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On this Day in 2002: Brazil beat England to progress to the World Cup semi-final

Ronaldinho, pictured above with John Hume, scored the winner for Brazil against England at the 2002 World Cup  

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SPORT BIRTHDAYS

John Edrich (cricket) - former Surrey and England batsman, born 1937.

Michel Platini (soccer) - former UEFA president and former France midfielder and manager, born 1955.

Dean Saunders (soccer) - former Aston Villa and Wales striker, born 1964.

Matt Kuchar (golf) - American golfer, a seven-time winner on the PGA Tour, born 1978.

Robert Sidoli (rugby union) - retired former Wales and Dragons lock, born 1979.

Sebastian Prodl (soccer) - Watford's Austria international defender, born 1987.

Havard Nordtveit (soccer) - West Ham midfielder, born 1990.

Gael Kakuta (soccer) - former Chelsea forward, now with Hebei China Fortune, born 1991.

 

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1969: Three-time Wimbledon champion Maureen Connolly, the first woman to win tennis' Career Grand Slam, died of cancer at the age of 34.

1970: Tony Jacklin became the first British golfer since Ted Ray in 1920 to win the US Open with victory at Hazeltine, Minnesota.

1975: West Indies, captained by Clive Lloyd, beat Australia by 17 runs at Lord's to win the first cricket World Cup.

2002: Brazil beat England 2-1 in Shizuoka to progress to the World Cup semi-final. Michael Owen put England ahead early on but Rivaldo equalised and Ronaldinho scored with a 40-yard free-kick.

2007: Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, through his bid vehicle UK Sports Investments, lodged a formal £81.6million bid for Manchester City.

2009: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets to win the World Twenty20 at Lord's. England won the women's tournament, beating New Zealand by six wickets.

2012: Frankie Dettori rode Colour Vision to Gold Cup victory at Royal Ascot.

2015: Nico Rosberg led home Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to win the Austrian Grand Prix.

2015: Jordan Spieth claimed his second major in a row and was halfway towards an unprecedented calendar grand slam with a thrilling victory in the 115th US Open.

 

SPORT QUIZ

1. Which of golf's four majors did Tiger Woods win first?

2. England Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd was once a Premier League manager at which club?

3. Major League Baseball's Brewers hail from which city?

4. Which IPL franchise play their home games at Eden Gardens?

5. What do boxer Luke Campbell, former footballer Dean Windass and Football Association founder Ebenezer Cobb Morley have in common?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, June 21)

SOCCER: FIFA Confederations Cup, Russia v Portugal and Mexico v New Zealand - ITV4 1530 and 1830; European Under-21s Championship, Czech Republic v Italy and Germany v Denmark - Sky Sports 1 1650 and 1940.

CRICKET: Twenty20 international, England v South Africa - Sky Sports 1800.

TENNIS: ATP, AEGON Championships - Eurosport 1 1145, BBC Two England 1310, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports 3 1100; WTA, AEGON Classic - Eurosport 2 1130, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 1 1130 and 1600.

HOCKEY: Women's Hockey World League semi-finals, China v Italy followed by Australia v Malaysia, Holland v Scotland and New Zealand v Spain - BT Sport 2 1245, 1500, 1700 and 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Kansas City Royals v Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 1900 and 0300 (Thurs).

RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV and STV 1330.

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 22)

SOCCER: FIFA Confederations Cup, Cameroon v Australia and Germany v Chile - ITV4 1530 and 1830; European Under-21s Championship, England v Poland - Sky Sports 1 1900, Slovakia v Sweden - Sky Sports 2 1900.

TENNIS: ATP, AEGON Championships - Eurosport 1 1145, BBC Two England 1300, Gerry Weber Open - Sky Sports 3 1100; WTA, AEGON Classic - Eurosport 2 1130, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 2 1600.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Widnes v Leigh - Sky Sports 3 1900.

GOLF: European Tour, BMW International Open - Sky Sports 4 1030 and 1430; PGA Tour, Travelers Championship - Sky Sports 4 2030.

HOCKEY: Women's Hockey World League semi-finals, matches TBC - BT Sport 1 from 1045.

BASEBALL: MLB, Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV and STV 1330.

 

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. The Masters (in 1997) 2. Watford 3. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 4. Kolkata Knight Riders 5. They were all born in Hull.

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