Daily Sports Headlines December 10, 2022

Daily Sports Headlines December 10, 2022

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Brazil forward Neymar Jr. was inconsolable after Croatia dumped his team out of the FIFA World Cup on penalties in the quarter-final match. One of the finest players of his generation, Neymar Jr. had his heart broken in the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-final against Croatia on Friday. Neymar seemed to have earned his team qualification into the semif-finals in the extra-time but a late equaliser from Bruno Petkovic saw the game head into the penalty shootout instead. When it came to scoring from the spot, Croatia defeated Brazil 4-2 to qualify for the semi-finals. As Brazil’s dream of lifting the World Cup for the 6th time was shattered, Neymar Jr. became hard to console.

Argentina beat the Netherlands 3-4 on penalties, advance to semis.
Ultimately, after the scores were level at 2-2 following extra time, Argentina prevailed in the penalty shootout 4-3. And Messi’s dream to win the World Cup lived on. Goalkeeper Emi Martinez ensured that with spectacular saves in a tense tie-breaker. In the intervening moments of this World Cup classic, there were 13 yellow cards, a Messi assist for the ages, a creative Dutch free-kick in the 100th minute to force extra time, which wasn’t enough to separate the two royalties of international football.

India will aim to save themselves from the embarrassment of a clean sweep in the hands of Bangladesh when they take them on in the 3rd and final ODI of the series on Saturday (December 10). The hosts lead 2-0 in the series and have already sealed the series win. Bangladesh have never inflicted a whitewash on India ever in any format and this provides a golden chance for Litton Das and Co to make it happen. The fact that Rohit Sharma, the India captain, is missing in this last ODI due to a thumb injury means Bangladesh could not have asked for a better moment to make a clean sweep.

India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20.
Australia captain Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney got them off to a strong start in the chase of the 173-run target that India have set for them. The pair put up an opening stand of 73 runs in 8.5 overs before Healy fell to Devika Vaidya. Mooney has since taken charge, helped on a bit by some sloppy fielding from India. Earlier, a late charge by Richa Ghosh, Vaidya and Deepti Sharma helped India get to a total of 172/5.

Morocco faces quarter-final opponents Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on Saturday as the World Cup final approaches. The Atlas Lions defeated Spain before winning decisively on penalties to reach the final four for the first time. At the same time, Cristiano Ronaldo and co were a transformed side after defeating Switzerland in the last 16. Morocco Portugal LIVE Streaming will be done at JioCinema. However, Morocco Portugal LIVE Broadcast will be done on the Sports18 Network.

England fashioned an extraordinary victory on a Rawalpindi road in the first Test against Pakistan, in a display of Ben Stokes’ canny captaincy, but will have a greater challenge of it in Multan. Australia dominated the first Test against West Indies and are looking to do the same in the second. In Bangladesh, India were found wanting as the hosts sealed the ODI series with two victories in a row. With cricket now scheduled for almost every day of the month right up till the early weeks of January, here’s all the stuff to catch up on this week.

IPL 2023 is likely to begin on April 1, while the inaugural season of the Women’s IPL is likely to be played from March 3 to 26 with both tournaments to be played in India. While the BCCI is yet to formalise the dates, it has earmarked a window for the WIPL with the tournament set to start a week after the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup final, which is scheduled to be played on February 26 in Cape Town.

England vs France, FIFA World Cup quarterfinal.
Both England and France have strong squads to choose from and will see key battles decide the outcome of the World Cup quarterfinal. Defending champion France will take on England in a quartefinal clash at the FIFA World Cup on Saturday at the Al Bayt Stadium. Both teams have strong squads to choose from and will see key battles decide the outcome of the game. Here are what could be the deciding match-ups between the teams.

A full complement of the ATP Tour’s best players are set to compete at the first Grand Slam of 2023, as confirmed by the Australian Open entry list released Thursday by Tennis Australia. Defending champion Rafael Nadal will bid for his third Australian Open crown after his historic 2022 triumph, when he battled from two sets down in the final to defeat Daniil Medvedev and win a record-breaking 21st major singles title. The Spaniard enters the 2023 season with a record 22 Slam trophies, with Novak Djokovic right behind him on 21. Djokovic will seek to extend his record of nine AO titles and draw level with Nadal in the overall major count as he returns to the competition for the first time since he beat Medvedev in the 2021 final.

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