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  • England edge Spain in five-goal thriller

    England ran riot with three first-half goals, including two from Raheem Sterling, to stun Spain and earn a 3-2 away win in the Nations League on Monday as they moved back into contention in League A Group 4 of UEFA's new competition.

  • Mancini's Italy off the mark

    Roberto Mancini got his first competitive win as Italy's journey back from the abyss of their World Cup qualifying failure began to take shape with a last-gasp 1-0 win over Poland in the Nations League.

  • 'Foreign players will make the difference'

    Coaches and players of various clubs feel that the foreign players will make the difference when it comes to winning titles of domestic competitions in the upcoming season.

  • Football tri-series next month?

    The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is mulling the option of hosting a tri-nation series in the next FIFA window (Nov 12-20) involving Bangladesh and two other countries from the region instead of playing one or two friendlies.

  • Pragmatism the decider?

    France and Germany will face off in an UEFA Nations League encounter tonight and surely the two most recent world champions will both look to shake off their recent disappointments with a win. France salvaged a late 2-2 draw in their friendly with Iceland, whilst Germany were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Netherlands in the Nations League.

  • Brazil challenge for young Argentina

    Argentina began the international break with a routine 4-0 win over Iraq in Riyadh, but their inexperienced group without Lionel Messi will face a much stiffer test when they take on Brazil in Jeddah today. The match will start at 11:45pm Bangladesh Standard Time.

  • Bolt fumes over drug test notice

    Sprint legend Usain Bolt says he's stunned after being handed a drug testing notice despite retiring from athletics and having no professional contract as he bids to launch a football career in Australia.

  • 'Bottom marks for Loew'

    The German press turned on Joachim Loew after the hammering by the Netherlands left the future of Germany's head coach in doubt with world champions France looming on Tuesday.


    Little Gibraltar finally won their first competitive match after 22 defeats on Saturday when they beat Armenia -- who featured Arsenal

  • Sk Russel, Saif SC eye trophies

    Since winning a rare treble in the 2012-13 season Sheikh Russel KC have never bagged any silverware in top-flight football, but this time they are dreaming of repeating that famous feat with a squad that is a blend of youth and experience, including four current national players.