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Roger Federer pulls out of French Open owning to knee surgery

Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has pulled out French Open to take place in May this year, after undergoing knee surgery.

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Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has pulled out French Open to take place in May this year, after undergoing knee surgery.

Federer announced on his Twitter handle that he had been dealing with pain in his right knee for a “little while.”

The winner of most Grand Slams in Open Era underwent arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday.

Federer will also miss a number of big tournaments before the Paris event, but is hopeful of returning for the grass court tournaments including Wimbledon which takes place after tennis at Roland Garros.

“My right knee has been bothering me for a little while. I hoped it would go away, but after an examination, and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday,” Federer said.

“After the procedure, the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery. As a result, I will unfortunately have to miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open. I am grateful for everyone’s support.

“I can’t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on the grass!”

The 20-time grand slam winner showed signs of injury in the first Grand Slam of the year played in Melbourne, the Australian Open. He eventually lost to the winner and world number one Novak Djokovic.

Federer won his only French Open title in 2009 when 12-times champion Rafael Nadal was defeated in the semi-final stage of the tournament. He has, however, missed the Paris tournament for three years from 2016 before returning to reach the semi finals last year.

Rafael Nadal has a high chance of winning his 13th French Open and equal Roger Federer in terms of total majors won.

Djokovic sits three behind Federer with 17 titles following his victory in Melbourne.
The French Open will be played from May 24 to June 7.

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Football World Cup: Brazil clash with Croatia in quarterfinal, everything you need to know

The Brazilian team’s challenge against Croatia will be to contain the Croatian midfield which is the engine of the team.

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Football World Cup: Brazil clash with Croatia in quarterfinal, everything you need to know

As the Quarter Final of the FIFA 2022, World Cup commences today, the first match of the Quarterfinal will be played between tournament favorites Brazil and Croatia. Brazil, who bulldozed over South Korea in the Round of 16 with a 4-1 win, will now be aiming to continue their bout against Luka Modric and Company.

The match will be played at Qatar’s Education City Stadium on December 9.

The Selecao’s have been considered the potential winning team in the FIFA 2022 World Cup and has considerably performed that way as well. The Thiago Silva-led Brazil will be staking claims for the trophy the team has been dominating throughout the campaign. However, many reports have surfaced that have highlighted the gaps in the Brazilian team.

Croatia on the other hand, hasn’t necessarily been the favorite team in the tournament, however, the World Cup being the last for Real Madrid’s midfielder and Ballon D’or winner has still garnered a lot of support from the fans. The Croatian team, in the round of 16, beat the Japanese side in a shocking win. Japan, who were considered to be the better of the 2 sides, failed to translate the in game confidence when the match moved to Penalty stages.

The Brazilian team’s challenge against Croatia will be to contain the Croatian midfield which is the engine of the team. Croatian midfield consisting of star players like Peresic, Modric, Kovacic, and Pasalic can be enough to make a dent in Brazil. The Brazilian team’s other challenge for the match will be avoiding injuries, especially Neymar’s.

Neymar, who was rulled out of 2 games in the group stages after facing an horrific ankle injury against Camroon returned against Soth Korea and found himself on the scoresheet. Neymar’s presence for the Brazilian team is the key to unlock the door for World Cup Trophy. However, due to him already being vulnerable to injury, the challenge for Brazil will be to keep him injury free in order to win the World Cup. Neymar’s absence is a void for the Selcao’s that can’t be filled with any other player, specially for Brazil who lack the appropriate depth on the bench.

Brazil vs Croatia match: Timing and streaming

The match between Croatia and Brazil is scheduled to be played on December 9 and the match will played at 8:30 pm IST. The streaming platforms where the match can be watched are Jio Cinemas App and Sports 18.

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Football World Cup: Argentina to clash with Netherlands in quarter final, everything you need to know

Another talent that is taking over the headlines from Argentina is Manchester City product Julian Alvarez, who also scored in the Australia match which led to 2-1 win Against Australia.

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Football World Cup 2022

The second match of the Quarter Finals will a battle of the fittest between Lionel Messi and company and the Netherlands on December 10. The Dutch who initially trailed in the group stages of the FIFA World Cup are now looking hopeful after sending USA out of the campaign in the round of 16, however, the real question that arises is will their high hopes are enough against Messi and Company.

Argentina, on the other hand, has been keeping afloat as Lionel Messi continues to showcase his magic in what probably is his last world cup. Lionel Messi’s last dance has inspired the Argentinian team in keeping their eyes on the World Cup Trophy. In the round of 16 fixture against Australia, the Argentinian side pulled ahead as Lionel Messi found himself on the scoresheet.

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Another talent that is taking over the headlines from Argentina is Manchester City product Julian Alvarez, who also scored in the Australia match which led to 2-1 win Against Australia.

However, the challenge now arises as Argentinian’s attack consisting of Lionel Messi, Jullian Alverez and Angel Di Maria will face the likes of strong and big defenders like Virgil van Dijik, De Ligt, Nathan Ake.

The contest between the two teams is anticipated to be a clash of the fittest as Messi, who is playing in the campaign like it is his last dance, is expected to step up to on the big occasion and make history. Despite their elite defence, the Dutch side can fail to find any end product as the Frenkie de Jong-led midfield hasn’t been consistent in rapidly transitioning the defence to attack for the Dutch.

On the attacking end, Barcelona’s Memphis Depay hasn’t been able to get enough playing time in for the club, owing to him being plagued by injuries. The star-striker Depay, who is known for his quick feet, will now go against Lisandro Martinez-led defence, who is known to leave everything out on the field.

The battle between the Netherlands and Argentina will be a riveting as the match will render out the fittest out of the two and find their place in the Semi-Final.

Match Schedule and where you can see it

The match is scheduled to be played at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium on December 10. For the Indian fans the match will start at 12:30 am, which is the eve of December 9. The match will be streamed on Jio Cinemas and sports 18.

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IND vs BAN: Virender Sehwag trolls Team India, says Cryptos se bhi tez gir rahi hai performance

Now India will play the third ODI Will be played on December 10 (Saturday) at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, at 12:30 pm.

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Virender Sehwag trolls Team India

Team India lost the second ODI match against Bangladesh on Wednesday in a clinching battle. Host won the toss and decided to bat first, despite being down to 6 wickets Bangladesh turned tables around and maintains their undefeatable at home series record since 2016.

In 19 overs, Bangladesh had lost six wickets on the score of 69 runs. The Indian bowlers were in excellent touch with Washington Sundar taking three wickets. Siraj took two and Umran took one wicket. All the bowlers bowled economically, but after that Mehdi and Mahmudullah turned the match around. There was a 148-run partnership between the two for the seventh wicket. The pair first batted slowly to put on a half-century partnership and then scored quickly. They two took Bangladesh’s score from 69 to 217.

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And seems like veteran cricketer Virender Sehwag was not at all impressed with Team India batting or bowling. He took to his Twitter account and wrote, “Cryptos se bhi tez gir rahi hai apni performance yaar. Need to shake up and wake up.”

Indian batting

India started it’s innings with Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan as Rohit Sharma had injured his thumb while fielding and was out during the first innings. However, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed quick by Bangladesh bowlers at an unplayable ball. But Shreyas Iyer 82 off 102 and Axar Patel’s 56 off 56 brought Team India back into the contest.

Even Rohit Sharma came to bat with the tail enders to save the match despite being hurt. He scored 51 not out off 28 balls but his valiant effort went in-vain as he nearly took his team home while batting with a broken thumb, India lost the second ODI by 5 runs and with this defeat Bangladesh took a winning lead of 2-0 in the three match-ODI series.

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