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Salah seeking redemption in Champions League final

New York (AP/UNB) – His left shoulder in a sling, Mohamed Salah stood in a line at the airport in Kiev with the rest of Liverpool’s disappointed players as they made their way back from the Champions League final last year. Heads were down. No one really wanted to talk. It was a fairly melancholic scene. Salah had more reason ... Read More »

BFF to arrange Women’s Football League in Oct-Nov

Dhaka- Chairman of Women’s wing of Bangladesh Football Federation and FIFA council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron on Thursday said that they will arrange Women’s Football League in October-November this year. “We’ll arrange amateur football league for women’s booters either in the last week of October or in the first week of November this year. The date and schedule are yet ... Read More »

Stokes propels England to 311 in World Cup opener

Dhaka – In the World Cup opener against South Africa at the Oval in London, hosts England on Thursday posted 311 for eight in 50 overs. Ben Stokes was the highest scorer for England hitting 89 off 79. Along with him, Jason Roy (54), Joe Root (51) and Eoin Morgan (87) also hit the fifties. South Africa won the toss ... Read More »

Prizes of Walton Int’l Rating Chess distributed

Dhaka – Prizes of the Walton International Rating Chess Tournament 2019 were handed over at a function at the Chess Federation here on Wednesday. FM Iqbal Bin Anwar (Dawn), Executive Director and Head of Games and Sports of the meet’s sponsor Walton Group, distributed prizes among winners as chief guest. KM Shahidullah, Vice-President of Bangladesh Chess Federation, presided over the ... Read More »

Neymar leaves Brazil training with knee pain

May 29 (AP/UNB) – Neymar had to cut short his first full training session with Brazil ahead of the Copa America after the striker appeared to feel pain in his left knee. The 27-year-old Neymar left the field in the Granja Comary training ground outside Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday alongside doctor Rodrigo Lasmar. Brazil’s football confederation said Neymar had ... Read More »

BD play 1-1 with Thai Air Force in practice football match

Dhaka – Bangladesh National Football team, now in Thailand on a 10-day preparation camp ahead of the joint qualification matches for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against Laos, played to a 1-1 draw with against Thai professional football club–Air Force United FC– in their first practice game on Tuesday at the Air Force playground in Bangkok. ... Read More »

Bangladesh Football team pass a busy day in Bangkok

Dhaka – Bangladesh National Football team, now in Thailand for a 10-day preparation camp ahead of qualification matches for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023, passed a busy day in Bangkok on Sunday. Ahead of the match against Laos, Bangladesh team will play two preparatory matches against Thai Premier League clubs – Air Force United FC on ... Read More »

Valencia stun deflated Barcelona to win Copa del Rey

AFP-Barcelona wanted a trophy to ease their Champions League heartache but instead fell to another shock defeat as Valencia pulled off a thrilling 2-1 victory on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey. Chasing a record fifth consecutive triumph, Barca were undone by a relentless and gutsy Valencia side, who hung on after Lionel Messi pulled a goal back to ... Read More »

Bangladesh footballer hold first training session in Bangkok

Dhaka – Bangladesh National Football team, currently in Thailand for a 10-day preparation camp, held their first practice session on Saturday morning. The 1.5 hour session started at 9am at the Air Force Football ground in Bangkok, followed by a swimming and recovery session. Bangladesh are scheduled to play two preparatory matches against Thai Premier League clubs – Air Force ... Read More »

Police FC beat Feni Soccer Club by 5-1 goals

Dhaka – Bangladesh Police Football Club routed lowly Feni Soccer Club by 5-1 goals in the last league match of the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh Police FC clinched the BCL title securing 39 points from 20 matches with 11 wins, six draws and three losses. Uttar Baridhara Club finished runners-up in the ... Read More »

National booters fly for Thailand Friday

Dhaka – A 31-member Bangladesh National Football team will fly for Thailand on Friday at 1:30 pm to join a 10-day preparation camp ahead of their joint qualifications for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against Laos. In home and away basis matches, Bangladesh will play their first round-1 away match against Laos on June 6 at ... Read More »

Chattogram Abahani drop points with lowly Team BJMC

Dhaka- The sixth-ranked Chattogram Abahani Limited dropped points with bottom-placed Team BJMC in a 1-1 draw in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at Shaheed Bulu Stadium in Noakhali on Tuesday. Earlier, Chattogram Abahani conceded 1-2 defeat against Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on May 16. After the day’s draw, Chattogram Abahani remained at ... Read More »

BCL Football: Uttar Baridhara, Farashganj SC win

Dhaka – Uttar Baridhara Club and Farashganj Sporting Club won their respective matches in the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday. Farashganj SC beat Victoria SC by 1-0 goal in the day’s first match scored by Mithun in the 28th minute. In the day’s other match, Uttar ... Read More »

East End Club finish runners-up beating Dilkusha SC 1-0

Dhaka – East End Club finished runners-up in the 13-team Dhaka Metropolis 2nd Division Football League beating Dilkusha Sporting Club by 1-0 goals in a place-deciding play-off match at the Bir Shreshta Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday. Luxman scored the match-winning goal for East End Club in the very 9th minute. The two teams took ... Read More »

2nd Div Football: Khilgaon FA beat Azampur FC 3-1

Dhaka – Khilgaon Football Academy eared a comfortable 3-1 goals victory over Azampur Football Club-Uttara in the Dhaka Metropolis 2nd Division Football League at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Sradium in Kamalapur Thursday morning. Sabuj Roy struck twice in the 60th and 64th minutes and Abidul Islam Mesbah netted the other goal in the 34th minute for ... Read More »

BFF celebrates AFC Grassroots Football Day

Dhaka – Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) celebrated the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Grassroots Football Day on Wednesday at BFF artificial turf in Motijheel area of the capital. Some 185 budding footballers including 158 under-12 boys and 27 under-13 girls took part in the day long programme. After the programme, BFF women wing chairman and FIFA council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron ... Read More »

Afroz’s hat-trick brings victory to East End Club

Dhaka – A hat-trick on Tuesday by Mohammad Afroz helped East End Club to beat Shantinagar Club by 3-1 goals in the Dhaka Metropolis Second Division Football League at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi M Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur. Mohammad Afroz made the hat-trick scoring all the three goals for East End Club while Mohammad Sufol Islam netted the lone ... Read More »

BCL Football: Uttar Baridhara plays 1-1 draw with Wari Club

Dhaka – Uttar Baridhara Club shared points with Wari Club after playing a 1-1 draw in the ongoing Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football match at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Tuesday. In day’s another match, the bottom-place T&T Club (Motijheel) defeated the sixth-place Dhaka City FC Ltd. by 1-0 goals at the same ... Read More »

BCL Football: Uttar Baridhara, T&T Club win

Dhaka – Uttar Baridhara Club and Motijheel T&T Club won their respective matches in the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Tuesday. Uttar Baridhara Club beat Bangladesh Police AC by 1-0 goal scored by Shamim in the 63rd minute. Motijheel T&T Club defeated Soccer Club, Feni also by ... Read More »

BFF to celebrate AFC Grassroots Football Day May 15

Dhaka – Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will celebrate the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s Grassroots Football Day on May 15 with the participation of Under-12 Boys and Under-13 Girls at the BFF artificial turf in Motijheel here. The BFF will celebrate the day aiming to develop football at the grassroots level and as well as to encourage everyone to play football. ... Read More »

BPL Football: Saif SC start with 2-1win over Rahmatganj MFS

Dhaka- Saif Sporting Club started their 2nd phase matches of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating Rahmatganj MFS by 2-1 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday.Despite the day’s win, Saif SC remained at 4th place with 26 points from 13 games in the league while Rahmatganj MFS remained at the 9th spot with 12 points. In the ... Read More »

BPL Football: Rafael helps Sheikh Russel beat Arambagh KS 2-1

Dhaka – Two late strikes by Brazilian forward Alex Rafael guided Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra to beat Arambagh Krira Sangha by 2-1 goals in their opening 2nd phase match of the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at the Sylhet District Stadium on Thursday. Despite the day’s victory, Sheikh Russel KC remained at the 3rd slot in the 13-team league ... Read More »

Liverpool ousts Barca in historic Champions League comeback

Liverpool (AP/UNB) – Liverpool’s players had their hands on their heads, seemingly unable to comprehend their achievement. One of them, James Milner, was in tears. When he wasn’t punching the air, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp stood in front of The Kop in full voice and just took it all in. Just when Liverpool fans thought they had seen it all ... Read More »

Bangamata Football: Bangladesh on the brink of title

Dhaka- Title-aspirants Bangladesh are confident over winning the first Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup Football title on Friday. The hosts are ready for final Laos test at 6 pm on Monday at Bangabandhu National Stadium where the President Abdul Hamid is expected to be the chief guest of the final match. Head Coach of Bangladesh Golam Rabbani Choton said ... Read More »

2nd phase BPL football from Monday

Dhaka – The 2nd phase of the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football will begin on Monday (May 6). The Professional Football League Committee of Bangladesh Football Federation finalised the date at a meeting at the BFF House on Wednesday. The committee also decided to organise a football league or tournament for the U-17 or U-18 club teams of the ... Read More »

Van de Beek gives Ajax 1-0 lead vs Tottenham in CL semifinal

London (AP/UNB) – Even with a first Champions League final in 23 years in sight, Ajax has some regrets.The way Ajax overpowered Tottenham at the start of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday left the visitors feeling frustrated to only have a slender 1-0 advantage from the first leg, secured by Donny van de Beek’s first-half goal. “In the first ... Read More »

Bangamata Football: Bangladesh to play Mongolia in semifinal Tuesday

Dhaka – Group B champions Bangladesh, struggling with injury problems, are confident about winning the 2nd semifinal of the Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup Football when they meet Group A runners-up Mongolia on Tuesday. The match will kick off at 6pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here. In the first semifinal, Group A champions and high-flying Laos will play ... Read More »

BCL Football: Victoria SC, Bangladesh Police win

Dhaka- Victoria SC and Bangladesh Police FC won their respective matches in the ongoing Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football on Tuesday. Victoria SC defeated Soccer Club, Feni by 1-0 goal at Bir Shreshta Shaheed Shipahi M Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur. Hridoy netted the lone goal for Victoria in the 24th minute. In the day’s other match, Bangladesh Police FC ... Read More »

Bangamata U-19 Football: Bangladesh off to flying start

Dhaka – Bangladesh got off to a flying start in the Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup Football with a 2-0 goals victory over the United Arab Emirates in the opening match at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Monday. Striker Sirat Jahan Shopna and Krishna Rani Sarkar scored one each for the hosts. Earlier, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal formally ... Read More »