Italy and Argentina in the final, the brilliant Suns, Ventoux, Djokovic, Federer and England: the news of July 7, 2021


What you might have missed between last night and this morning

1. Football – Copa América: Argentina in the final at the end of the suspense

The long-awaited final will take place. Argentina qualified for the final by taking out Colombia after a penalty shootout, the two teams not being able to decide in regular time (1-1, 3-2 after tab) . Leo Messi converted his attempt, Leandro Paredes as well. Albiceleste will therefore face Neymar’s Brazil on Sunday.

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The joy of the Argentines of Lionel Messi, qualified for the final of the Copa América, on July 6, 2021

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2. Football – Euro 2020: Italy is back

The lean period is definitely behind it. After several difficult years, Italy is once again where it is more regularly, that is to say in the final. Squadra Azzurra qualified at the expense of Spain, after a suspenseful match (1-1, 4-2 after tab). Federico Chiesa and Alvaro Morata had scored in regulation time.

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3. Basketball – NBA: Phoenix takes the hand

The Suns shone. Carried by a sparkling Chris Paul (32 points, 9 assists) and more generally a dominant Paul-Booker-Ayton trident, Phoenix got the better of the Milwaukee Bucks (118-105) in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Back from injury, Giannis Antetokounmpo made some differences for half time, before being perfectly muzzled.

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Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020 : Japanese authorities announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the Olympic torch relay – which will begin on Friday – on public roads, due to health restrictions.

Olympic Games – Athletics : The American Athletics Federation did not select Sha’Carri Richardson for reasons of « credibilityThe sprinter, suspended after testing positive for cannabis, could have taken part in the 4x100m relay.

Rugby – Test-match : The South African rugby federation announced on Tuesday that eleven members of the Springboks (players and staff) had tested positive for Covid-19, before the match scheduled for Friday against Georgia.

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The catch-up video

It is an image that has already become mythical. On July 14, 2016, Chris Froome, caught in a fall during the final ascent to Mont Ventoux, got up with a broken bike. Panicked, the Englishman then began to run for several tens of meters. Relive this surreal moment.

Five years ago, Chris Froome’s improbable jogging on the slopes of Ventoux

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Lewis Hamilton is now 32 points behind Max Verstappen in the world championship. Can the Briton come back to the Dutchman by the end of the season? Stéphane Vrignaud and Gilles Della Posta give you their Grand Prix by Grand Prix point of view. And for them, it looks complicated for the seven-time world champion.

What you are sure to follow today

1. Rugby – Test-matches: The XV of France will know

The Blues have certainties. They will now have to confirm. The XV of France faces Australia for the first time, this Wednesday in Brisbane in order to continue the renewal of the Galthié era against a nation from the South. Deprived of many executives in the face of a nation that has historically failed them, can Anthony Jelonch’s teammates still assert themselves? Answer at noon.

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2. Cycling – Tour de France: Double dose of Ventoux

Beware of indigestion for the peloton. Already somewhat disgusted by the superb lesson of Deceuninck, the old one, to lead Mark Cavendish to a 33rd success on the Grande Boucle, the riders are tackling a course this Wednesday which should not please the sprinters. It will be Mont Ventoux. And rather twice than once.

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3. Tennis – Wimbledon: Worry free for Federer and Djokovic?

They have an appointment in the final. But before that, they have (a lot of work) to finish. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic play in the quarter-finals of the London tournament, respectively opposed to Hubert Hurkacz – Daniil Medvedev striker in the previous round – and Marton Fucsovics. A formality for the two men? Not so sure. Also to be continued: Khachanov – Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime – Berrettini.

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4. Football – Euro 2020: Who to join Italy in the final?

It is the penultimate step. England, favorite for the title, challenge Denmark (9:00 p.m.) in the final. Carried by a mature generation, the selection led by Gareth Southgate will have an advantage: the support of an entire stadium, that of Wembley. But the Danes, sure of their strength both tactically and mentally, have an opportunity that should not be missed. So which way will the scales tip?

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