Inter’s turbulent summer leaves Serie A crown up for grabs

Inter Milan kick off the new Serie A season on Saturday in the midst of fan protests and money troubles that threaten to derail their title defence before it has even begun.

Robson proving to be the difference-maker

When Bashundhara Kings roped in Brazil’s Robson Da Silva, popularly known as Robinho, on loan from top-tier Fluminense FC, the Bangladesh Premier League champions had his marauding runs down the left flank in mind and hopes their Argentine talisman Hernan Barcos could capitalise on Robson’s flawless crosses and decisive passes in the AFC Cup.

Saif and Police earn victories

Saif Sporting Club notched up a 3-1 win over Uttar Baridhara Club, courtesy of a brace from Nigerian John Okoli, in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

Pochettino willing to wait on Messi

The arrival of Lionel Messi at Paris Saint Germain has created a positive mood at the Ligue 1 club but he is unlikely to play any part in Saturday’s home game against Strasbourg, coach Mauricio Pochettino said.

Tough friendlies ahead for Bangladesh

After being demoted four places to the 188th position in the FIFA World Ranking on Thursday, Bangladesh national football team are scheduled to play against two superior sides -- 101th-ranked Kyrgyzstan and 102nd-ranked Palestine – between August 30 to September 7 of the upcoming FIFA window.

Saif beat Abahani after four years

A brace from Nigerian forward Kenneth Ikechukwu helped Saif SC to a 3-2 win over six-time champions Abahani after four years in a Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

August 7, 2021
August 7, 2021

Abahani, Sk Jamal cancel each other out

Abahani came from two goals behind to play out a 2-2 draw against Sheikh Jamal DC in an important encounter of Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021

Mohammedan and Police play out a stalemate

Mohammedan Sporting Club surrendered a lead to play out a 1-1 draw against Police FC in Bangladesh Premier League encounter at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Kings bounce back after hiccup

Bashundhara Kings returned to winning ways in the Bangladesh Premier League yesterday as the defending champions inflicted an emphatic 3-0 defeat on struggling Muktijoddha Sangsad at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

NSC announces 12 sports award recipients

Legendary footballer Kazi Salahuddin, who also happens to be the current president of Bangladesh Football Federation and South Asian Football Federation as well, was named as the recipient of a lifetime achievement award of the National Sports Council (NSC) Awards.

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

Jamal propels Covid-hit Saif

Saif Sporting Club registered a thrilling 4-3 win over relegation-threatened Arambagh KS in an entertaining encounter of the Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday, with captain Jamal Bhuiyan scoring the winning goal from a free-kick two minutes from time.

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Sheikh Jamal’s win intensifies BPL’s runners-up race

Three-time league champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club returned to winning ways in the Bangladesh Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 win over a strong Saif Sporting Club at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

BPL returns with a stalemate

A major lack of team chemistry from both outfits, especially on the attacking front, left the Bangladesh Premier League encounter between Muktijoddha Sangsad and Sheikh Russel KC to a goalless draw at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. The match was being played after a 12-day break due to the lockdown.

July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

2021 SAFF Championship increasingly unlikely

With fans still reeling from the excitement of Copa America and Euros, any enthusiasm regarding the SAFF Championship -- South Asia’s biggest football carnival -- is likely to be vanish before a ball is kicked due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

‘We love you’

England soccer fans stepped up to defend striker Marcus Rashford on Tuesday by covering the racist abuse scrawled on a mural to the Black player in his hometown with messages of love and support for a “hero” who they said was a national role model.

July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021

‘The happiness is immense’

Lionel Messi was uncharacteristically quiet in Argentina’s 1-0 win over Brazil on Saturday but his performance was irrelevant compared to what the victory means – a first major title for Messi in the blue and white of the national side.