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BFF officials should apologise for SA Games failure: TR Amin

Dhaka – Secretary General of Bangladesh District and Divisional Football Association (BDDFA) Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin on Saturday said Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) officials should offer apology to the nation for the football team’s failure in the just-concluded SA Games in Nepal. He made the comment while exchanging views with journalists at the association office in the city. BDDFA member ... Read More »

Holders Dhaka Abahani to play newcomer Police in opener

Dhaka – Defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will play newcomers Bangladesh Police Football Club in the opening match of the 31st TVS Federation Cup Football Tournament beginning here on Wednesday (Dec 18). The match will kick-off at 4;pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. On the next day (Thursday), Saif SC will play against Rahmatganj MFS at 3:30 pm while ... Read More »

Bayern hopes to make up lost ground with only 13 fit players

Berlin (AP/UNB) — Bayern Munich is running out of healthy players as it bids to make up lost ground in the Bundesliga. The Bavarian club ended a run of two league losses with a 3-1 win over Tottenham in the Champions League on Wednesday, but has few options ahead of three Bundesliga games in a week. Bayern hosts struggling Werder ... Read More »

Liverpool in talks to sign Japan midfielder Takumi Minamino

Salzburg (AP/UNB) — Takumi Minamino could soon become the first Japanese player to sign for Liverpool. Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund said Thursday his club is in talks with Liverpool over the transfer of the 24-year-old Minamino, who impressed in two games between the teams in the group stage of the Champions League this season. “We’re honored by the kind ... Read More »

Plane carrying 1 of Liverpool’s owners skids off runway

Liverpool (AP/UNB) — A private jet carrying a member of the American ownership group of English soccer club Liverpool skidded off the runway at an airport on Wednesday. No one was hurt in the incident but Liverpool John Lennon Airport was briefly closed. Mike Gordon, the president of Fenway Sports Group, which owns Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox, was ... Read More »

Bangladesh out of SA Games Football title race

Dhaka – An early goal by midfielder Sunil Bal helped hosts Nepal to eliminate Bangladesh U-23 team from the title race of the South Asian Games Men’s Football on Sunday. Bangladesh conceded a 0-1 goal defeat against Nepal in their fourth and last league match at the Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu. Bal netted the match winner in the 11th ... Read More »

Kids hurt in Albanian quake meet footballers Ronaldo, Buffon

Tirana, Albania (AP/UNB) — Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy Friday when they met their football idols. Aurel Lala, 7, and Alesio Cakoni, 10, jumped from the balconies of their apartments to escape the collapsing building in Thumane, one of the hardest hit towns in ... Read More »

Bangladesh to play Sri Lanka Thursday to stay in race

Dhaka – Bangladesh Men’s U-23 Football team will play Sri Lanka in their 3rd match of the ongoing 13th South Asian Games Football on Thursday (December 5) at the Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu in a must-win situation to stay in the race in the five-nation game football. The match will kick-off at 5:15 pm (Bangladesh Time). Earlier, the gold ... Read More »

Historic stadium name restored at 1954 World Cup final venue

Bern (AP/UNB) — The stadium in Switzerland that staged the 1954 World Cup final is getting its original name back. Swiss champion Young Boys said on Tuesday a new sponsorship deal has restored the historic Wankdorf Stadium name. The stadium is part of German soccer lore for the ” Miracle of Bern ” final in 1954 when West Germany stunned ... Read More »

Bangladesh plays 1-1 draw with Maldives

Dhaka – The gold mission of Bangladesh Men’s U-23 Football team in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games has become fade as they played to a 1-1 draw with the Maldives in a vital 2nd league match at the Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday. In the days other match, holders Nepal made a flying start outplaying all ... Read More »

ManU delegates inspect BNS for friendly match in Dhaka

Dhaka – A four-member delegates of the English Premier League giants Manchester United Football Club (MUFC) inspected Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday to play a friendly match here in July 2020 marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. MUFC delegation members are- Director of Football Allan John Dawson, Director of Tours and Friendlies Christoffer ... Read More »

Manikganj 1st Div Football League underway

Manikganj – The Hafizul Islam Smrity Manikganj First Division Football League, jointly organized by Manikganj District Sports Association and District Football Association began at Shaheed Miraj Topon Stadium here on Sunday. Sakuchiya Club of Harirampur Upazila beat Koshunda Young Sporting Club of Ghior Upazila by 5-1 goals in the opening match.UNB Read More »

Manchester United may play friendly match in Dhaka next year

Dhaka – The English Premier League giants Manchester United Football Club (MUFC) will play a friendly match in Dhaka in June next year marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. A 4-member MUFC delegation will arrive in Dhaka on Tuesday (November 26) to inspect ground, hotel and other local facilities and will hold a ... Read More »

Italy beats Bosnia 3-0 for record 10th straight win

Zenica (AP/UNB) — Italy set a national record for consecutive wins after beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 in a European Championship qualifier on Friday. Italy’s 10th successive victory eclipsed the Azzurri’s record of nine in 1938-39 under Vittorio Pozzo, who also led the national team to two World Cup trophies. “I’m happy with the record, to go above a legend like Pozzo ... Read More »

Bangabandhu BPL’s logo unveiled

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday evening unveiled the logo of the special edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which is rebranded for a single edition in the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Bangabandhu BPL will take the field from December 11 with the participation of seven teams. For the first time, ... Read More »

BFF budget for next fiscal clocks Tk 41.6 crore

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Football Federation’s budget for the next fiscal will be Tk 41.6 crore  (Tk 416 million) and it has approved all its expenditure for the last three years from 2017 to 2019. The disclosures came during the football governing body’s much-hyped Annual General Meeting (AGM), chaired by BFF President Kazi Md Salahuddin, at Sarah Resort in Gazipur ... Read More »

National booters return home Friday

Dhaka – A 31-member Bangladesh National Football team returned Dhaka on Friday after playing their away match of the joint qualification round for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asia Cup 2023 against Oman at the Seeb Sports Stadium in Al Seeb city of Oman on Thursday. “The 31-member Bangladesh team safely reached Dhaka at 10:30 in the morning,” said ... Read More »

Maruf Hasan elected as new General Secretary of BFCA

Dhaka  – Additional IGP Sheikh Mohammad Maruf Hasan, also an official of Bangladesh Police Football Club, has been elected as new general secretary of the Bangladesh Football Club Association (BFCA). The BFCA members raised their hands to support Maruf Hasan as general secretary after BFCA president Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin proposed his name at a meeting at Pan Pacific Sonargaon ... Read More »

Bernardo Silva banned by FA over tweet to Man City teammate

London (AP/UNB) — Bernardo Silva will miss Manchester City’s trip to Chelsea after being banned for one game for posting a tweet which compared teammate Benjamin Mendy to the character on a packet of Conguitos chocolates. The midfielder admitted to an “aggravated breach” of rules because the post referenced race. He was also fined 50,000 pounds ($64,000) and ordered to ... Read More »

Bangladesh to play hosts Oman on Thursday

Dhaka  – Bangladesh will play Oman on Thursday in their fixture of the joint qualification round for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asia Cup 2023 (November 14) at the Seeb Sports Stadium in Al Seeb city of Oman. Bangladesh’s first-ever match against tough and highly rated Oman, will kicks-off at 9:pm (Bangladesh time). Bangladesh was placed 184th in ... Read More »

FIFA hires Arsene Wenger for global soccer development role

Zurich, (AP/UNB) — FIFA says it has hired Arsene Wenger in a full-time role leading its global work developing soccer. The former Arsenal manager accepted FIFA’s offer more than two months after it was first reported, and one week after talks with Bayern Munich about the German champion’s vacant head coach job. FIFA says Wenger’s title will be Chief of ... Read More »

ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup begins on Thursday

Dhaka – The eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup’2019 will begin on Thursday (Nov 14) at three different venues in Cox’s Bazar, Savar and Mirpur. Bangladesh have been placed in Group B along with runners-up India, Hong Kong and Nepal while Group A team comprises defending champions Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Oman. Manager (Game, Development and HP) Abu Enam ... Read More »

AFC U-19 Qualifiers: Bangladesh to play Bhutan on Sunday

Dhaka – Bangladesh Under-19 men’s football team will play against Bhutan Under-19 men’s football team in their third and last group match of AFC U-19 Championship’2020 Qualifiers on Sunday. The match will kick-off at 7:15 pm (BST) at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Bahrain capital Manama. In the day’s other match, hosts Bahrain will take on Jordan at 10 ... Read More »

Bangladesh concede 0-3 goals defeat against Bahrain

Dhaka – Bangladesh Under-19 men’s football team started their AFC U-19 Championship’2020 Qualifiers campaign conceding 0-3 goals defeat against hosts Bahrain at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Manama on Wednesday night. Forward Abdul Rahman Sayed Mohamed scored twice in the 43rd and 90th minutes while midfielder Abdulla Nemer Almesaeed scored one goal in the stoppage time (96th minute). Bangladesh, ... Read More »