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Booters stun Afghanistan

17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014

Booters stun Afghanistan

Bangladesh got off to a brilliant start in the Asian Games as they stunned South Asian powerhouse Afghanistan 1-0 in their Group B opener at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon, South Korea yesterday. Captain Mamunul Islam struck the decisive goal in the 83rd minute of the match to give Bangladesh their first win in...

Asian Games

Booters beat Afghanistan

Bangladesh pulled off a surprise 1-0 win against a higher-ranked Afghanistan in their Asian Games Group B opener at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon, South Korea yesterday. An 83rd minute strike from skipper Mamunul Islam – a powerful left-footed drive from the edge of the box – ensured Bangladesh their third win in the Asian Games; their first since 1986 when they beat . Afghanistan, ranked 41 places above Bangladesh in the latest FIFA rankings and boasting a number of players...

Asian Games: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan 1-0

Asian Games: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan 1-0

Bangladesh U-23 national team made a winning start in their Asian Games campaign when they beat Afghanistan 1-0 at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon, South Korea today. Skipper Mamunul Islam scored the winning goal in the 84th minute of the match with a low drive from the edge of the box. Afghanistan, who are 31...

17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

Hopes on cricket, kabaddi

The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) has pinned their medal hopes only on cricket and kabaddi while it expects decent results in shooting, archery and gymnastics in the upcoming Asian Games, scheduled for September 19 to October 4 in Incheon, South Korea. The BOA initially decided to send athletes of 21 disciplines but later dropped eight disciplines from the contingent after evaluating results of July's Commonwealth Games. The Bangladesh contingent now features cricket (men & women), kabaddi (men & women), football,...

NKorea fires 3 short-range rockets

NKorea fires 3 short-range rockets

North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's Ministry of Defence said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia. The rockets were fired from multiple launchers in the North Korean port city of Wonsan and travelled 220 km (135 miles) before landing...

Asian Games

BCB goes all out for gold

As per the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB's) directive, the national selectors submitted a strong 15-member squad for the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. Almost all the leading cricketers except captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who has opted out in order to attend his marriage ceremony, were drafted in the side as the board is desperate to retain the gold in the multinational competition. But many have questioned the wisdom of sending the...

SKorea ferry boss death confirmed

SKorea ferry boss death confirmed

Police in South Korea have said that a body they found in June is that of the fugitive owner of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people. The billionaire businessman Yoo Byung-eun went missing shortly after the disaster, sparking a massive manhunt. DNA samples from the body matched those of Yoo's...

Scheduling problems for Super Cup

The staging of the Super Cup, domestic football's season-ending tournament, seemingly hangs in the balance following the decision to allow enough preparation time for the national team ahead of September's Asian Games in South Korea. The emergency meeting of the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) executive committee yesterday decided to stage the lucrative Super Cup but could not confirm the starting date of the fourth edition the tournament, which garnered a lot of attention from football fans in its first edition...

NKorea again test-fires projectiles: Seoul

NKorea again test-fires projectiles: Seoul

North Korea launched two projectiles presumed to be ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said. The latest in a series of test-firings is seen as expressions of anger over its failure to win talks on receiving outside aid, and over ongoing US-South Korean military drills. The projectiles were fired from the North...

NKorea fires 'short-range missiles'

NKorea fires 'short-range missiles'

North Korea has fired two suspected short-range missiles into the sea, South Korea says, in the fourth such test in two weeks. The projectiles were launched from a western province into waters east of the Korean peninsula in the early hours of Wednesday, officials said. The move follows a recent visit by the Chinese president...

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