Mbappe Rules Out Representing France at Paris Olympics

French football star Kylian Mbappe, who recently joined Real Madrid, that he will not represent his country at the upcoming Paris Olympics, which will be held in France, from July 26 to Aug. 11.

Speaking at a press conference Sunday ahead of France’s…


French football star Kylian Mbappe, who recently joined Real Madrid, that he will not represent his country at the upcoming Paris Olympics, which will be held in France, from July 26 to Aug. 11.

Speaking at a press conference Sunday ahead of France’s opening Euro 2024 game on Monday against Austria, Mbappe said that he is committed to Real Madrid’s decision not to participate in the Olympics; wishing the French team success in the tournament to win the gold medals.

Kylian Mbappe joined Real Madrid with a contract extending until 2029, after the expiration of his contract with his former club, Paris Saint-Germain.

The French U-23 team begin their journey at the Paris Olympics by facing the United States.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Real Madrid to Face Atalanta in UEFA Super Cup on August 14

Real Madrid, the reigning UEFA Champions League titleholder, has announced that the match against Italian side Atalanta in the 2024-2025 UEFA Super Cup will take place on August 14 at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.

In a statement, the Spanis…


Real Madrid, the reigning UEFA Champions League titleholder, has announced that the match against Italian side Atalanta in the 2024-2025 UEFA Super Cup will take place on August 14 at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.

In a statement, the Spanish club said that this will be their ninth appearance in the UEFA Super Cup. Real Madrid has previously won the title five times in the seasons (2001-2002, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2021-2022). This will be Atalanta’s first appearance in the European competition’s final.

Real Madrid secured their 15th UEFA Champions League title by defeating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the final held at Wembley Stadium in London.

On the other hand, Atalanta triumphed over Bayer Leverkusen with a 3-0 victory in the UEFA Europa League final.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Euro 2024: Netherlands Defeat Poland 2-1

The Netherlands national football team defeated Poland 2-1 in their opening match of Group D at the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament on Sunday at the Volksparkstadion.

Cody Gakpo and Wout Weghorst scored for the Netherlands in the 29th and 83rd minutes, res…


The Netherlands national football team defeated Poland 2-1 in their opening match of Group D at the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament on Sunday at the Volksparkstadion.

Cody Gakpo and Wout Weghorst scored for the Netherlands in the 29th and 83rd minutes, respectively. Poland’s sole goal was netted by Adam Buksa in the 16th minute.

Euro 2024, currently being held in Germany, will continue until July 14.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Pavlovic Signs New Contract with Bayern

FC Bayern have extended 20-year-old midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic’s contract until June 30, 2029.

“The Munich-born midfielder has played for the German record champions since the age of seven and cemented his place as a first-team regular last seaso…


FC Bayern have extended 20-year-old midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic’s contract until June 30, 2029.

“The Munich-born midfielder has played for the German record champions since the age of seven and cemented his place as a first-team regular last season,” the German club said in a statement.

“Unfortunately, this tonsillitis has denied me my dream of playing in the European Championship on home turf, which is very disappointing but I’m thrilled that my contract with FC Bayern has been extended until 2029. It shows the club has trust in me, which I’m eager to repay. FC Bayern is my home. I’m proud, happy and grateful, want to win trophies with the team and continue my personal development,” Pavlovic said.

Source: Qatar News Agency

KALLAS CONGRATULATES AL-RIYADI PRESIDENT ON BRILLIANT VICTORY

Caretaker Minister of Youth and Sports, George Kallas, contacted today the President of the Beirut Al-Riyadi Sports Club, Mazen Tabbara, congratulating him on the brilliant victory in the Asian Championship title.

Kallas congratulated Al-Riyadi team …


Caretaker Minister of Youth and Sports, George Kallas, contacted today the President of the Beirut Al-Riyadi Sports Club, Mazen Tabbara, congratulating him on the brilliant victory in the Asian Championship title.

Kallas congratulated Al-Riyadi team members, management, imtechnical staff, and wide fans, considering this victory a triumph for all of Lebanon.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

ENEMY RAID ON YAROUN

National News Agency correspondent in Nabatieh reported that the Israeli warplanes carried out an air attack at approximately 1:30 this afternoon targeting the town of Yaroun in the Bint Jbeil district with two air-to-surface missiles.

Source: Natio…


National News Agency correspondent in Nabatieh reported that the Israeli warplanes carried out an air attack at approximately 1:30 this afternoon targeting the town of Yaroun in the Bint Jbeil district with two air-to-surface missiles.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon