Anisur Rahman | The Daily Star
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  • Foreigners usurp locals

    As big-money foreign signings take their time to settle into the style and pace of play in Bangladesh, the opening stage of the football season's curtain-raising Federation Cup is traditionally the platform where local players can showcase their talents and make an impact.
  • Palestine new champions

    Favourites Palestine became the newly crowned champions of the 5th Bangabandhu Gold Cup following a 4-3 win on penalties over 10-man Tajikistan in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
  • Impressive booters bow out

    Bangladesh's campaign in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup came to an end with a 2-0 defeat against Palestine in the second semifinal at the Birshrehtha Shaheed Ruhul Amin Stadium in Cox's Bazar yesterday, but not before the hosts won hearts with their brave performance.
  • Day boost for booters

    The return of Bangladesh head coach Jamie Day in the tactical area for today's Bangabandhu Gold Cup semifinal against Palestine will surely serve as a motivational boost to the men in red and green. Day even conducted a vital training session just after being discharged from the hospital yesterday morning.
  • Biggest hurdle for hosts

    The fact that Bangladesh ensured a spot in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup semifinals and put up a good show against the Philippines has apparently injected new belief into the men in red and green ahead of their semifinal clash with Palestine tomorrow.