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Juventus,Ronaldo agree to forgo 90M euros in wages

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates along with coach Maurizio Sarri agreed to forgo 90 million euros ($100 million) in wages on Saturday to help the club during the coronavirus crisis. The club said the money amounted to four months worth of wages, a third of players’ salaries. The first agreement of its kind in Serie A since play was ... Read More »

Football Federation election postponed

Dhaka – The much-talked about election of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), scheduled for April 20, has been postponed for indefinite period due to outbreak of deadly Coronavirus in the country and elsewhere in the world. The Executive Committee of Bangladesh Football Federation on Friday (March 27) has decided to postpone the ‘BFF Election and Congress 2020’ due on April 20, 2020 ... Read More »

Abe says IOC agrees ‘100%’ that Olympics should be postponed

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. Abe said after his telephone talks with Bach that he requested a postponement “taking into consideration the current circumstances” and to secure an environment ... Read More »

All domestic football leagues postponed

Dhaka – All the football leagues, including ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football, under the Professional Football League Committee (PFLC) of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) have been postponed for an indefinite period due to the outbreak of deadly coronavirus in the country. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of PFLC held on Tuesday (March 24) at the BFF ... Read More »

Former Real Madrid president dies from coronavirus

MADRID (AP/UNB) — Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died Saturday from the new coronavirus, his family said. He was 76. Sanz had been in intensive care since the beginning of the week while being treated for the virus. Sanz presided over Madrid from 1995 until 2000, leading the club to two European titles, a Spanish league title and a ... Read More »

Election schedule of BFF will be announced on April 3

Dhaka  – The schedule of much-talked about election of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will be announced on April 3 in a view to conduct the poll as per schedule on April 20. The decision was taken in the first meeting of the three-member election commission of BFF held at federation office on Saturday (Mar 21) with chief election commissioner Mesbah ... Read More »

the Chinese football club at coronavirus ground zero

SHANGHAI (BSS/AFP)-The team are split in half, with some players in lockdown and others training, but a modest Chinese club from the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic is at last beginning to turn its attentions to football again. Wuhan Three Towns FC, a team in China’s third division that draws crowds of between 2,000 and 4,000, were gearing up for ... Read More »

The games go on: Australia’s football leagues in action

An advertisement painted on the field near the center square would usually have summed up the hype of the Aussie rules season-opening game between Richmond and Carlton: Footy, Oh What a Feeling. Last September, a crowd of 100,014 packed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch Richmond trounce Greater Western Sydney to claim the Australian Football League’s premiership flag. There ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Badal, Mohi demand postpone of BFF election

Dhaka – Two vice-presidents of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Badal Roy and Mohiuddin Ahmed Mohi on Thursday demanded deferment of BFF Election that was scheduled to be held on April 20 to avoid the transmission of coronavirus. Badal and Mohi placed their demand while talking to the reporters at BFF house in the afternoon. Badal Roy said “It will not ... Read More »

Uttar Baridhara’s Brazilian footballer Lima sent to quarantine

Dhaka  – Leonardo Vieria Lima, a Brazilian footballer of Uttar Baridhara Club in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football, sent to quarantine at club premises Saturday last for Carona Virus threat. Lima, a registered player of Uttar Baridhara Club, arrived in the capital last Friday via Thailand after the 5th round of the BPL Football and played a match against ... Read More »

Ceferin says virus is ‘biggest crisis that football faced’

LONDON (AP/UNB) — After being forced to postpone the European Championship, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin fears football on the continent is facing its biggest crisis ever. The coronavirus pandemic has brought the European game to a standstill, and there is no way of knowing when the action can resume. The latest step was for UEFA, the governing body of the ... Read More »

DRU Media Football: Eight teams advance to 3rd round

Dhaka – Eight teams advanced to the 3rd round of the Walton Smart Fridge-Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) six-a-side Media Cup Football Tournament eliminating their rivals at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Wednesday. The teams are: The Daily Sun, GTV, Amader Shomoy, Ajkaler Khabor, Naya Diganta, Manab Zamin, and Dainik Jugantor In the day’s ... Read More »

UEFA makes formal proposal to delay Euro 2020 by one year

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year on Tuesday because of the coronavirus outbreak. The new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11, the Norwegian soccer association announced during a conference call that UEFA hosted with its 55 national member federations. The UEFA executive committee was due to make a ... Read More »

DRU Media Football: Eight teams reach 2nd round

Dhaka – Eight teams have reached to the 2nd round of the Walton Smart Fridge-Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) six-a-side Media Cup Football Tournament after winning their first round matches at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Monday. The teams are: Ekattor TV, Radio Today, Bangla Vision, GTV, New Age, Khola Kagoj, Ittefaq and New Nation. ... Read More »

Dhaka Mohammedan SC goes to polls on April 18

Dhaka – The long-awaited election of traditional fan-based Dhaka Mohammedan SC will be held on April 18 this year. The decision was taken at a board of directors meeting of the club held at club tent in Motijheel Sunday night. Director of Dhaka Mohammedan SC and former badminton star Quamrun Nahar Dana said, “Our club election will held on April ... Read More »

Ctg Abahani advance to top slot shocking Bashundhara Kings 4-3

Dhaka- Defending champions and start-studded Bashundhara Kings conceded 3-4 goals defeat against Chittagong Abahani Ltd in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at their home venue of Sheikh Kamal National Stadium in Nilphamari on Sunday. Bashundhara Kings conceded the first defeat in the league losing to Mohammedan SC by 0-1 goal in Cumilla on March 7. The big budgeted Bashundhara ... Read More »

Premier League, Champions League call off matches

Düsseldorf, Germany (AP/UNB) — The Premier League and the Champions League were both suspended Friday as the chaos stemming from the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact soccer. Matches in England will be stopped until at least April 3 after five Premier League clubs said some players or staff were in self-isolation. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the ... Read More »

Adrian’s error ushers Liverpool toward Champions League exit

Liverpool  (AP/UNB) — Anfield was rocking. Jurgen Klopp was beating his chest and punching the air. Another famous comeback was on for Liverpool in the Champions League. One error from their backup goalkeeper saw it all come crashing down for the titleholders on Wednesday.When Adrian received the ball at his feet seven minutes into extra time, Liverpool had just gone ... Read More »

Juventus player Rugani tests positive for coronavirus

Milan (AP/UNB) — Italian soccer club Juventus announced Wednesday that one of its players, defender Daniele Rugani, has tested positive for COVID-19. Rugani, who also plays for the Italian national team, is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the disease, which is caused by the new coronavirus. Juventus, which has won the last ... Read More »

Real Madrid soccer team put in quarantine

London (AP/UNB) — Real Madrid says its soccer and basketball teams have been put in quarantine after a basketball play for the club tested positive for the coronavirus. The Spanish club says the soccer team was also affected because it shares training facilities with the basketball team. German broadcaster Sky says it will show some Bundesliga soccer games on a ... Read More »

Women’s Football: Kings earn a massive 11-0 win over Jamalpur

Dhaka – National star studded Bashundhara Kings brushed aside Jamalpur Kacharipara Ekadash by 11-0 goals in the Tricotex Women’s Football League at Kamalapur Stadium here on Thursday. In their last match on Monday, Kings outplayed Cumilla United by 6-0 goals. In the day’s match, national strikers Sabina and Tohura made hat-tricks scoring four and three goals respectively while Krishna netted ... Read More »

DRU Media Cup Football kicks-off Sunday

Dhaka  – Eight matches will be held on the opening day of the Walton Smart Fridge-Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) 6-a-side Media Cup Football Tournament that kicks off on Sunday (March 15) at Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here. Opening day’s (Sunday) matches are: ATN Bangla vs Ekushey TV (8:30 am), ATN News vs Amar Sangbad (9 am), ... Read More »

AFC Cup: Kings Coach Oscar Bruzon praises his goalkeeper Zico

Dhaka – Oscar Bruzon, the Spanish coach of the BPL Football champions Bashundhara Kings, heaped praise on his goalkeeper Anisur Rahman Zico for his performance in the AFC Cup match against TC Sports of the Maldives on Wednesday, that helped his side run out big winners in the first leg of their tie. In a post-match press conference, Oscar Bruzon ... Read More »

Barcelona to host Napoli in empty stadium because of virus

Barcelona, Spain (AP/UNB) — Barcelona’s Champions League match against Napoli will be played in an empty stadium because of the coronavirus outbreak, the club said Tuesday. The Spanish club said no fans will be allowed in to watch the match at Camp Nou on March 18. The teams drew 1-1 in the first leg in Italy. Tuesday’s Champions League game ... Read More »

AFC Cup: Bashundhara Kings to play TC Sports on Wednesday

Dhaka –Last years’ BPL Football champions Bashundhara Kings will make their debut in the AFC Cup Football taking on TC Sports Club of the Maldives at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday. The match will kick off at 3.30 pm (local time) The Spanish coach of Bashundhara Kings Oscar Bruzon wanted to make a good start in their first ... Read More »

Pioneer Football: Elias Smriti Sangsad emerge champions

Dhaka – Shibchar Elias Ahmed Smriti Sangsad of Madaripur District clinched the Pioneer Football League title beating  FC Uttarbonga of Kurigram District by 2-1 goals in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Thursday. Jafarullah Sarafat put Elias Smriti Sangsad ahead in the 21st minute, utilizing a pass of Jonny Sheikh from the danger zone (1-0). Five minutes ... Read More »

Bangladesh-Afghanistan FIFA, AFC Cup match under Corona Virus threat

Dhaka – Bangladesh national football team’s FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Cup 2023 qualification matches against Afghanistan and Qatar scheduled for this month are now under threat Coronavirus. Bangladesh is schedule to play Afghanistan in their home match on March 26 at Sylhet Stadium while Bangladesh will also play their away match in Qatar on March 31. Meanwhile, the ... Read More »

Juventus-Milan Cup semifinal postponed indefinitely

Milan (AP/UNB) — The Italian Cup semifinal between Juventus and AC Milan scheduled for Wednesday in Turin has been postponed indefinitely as part of measures to stop the spread of the virus outbreak in Italy. Serie A made the announcement late Tuesday — less than 24 hours before the second-leg match was scheduled to kick off. The first leg ended ... Read More »