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24/4/2000Barcelona refuse to play their semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid for the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) claiming that they cannot field a team because of international commitments and injuries. By decision of the referee, Atletico wins by 3-0
24/4/1999The oldest football ball, dated in 16th century, made of pig skin, is located at the private room of Queen Maria of Scotland, in the Stirling castle
24/4/1997Olympiacos win the Euroleague title by defeating Barcelona 73-58 in Rome. It is the second Greek basketball team after Panathinaikos to win the trophy
24/4/199626-year-old Chelsea striker, Eidur Smari Gudjohnsen, and his 43-year-old father, Arnor, enter football history in an Iceland international friendly against Estonia in Tallinn. His father starts the match and Eidur comes in the second half as a substitute to his father. This is the first time that a father and son have ever played in the same international match
24/4/1992Gary Lineker is voted ''Best Footballer of the Year'' for the second time after 1986
24/4/1941The first president of AEK Athens Konstantinos Spanoudis dies aged 70. Born in Constantinople in 1871, he was a writer and a journalist
24/4/1932Film is used as evidence in order to prove that Allen's goal in the Arsenal - Newcastle derby is not valid.
24/4/1906A friendly match between Greece and Denmark is played at the Velodrome (where the Karaiskakis Stadium will be built), 0-9 in the first half. Greeks refuse to play second half. 17 year-old Giorgos Kalafatis, future founder of Panathinaikos, is on that team
24/4/1901The American Baseball League opens with a Chicago - Cleveland game (8-2)
24/4/1880AAA (Amateur Athletic Association) for menís athletics in England and Wales is founded in Oxford
24/4/1741George Stevenson becomes the first boxer to die in a boxing match at Tottenham Court Road in London


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