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England reach EURO 2020 quarterfinals after beating Germany

England beat Germany 2-0 on Tuesday to reserve their place in the UEFA EURO 2020 quarterfinals.

Argentina, Chile book place in Copa America quarterfinals

Argentina and Chile advanced to the 2021 Copa America quarterfinals on Monday.

Azerbaijani wrestler wins bronze at 2021 Poland Open

Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Hajimurad Hajiyev has taken a bronze medal at the 2021 Poland Open Wrestling event held in Warsaw.

Tokyo Olympics fans need inoculations or coronavirus test: report

Tokyo Olympics fans may have to be vaccinated or test negative for coronavirus before being allowed into venues, a Japanese newspaper report said Monday.

Barcelona president says Messi deal extension talks 'going well'

Barcelona Chairman Joan Laporta confirmed Friday that talks over a new deal with team captain Lionel Messi are going well but are not done yet.

Europa League: Villarreal beats Man United on penalties to claim title

The penalty shootout was going badly for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in the Europa League final, beaten by every Villarreal player who stepped up to the spot.

Atletico Madrid clinch Spanish La Liga title

Atletico Madrid clinched the Spanish La Liga title with a 2-1 away victory against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Tottenham left reeling after Harry Kane tells club he wants to leave this summer

Harry Kane has let it be known to Tottenham Hotspur that he wants to leave the club in the summer. The striker expressed his frustration at the end of last month at a continued inability to achieve his ambition of winning major trophies at Spurs in comments that felt like the first step of an exit strategy.

Portugal to host Champions League final

UEFA on Thursday said the 2021 Champions League final on May 29 will be played in Portugal rather than Turkey due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Milan hammer Juventus 3-0 in Serie A

Milan thrashed Juventus 3-0 in a highly anticipated Serie A clash on Sunday.

Japan to extend Covid emergency in Tokyo as Olympics loom

Japan is to extend a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until at least the end of the month in an attempt to arrest a surge in cases less than 80 days before the start of the Olympics.

Nadal starts in Madrid with easy win as Barty reaches women's semifinals

Spain's number one seed, Rafael Nadal began his Mutua Madrid Open campaign with an easy win over fellow countryman, Carlos Alcaraz's 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday.

Barca meal could spell trouble for Messi after possible health protocol breach

Both La Liga and the Catalan regional health authorities have opened an investigation into a meal organized for the Barcelona first team squad by Leo Messi at his house on Monday.

Romelu Lukaku goads Zlatan in thinly-veiled jibe as Inter Milan revel in first Serie A title in 11 years

Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku took a swipe at AC Milan rival Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the big Belgian claimed bragging rights as his team won a first Serie A title since 2010.

Lionel Messi buys luxury apartment worth £5M

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has reportedly splashed out £5 million on a Miami apartment, fuelling speculation of a move to the MLS, Baku Tribune reports citing republicworld.

Tokyo 2020 to decide on limits for spectators in April

Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee President Seiko Hashimoto said on Monday that the committee will decide on rules for limiting spectators in April, Baku Tribune. reports citing Reuters.

Tennis superstar Nadal wins Barcelona Open

Spanish tennis superstar on Sunday Rafael Nadal was crowned the winner of the 2021 Barcelona Open, Baku Tribube reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

From the Olympics…

As the pandemic continues to play havoc with the Tokyo Olympics, event organisers reported the first infection from the nationwide torch relay on Thursday — a policeman tested positive for Covid-19 a day after his assignment last week at the Olympic torch relay.

Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir to officiate at EURO 2020

Turkish football referee Cuneyt Cakir will officiate at the UEFA EURO 2020, the European football's governing body said on Wednesday.

UEFA President's salary increased to €2.19 mln. in 2019-20

The UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin earned €2.19m in 2019-20, a gross increase of €450,000 from the previous year, according to Calcio & Finanza, Baku Tribune reports citing Football Italia.

Tokyo-2020: Argentina is in the same group with Spain and Brazil with Germany

The football draw for the 2020 Olympic Games took place at FIFA's headquarters today, with South Africa's U23 side finding out who they will face at the showpiece, Baku Tribune reports citing Soccerladuma.

Football Super League project to be reshaped, says statement

The mooted football Super League project will be reviewed after six English football clubs decided to withdraw, according to a press statement from the organization, journalist Rob Harris wrote on Twitter, Baku Tribune reports citing AP.

Spain: Government comes out against Europe Super League

Spain’s government on Monday condemned the creation of a breakaway football league, seeking a way to defuse a major shakeup in the world of professional sports.

F1: Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Red Bull-Honda's Dutch driver Max Verstappen won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in the second round of the 2021 Formula 1 season on Sunday.

Man City player auctions his jersey for girl's surgery

Manchester City football club's German midfielder of Turkish descent Ilkay Gundogan put his match worn shirt up for auction Thursday to help a young girl battling a rare skeletal disorder.

Tokyo Olympics may be cancelled If situation around Covid-19 worsens

The Secretary-General of Japan's ruling party has said that the Tokyo Olympics may be canceled if the situation around the COVID-19 deteriorates, Baku Tribune reports citing Kyodo News Agency.

Azerbaijani boxer beats Armenian rival

Azerbaijani boxer beats Armenian rival at 2021 AIBA Youth World Championships, reports Baku Tribune.

British cyclist claims 2nd leg of Tour of Turkey

British cyclist Mark Cavendish won the second stage of the 56th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, the Tour of Turkey announced Monday.