandmaster Ziaur Rahman was an internationally renowned chess player of the country. He will be forever remembered for his outstanding contribution to the development of chess in the country as well as the entire sports arena. His death is an irreparable loss to the country's sports. I pray for the salvation of his departed soul.'

Minister of Youth and Sports, President of Bangladesh Cricket Board Mr. Nazmul Hasan Papon went to the deceased's residence in Mohammadpur shortly to console the bereaved family of Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman.

It should be noted that Ziaur Rahman, who won the Grandmaster title in 2002, was the second Grandmaster of Bangladesh. He earned the title of International Master in 1993 and Grandmaster in 2002. He is the second Grandmaster of Bangladesh. The grandmaster won the highest number of 14 titles in the open events of the National Chess Championship. Zia achieved the highest FIDE rating (2570) among Bangladeshi chess players in October 2005.

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Ronaldo's farewell bell sounded, France in the last four



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Kylian Mbappe's France and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal met today in the Euro battle for a ticket to the semi-finals. France had the last laugh in that fight.

After a goalless draw, the French won a penalty shootout 5–3. That's why the team went to the semi-finals of this year's Euro.

The first half of the match was quite hectic. French goalkeeper Mike Mignon made some good saves in the second half. Shots from Bruno Fernandez and Vitinia were Portugal's best chances of the match.

France, however, could not get that close. Kylian Mbappe is still suffering from a broken nose. Coach Didier Desham has to pick him up in extra time like today.

Without him, however, France had no problem in the penalty shootout. All 5 scored from penalties. Portugal's Joao Felix could not. His penalty miss ultimately decided the fate of the match. France went into the last four of the competition after winning 5-3.

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