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'Academy shouldn't be used to gobble up funds'

'Academy shouldn't be used to gobble up funds'

Manjur Kader. A name that evokes praise and controversy in equal measure. Since taking over the Dhanmondi Club in 2009, this veteran sports organiser has turned the small club into one of the most successful ones of the country, helping revive the country's fledgling football scene. But he has also earned a fair...

Sheikh Jamal in Bhutan King’s Cup final

Sheikh Jamal in Bhutan King’s Cup final

Bangladesh Premier League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club reached the final of the King’s Cup in Bhutan after beating defending champions Manang Marshyangdi Club of Nepal 2-1 in the first semifinal at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu today. Cedri Abe had given MMC the lead in the 54th minute but substitute striker Shakhawat Hossain...

Messi smashes Spanish league record

Messi smashes Spanish league record

Barcelona's Lionel Messi became the Spanish league's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Sevilla. Messi finally matched Telmo Zarra's 251 goals with a fantastic free-kick, having failed to score in his last three La Liga matches. Sevilla levelled through a Jordi Alba own goal, but Neymar made it 2-1. Ivan Rakitic scored a header before...

South African footballer shot dead

South African footballer shot dead

South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died after being shot, South African police say. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa's girlfriend's house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg. The 27-year-old played for Orlando Pirates and had played in South Africa's last four Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. On Saturday, he was in action for...

The real-life Noah's Ark

The real-life Noah's Ark

Constructed from the metal hulls of old barges and held together by Scandinavian pine, this 23-metre high, 30-metre wide and 135-metre long real-life Noah's Ark stands four-storeys tall, is as long as a football field and even comes with its own animals. Dutch contractor Johan Huibers -- who took three years to build the...

Bangladesh girls trounce UAE

Bangladesh girls trounce UAE

Bangladesh thrashed United Arab Emirates by 6-0 goals in their second match of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today. The hosts, who kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 win over Jordan on Wednesday, dictated terms from the beginning and went for the breather with a comfortable four-goal...

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Neymar quadruple thrashes Japan

Neymar quadruple thrashes Japan

Neymar scored all four goals in a sumptuous display for Brazil as the five-times world champions routed an under-strength Japan 4-0 in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday to maintain Dunga's perfect start since returning as coach. The Brazilian skipper took his impressive tally to 40 goals in 58 matches after his strikes against...

Mohammedan lift U-18 title

Mohammedan lift U-18 title

Mohammedan Sporting Club continued their age-level football dominance as they clinched the Airtel U-18 Football Tournament title beating Brothers Union 2-0 in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. The Black and Whites, who have been devoid of a league title at the senior level for twelve years, made it consecutive youth tournament...

FA Chairman 'gifted' six watches

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke says he has received six watches since taking over the role in July 2013. Dyke, 67, made the revelation after the controversy of the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) giving away £16,000 watches at the 2014 World Cup. "I've been given about six watches since I took over at the FA and I don't use any of them. I don't like the culture of present giving in football," Dyke said. CBF's sponsors gave the watches to 32 association...

Brazil’s Willian crushes Ecuador

Brazil’s Willian crushes Ecuador

Brazil beat Ecuador 1-0 in an international friendly in New Jersey on Tuesday with a first half goal from Willian enough to give coach Dunga his second successive victory. The win came four days after Brazil beat Colombia and the win over a spritely Ecuador side delighted the new manager. "There weren't any negative points,"...

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