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  • U-16 girls qualify for second round

    Bangladesh emerged as unbeaten champions of Group F of the first round of the AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifiers after handing a 2-0 defeat to Vietnam at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.

  • Neymar gets PSG back in the groove

    From a deeper than usual playmaker role Brazil's Neymar pulled the strings as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat Rennes 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday helping to dispel midweek memories of a European flop at Liverpool.


    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane following their departures from the

  • 'SAFF loss made us stronger'

    Bangladesh under-15 women's football team, who went to Bhutan as the defending champions of the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship last month, had cruised to the final with some dominant performances. But they were undone by a dogged Indian side in the final, a defeat which was as surprising as it was saddening for the team.

  • Insigne takes Napoli to top

    Lorenzo Insigne scored a double either side of a Simone Verdi goal as Napoli dominated Torino 3-1 to join Juventus on top of Serie A on Sunday.

  • Pogba not as selfish as people think: Deschamps

    France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup.

  • Chelsea stumble as West Ham battle to 0-0 draw

    Chelsea dropped their first points of the season on Sunday as West Ham held Maurizio Sarri's team to a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium. The Blues had won all five of their Premier League matches before the weekend, going toe to toe with Liverpool, who won again on Saturday to make it six wins out of six.

  • Asensio scores winner as Real move top of La Liga

    Real Madrid moved top of La Liga on Saturday after Marco Asensio's goal proved the difference in a scrappy 1-0 win over Espanyol.


    Sir Alex Ferguson made an emotional return to Manchester United on Saturday for the first time since the club's legendary former

  • Bashundhara show their power

    Newcomers Bashundhara Kings showcased their power with a 4-1 win over Maldives Premier League champions New Radiant SC at the Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari on Friday.

  • Vietnam test for girls

    Hosts Bangladesh will look to seal a place in the second qualifying round of the AFC Women's Under-16 Championship Qualifiers with a win against Vietnam in the last match of Group F of the first qualifying round in Dhaka today.

  • City, Liverpool win; Man Utd held

    Manchester City and Liverpool sealed dominant wins against Cardiff City and Southampton respectively while a toothless Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw with Wolves in Premier League matches.

  • Tearful Ronaldo picks himself up for trip to Frosinone

    Cristiano Ronaldo picks himself up and gets back to business in Serie A against promoted Frosinone on Sunday after his return to Spain in the Champions League ended in a tearful sending off against Valencia.

  • Tuchel puzzled by poor CL display

    Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel admitted Saturday he was left puzzled by the lack of cohesion between his trio of star strikers against Liverpool.

  • Anuching hat-trick helps Bangladesh to 7-0 win

    Forward Anuching Mogini scored a first half hat-trick as Bangladesh put seven goals past UAE in the AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifiers at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur.

  • Willian gives Chelsea a winning start

    Willian's early goal in Greece gives Premier League leaders Chelsea a 1-0 win over PAOK in the Europa League.

  • CR7 sees red but further ban unlikely

    Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League debut for Juventus lasted only 29 minutes as he was red-carded but the Italians began their Group H campaign impressively with a 2-0 victory at Valencia on Wednesday.

  • Golden girls return to action

    The batch that began Bangladesh women's football team's spectacular journey is all set to return to business at the international level through the inaugural SAFF U-18 Women's Championship to be held in Thimphu from September 28.

  • Hosts take on UAE

    Hosts Bangladesh will likely rest a few key players when they take on United Arab Emirates in their third match of the AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifiers at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur today.

  • Pep's City given a rude wake-up call

    Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admitted the English champions were handed a wake-up call in a shock 2-1 home defeat by Lyon to start their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.

  • Belgium join France atop FIFA rankings

    Belgium have joined world champions France as joint leaders of the FIFA world rankings released Thursday, the first time in the table's 25-year history that top spot has been shared.

  • Hair tug gets Ronaldo in hot waters with UEFA

    Cristiano Ronaldo and the Champions League are football's great love affair; two commercial behemoths that keep untold millions in revenues rolling through the gates.

  • Pogba propels United to victory against Young Boys

    Paul Pogba's brilliant opening goal was the catalyst as Manchester United overcame a difficult start to beat Young Boys 3-0 in Bern in their opening Champions League game on Wednesday.

  • Real stroll past Roma, City lose to Lyon

    Real Madrid got their Champions League title defence off to a strong start on Wednesday by convincingly beating AS Roma 3-0 at home with goals from Isco, Gareth Bale and a stoppage-time strike from returning striker Mariano Diaz.

  • Costa given 4-match ban

    Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been suspended for four Serie A matches after spitting at Sassuolo's Federico Di Francesco during Sunday's game, the Italian league has said.

  • 'We can compete against anyone'

    Mauro Icardi insisted Inter can compete against anyone after the stuttering Italian side completed a dramatic turnaround to upstage Tottenham in the Champions League.

  • Firmino delivers deserved win

    Liverpool left it late but showed Paris Saint-Germain have plenty of work to do if they are to challenge for a first-ever Champions League title as Roberto Firmino struck a stoppage time winner in a 3-2 victory at Anfield on Tuesday.

  • Girls brush Lebanon aside

    Bangladesh demonstrated more synchronised performance in their second match of Group F of AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifiers, outplaying Lebanon 8-0 at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.

  • Pochettino defends selection after 'cruel' defeat

    Mauricio Pochettino defended his team selection after Tottenham Hotspur suffered a "cruel" 2-1 defeat by Inter Milan in their Champions League Group B opener at the San Siro on Tuesday.

  • Kane can't shoulder scoring burden alone, says Lamela

    Harry Kane is not a "machine" and it is only a matter of time before he is back among the goals, according to Tottenham teammate Erik Lamela.