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On This Day, June 21, 2002: A Ronaldinho free kick knocks England out of the World Cup quarter finals

On this day in 2002 Ronaldinho helped Brazil to a 2-1 win over England in the World Cup quarter-final after lobbing David Seaman with a famous 40-yard free-kick

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 nine-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) - former West Ham midfielder who spent time on loan at Fulham from Hoffenheim last season, born 1990.

Ricardas Berankis (tennis) - first and only Lithuanian to enter the ATP top 100, born 1990.

Gael Kakuta (soccer) - former Chelsea forward, now with Rayo Vallecano, born 1991.

 

ON THIS DAY

1969: Three-time Wimbledon champion Maureen Connolly, the first woman to win tennis' Grand Slam of all four majors in a calendar year, died of cancer at the age of 34.

1970: Tony Jacklin became the first British golfer since Willie Macfarlane in 1925 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-finals. 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 with a thrilling victory in the 115th US Open at Chambers Bay.

 Jordan Spieth claimed his second major in a row and with a thrilling victory in the 115th US Open at Chambers Bay.

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which retired tennis star wrote in his autobiography "I prayed. Not for victory, but that my hairpiece would not fall off"?

2 Which country has won the Davis Cup the most times?

3 Which former England cricketer was born in Madras, now Chennai, in 1968?

4 The Millennium Trophy is contested by which two teams in the Six Nations?

5 What is Torquay United's nickname?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

 

SPORT ON TV

Friday, June 21

CRICKET: Cricket World Cup, England v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1000; Women's International T20 Cricket, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1845.

SOCCER: Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt v Zimbabwe - Eurosport 2 2045; European Under-21 Championship, England v Romania - Sky Sports Football 1700, France v Croatia - Sky Sports Football 1955.

GOLF: European Tour, The BMW International Open - Sky Sports Golf 1030, 1430; PGA Tour, The Travelers Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1230, 2000; LPGA Tour, The KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1100.

MOTOR SPORT: F1, French Grand Prix, practice sessions - Sky Sports F1 0945, 1345.

TENNIS: WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 2 1100, 1530; WTA, The Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; The Fever-Tree Championships, Queen's Club - BBC Two England 1300.

CYCLING: Tour of Slovenia - Eurosport 2 1200.

HORSE RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV 1330.

ATHLETICS: European Games 2019 - BT Sport 1 2000, eir Sport 1 0700, 1200, 2000.

BASEBALL: MLB, St. Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Angels - BT Sport 1 0100 (Sat).

BOXING: JD Nxtgen Boxing, Conor Benn v Jussi Koivula - Sky Sports Action 1900.

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes, free practice - Eurosport 2 0925.

 

Saturday, June 22

CRICKET: Cricket World Cup, India v Afghanistan - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1000: West Indies v New Zealand - Sky Sports Cricket World Cup 1300, Sky Sports Main Event 1900.

SOCCER: Africa Cup of Nations, DR Congo v Uganda - Eurosport 2 1530: Nigeria v Burundi - Eurosport 2 1745, Guinea v Madagascar - Eurosport 2 2045; FIFA Women's World Cup, Norway v Australia - BBC Two England 1930; European Under-21 Championship, Belgium v Italy - Sky Sports Premier League 1955; MLS, FC Cincinnati v LA Galaxy - Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Sun).

GOLF: European Tour, The BMW International Open - Sky Sports Golf 1300; PGA Tour, The Travelers Championship - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

MOTOR SPORT: F1, French Grand Prix, practice - Sky Sports F1 1045: Qualifying - Sky Sports F1 1355.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Catalans Dragons v Hull FC - Sky Sports Action 1700.

RUGBY UNION: Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Bulls - Sky Sports Action 0830; Super Rugby Brumbies v Sharks - Sky Sports Action 1030.

TENNIS: WTA, Mallorca Open - BT Sport 2 1530; WTA, The Nature Valley Classic - Eurosport 1 1130; The Fever-Tree Championships, Queen's Club - BBC One 1300.

CYCLING: Route d'Occitanie - Eurosport 2 1415.

HORSE RACING: Royal Ascot - ITV 1325.

ATHLETICS: European Games 2019 - BT Sport 1 0800, eir Sport 1 0700, 1100, 2130.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport 2 2100, New York Yankees v Houston Astros 0000 (Sun).

UFC: Renato Moicano v Chan Sung Jung - BT Sport 1 0000 (Sun).

MOTOR CYCLING: World Superbikes, superpole/race one - Eurosport 2 0930.

 

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1 Andre Agassi, on the 1990 French Open final; 2 USA; 3 Nasser Hussain; 4 England and Ireland; 5 The Gulls

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