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BFF picks 21 BPL booters for U-18, U-19 training

Dhaka – Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has selected 21 footballers from the just-concluded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for the ongoing residential training camp of Bangladesh Under-18 and Under-19 teams at BFF Fortis Football Academy in Beraid area of the capital. They will join the camp which began on April 4 last with some other 60 promising footballers picked up by ... Read More »

Bangladesh to start SAFF U-15 campaign on Friday

Dhaka – Defending Champions Bangladesh Under-15 Football team will start their SAFF Under-15 campaign taking on Bhutan in the first match on Friday (August 23) at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal of India.The match will kick-off at 12:30 pm (Bangladesh time). In the remaining matches, two time champions Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka on August 25, Nepal on ... Read More »

Dhaka Abahani off to good start beating April 25 SC 4-3

Dhaka – Six-time BPL champions Dhaka Abahani Limited continued their fairytale performance in the AFC Cup beating April 25 SC (4.25) of North Korea by 4-3 goals in the first leg home match of the inter-zonal semifinal at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday evening. The popular Dhanmomdi-outfit and the Bangladesh champions, Abahani Limited, repeated the feat after 31 years ... Read More »

Madrid loses, Arsenal gains as playmaker Ceballos shines

New York, Aug 19 (AP/UNB) – As he bewildered two Burnley midfielders with a center-field pirouette, delivered a stream of dangerous set-pieces and generally controlled play, it was easy to see why there was so much hype around Dani Ceballos this time last year. The playmaker was about to be an early-season regular for Real Madrid — at the time ... Read More »

Barca confirm Suarez calf injury

Madrid (Xinhua/UNB) — FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is likely to be out of action for a while after suffering a calf injury in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Athletic Club Bilbao on the first day of the new Liga Santander season. Read More »

Messi, Ronaldo, Van Dijk nominated for UEFA award

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk have been named as the finalists for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, reports ESPN soccer. While Ronaldo, a three-time winner, has been ever-present in the final three since the award was created in 2011, Van Dijk makes his first appearance after helping Liverpool win the Champions League title last ... Read More »

Dortmund primed to challenge Bayern’s Bundesliga dominance

Berlin (AP/UNB) — Borussia Dortmund has declared a challenge to end Bayern Munich’s seven-year domination of the Bundesliga and is encouraged by signs of disharmony and unrest from the defending champion. After pushing Bayern to the final day last season, Dortmund invested heavily over the summer to strengthen defensive frailties and give Swiss coach Lucien Favre more attacking options for ... Read More »

3 Indian clubs to take part in Sheikh Kamal Int’l Club Cup

Dhaka – Three Indian football clubs — East Bengal FC, Mohun Bagan AC and Kolkata Mohammedan SC — will participate in the upcoming Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup 2019 to be held at MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram in October. Mohun Bagan Athletic Club signed the deed of consent with the organiser on Friday while Kolkata Mohammedan Sporting Club on ... Read More »

SAFF U-18 Champs: Bangladesh face off Sri Lanka on Sept 21

Dhaka – Bangladesh will start their South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-18 Championship 2019 campaign by facing Sri Lanka in the first match of three-team Group B on September 21 at the APF Stadium in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. The championship is scheduled to be held on September 20-29.Runners-up Bangladesh team placed in Group B along with former runners-up India ... Read More »

Dhaka Abahani finish runners-up crushing Sheikh Jamal

Dhaka- Last two times champions Dhaka Abahani Limited had to remain satisfied with runners-up position in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) crushing former champions Sheikh Jamal DC by 4-1 goals in their last league match at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Monday. The popular sky-blue Dhanmondi outfit managed a consolation 2nd slot in the league securing 58 points from ... Read More »

Dhaka Abahani almost out of title race after playing draw

Dhaka – Defending champions Dhaka Abahani Ltd are almost out of the title race after playing 2-2 draw with fellow Chattogram Abahani Ltd in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday. After a barren first half, defender Mohammed Mamun Miah opened the account for the popular sky-blue Dhanmondi based outfit Dhaka Abahani in ... Read More »

JFA U-14 Football: Thakurgaon demands rearrangement of final

Dhaka – Claiming that injustice was done to them denying them a spot in the final of the JFA Under-14 National Women’s Football Championship although they won the semifinal, Thakurgaon District Football Association (DFA) on Wednesday demanded that the final is arranged again. It also demanded meting put punishment to other teams who did the same offence like them.The demand ... Read More »

Women’s U-16 Football: Magura beat Rajshahi 4-0

Dhaka – Magura District earned a comfortable 4-0 goals victory over Rajshahi District in Group B match of the final round of BFF-UNICEF U-16 National Women’s Football Championship at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Tuesday. Shipra scored two goals in the 2nd and 19th minutes for Magura while Lutfar nahar and Munni netted one ... Read More »