The Copa America is also edging closer to the final while Olympic are in final stage.

With the first half of 2021 completed, more sporting events including the Olympics will be on display to the world in the second half. In football, Euro 2020 and Copa America are nearing a thrilling end – while the transfer season is moving at a rapid pace in India and the rest of the world.

Apart from football, much is happening in other sports as well. The Wimbledon is well underway and we are only a fortnight away from the beginning of the Olympics. Let’s take a look at the best stories Khel Now brought you in the previous week.

Indian Football

Bengaluru FC closing in on Alan Costa signing

Bengaluru FC are close to sealing the signing of defender Alan Costa on a two-year deal from Brazilian Serie B side Avai FC, reports in the country claims.

Kerala Blasters announce Six5six as new kit partner

Kerala Blasters announced that they have agreed a three-year deal with Dubai-based sportswear company Six5Six – who will be designing the team’s home and away jerseys as well as practice kits and fan merchandise.

Sunil Chhetri and Bala Devi nominated for prestigious sports awards

Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri has been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award this year. Meanwhile, Rangers star Bala Devi has also been nominated Arjuna Award for her heroics in Europe over the last year.

Juanan keen on ISL return after Bengaluru FC exit

Juanan was recently released by Bengaluru FC after enjoying a prolific stint with the Indian Super League (ISL) giants. However, Khel Now has learnt that the Spanish centre-back is keen on a return to the ISL. Hyderabad FC have already initiated talks with his representatives, while Odisha FC and another club remain interested.

Hyderabad FC announce Danish brand Hummel as new kit partners

The Nizams have revealed that they have sealed a deal with Danish sportswear brand Hummel to be their official kit partner for the 2021/22 ISL season. The brand has worked with teams like Real Madrid, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur in the past.

Analyzing Subha Ghosh’s potential impact at Kerala Blasters

Promising Indian youngster Subha Ghosh is poised to feature for Kerala Blasters next season. Khel Now has taken a look at how the youngster can be a potential game-changer for the ISL side in the near future.

World Football

Key highlights from Brazil’s win over Chile

Brazil progressed to the semi-finals of the Copa America with a gritty win over Chile. Khel Now has highlighted the key takeaways from the big win that boost the Selecao’s chances of winning the tournament.

Which players disappointed the most in Euro 2020 Round of 16?

Khel Now has compiled the list of five top players who were huge disappointments in their country’s losses in the Euro 2020 Round of 16 games.

What can Jadon Sancho bring to Man United?

Manchester United completed the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund after a long-stretched saga. Khel Now analyzes the key abilities he brings to Old Trafford next season.

France’s shocking early elimination from Euro 2020 explained

France suffered an embarrassing elimination in the Euros Round of 16 after losing to Switzerland on penalty. Khel Now has looked at what caused the shocking exit of the tournament favourites so early.

Analyzing the most memorable moments from Euro 2020 Round of 16

With the Euro 2020 producing a number of thrilling games, Khel Now looks at the five most memorable moments from those games.

Olympics & other sports

Olympic-bound swimmer Sajan Prakash vows to make nation proud

Khel Now recently had an exclusive chat with 27-year-old swimmer Sajan Prakash. The Olympic-bound spoke about a variety of topics, from performances in earlier tournaments to his ambitions for the Tokyo Olympics.

Rahi Sarobat bags gold in Shooting World Cup

30-year-old Indian shooter Rahi Sarobat picked up a resounding win over defending Olympics champion Anna Korakaki in the finals of the  International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in women’s 25m pistol event to win the gold medal for India.

Main takeaways from opening day of Wimbledon 2021

Wimbledon 2021 went off to a stunning start as world no.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered a shocking opening-round loss to unseeded American Francis Tiafoed. Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova also suffered a straight-set loss to Sloane Stephens in the first round.

Indian stars Dutee Chand, Sharath Kamal and Abhishek Verma nominated for Khel Ratna

Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand, Table-Tennis star Sharath Kamal, shooters Anjum Moudgil, Abhishek Verma and and double trap champion Ankur Mittal has been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

Para-athletes Jhajaria, Chaudhary break world records ahead of Paralympic Games

Indian para-athletes Devendra Jhajharia and Sandeep Chaudhary came up with world-record-breaking performances in the national selection trials for the 2020 Paralympic Games.

Jhajharia registered a distance of 65.71 metres in the Javelin throwing F46 category, while Chaudhary threw a distance of 66.14m in the F44 category.

Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna win historic first-ever All-Indian match in Wimbledon 2021

The mixed doubles duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna prevailed in the first-ever all Indian game against Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina. Meanwhile, Mirza did not have that luck in the women’s doubles category, as she and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost to Russian duo Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova in the second round.

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