As sporting events gradually regain their presence after COVID-19 pandemic situations, the date of October 24, 2021 (Sunday) will be marked by sports fans around the world. All ready to witness the rivalries in cricket as well as in football.
India vs. Pakistan
Following the excitement of IPL 2021, cricket junkies will eagerly watch one of the biggest rivalries in the world of cricket. Expectations are high for Indian cricket fans as India faces Pakistan in Group Super 12 match number 4 at the 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup in Dubai. This will be the first meeting between these two cricket giants in more than two years since India defeated Pakistan by 89 points in the 2019 World Cup at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester. India has the upper hand while considering previous T20 statistics. India and Pakistan have met 8 times in T20I and the men in blue have won six matches against their rivals 1, while one match ended with no result. India are under less pressure as they performed extremely well with back-to-back wins over England and Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup warm-up match. The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. IST.
Indian team for ICC T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket keeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami.
Pakistani team for the ICC T2O World Cup: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan , Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik.
FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid (El Clasico)
The Clasico is back! And in particular, the first of the 2021-2022 season will be held on October 24, 2021, at Camp Nou. Spectators will be eager to see the shock of a new generation of players on the pitch on Sunday. What makes this competition different is that there will be no Lionel messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Sergio Ramos when they left the Spanish League. Traditionally, El Clasico portrayed the clash of cultures, but for a true football fan this is just another exciting football encounter between two great clubs. Real Madrid have a slight advantage in one-on-one clashes as they celebrated 75 wins. Barcelona have won 72 games and 35 games have ended in a draw as they have met 182 times. The last time the two clubs met in the league was in 2020-21, with Real Madrid leading 2-1. The Barcelona vs real Madrid the match will start at 7:45 p.m. IST.
Manchester United v Liverpool FC
Manchester United and Liverpool fc are set to reestablish their dominance in head-to-head matches as they face off on October 24, 2021 at Old Trafford. It will be one of the biggest matches on the English football league calendar, as the two most successful clubs will meet in the Premier League. The North West Derby never fails to meet the high expectations of football fans. Fans will be paying close attention to this game as star players Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantra, Mohamed Salah, Bruno Fernandes and many more battle it out on the pitch. Manchester United are the all-time leader in terms of wins in all competitions with 81 wins against 68 for Liverpool and moreover, 58 games have ended in draws. However, the last time both teams played was in May 2021, when Liverpool won 4-2 at Old Trafford. The match is scheduled to kick off at 9:30 p.m. IST.
PSG against Marseille
On the same day in Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will face Olympique de Marseille (Marseille) at the Stade VÃ©lodrome. The match will be glorified by the thrilling action of star players like Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wijnaldum and many more. The Classic rivalry extends far beyond football. These two have dominated French football from the start, winning a combined total of 40 national trophies. The rivalry between Marseille and PSG is one of the oldest in all of Ligue 1. The latest and most important signings of Messi and Ramos are sure to intensify the game for sure. PSG will undoubtedly fight against Marseille and will seek to regain the title of champion of France this season. The live broadcast of this match will begin at IST 12:15 am on October 25, 2021.
Juventus vs Inter Milan
Two champion teams, Juventus and Inter Milan, face off in the Italian Derby. While Inter Milan won the Italian Serie A title last season, Juventus will certainly be looking to reclaim the title. Inter Milan ended Juventus’ 9-year winning streak by dominating Serie A and becoming champions. Juventus will focus on winning the title and resuming the streak without having Cristiano Ronaldo by their side and Inter Milan will look to continue their winning streak. The Clash of the Italian Giants is scheduled to begin at IST 12:15 a.m. on October 25, 2021.
There are a number of great sporting events coming up on October 24th. All sports fans will be delighted to see which teams emerge victorious.