Shootout joy for Germany!
Germany advances to the final four of a World Championship for the first time since 2010 after coming from behind to defeat Switzerland in Thursday afternoon’s quarter-final match-up in Riga. A last-minute tying goal saved the Germans in regulation before Marcel Noebels got the decider in a shoot-out.
Incompliant Germany surprising Canada with an unexpected 3:1 making it three straight wins for Germany and three straight losses for Canada. Another surprise at the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Riga, Latvia.
What a show in Madrid! German No. 1 male tennis player Alexander Zverev wrestles down Matteo Berrettini in three narrow sets 6:7 (10:8), 6:4, 6:3 to win the Madrid Masters tennis tournament on red clay ground - after smashing in the previous rounds Spanish clay court master Rafael Nadal and Austrian top five player Dominic Thiem. Zverev seems to be well prepared for the Frensh Open in Paris (tournament from 30th May till 13th June 2021).
Novak Djokovic came all the way back after dropping the first two sets to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the French Open final Sunday for his 19th Grand Slam title.Djokovic’s second trophy at Roland Garros moves him one major championship away from tying the men’s record of 20 shared by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.It also puts reigning Australian Open champion Djokovic halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam, something no man has accomplished since Rod Laver in 1969.The 34-year-old Djokovic eliminated 13-time French Open champion Nadal in a semifinal that lasted more than four hours Friday night. That might be why the 22-year-old Tsitsipas had the upper hand early, and Djokovic looked drained for two sets.Eventually, though, he started making fewer mistakes, got his best-in-the-ga..
Igor Stimac’s India registered their first win in their FIFA World Cup qualifying group by beating Bangladesh 2-0 at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on Monday.Despite dominating the majority of the first half, India were unable to break down the gutsy Bangladesh defence. Chinglensana Singh came close to opening the scoreline in the 35th minute but his header was cleared off the line. In the second half, India upped the ante and finally found their reward through their captain Sunil Chhetri in the 79th minute, who scored off a glancing header.The 36-year-old striker doubled his tally in the injury time with a deft finish with his right foot. With their first victory in 11 matches, the Blue Tigers now have six points from seven matches in Group E and kept their hopes alive of guaranteeing an automatic be..