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12:00 AM, March 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 29, 2019


Women booters  back in training

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Having enjoyed almost entire week off following their semifinal exit from the SAFF Women's Championship, the Bangladesh team got back to work in training yesterday, preparing themselves for the upcoming Bangamata U-19 Women's International Gold Cup scheduled for April 22 to May 3 in Dhaka. Six teams, split into two groups, will participate in the tournament.

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The women in red and green only underwent stretching sessions over the past week in a bid to recover from the tough matches they had against the senior teams of Bhutan, Nepal and India during the short span of the regional women's tournament.

Coach Golam Rabbani told reporters that his charges learnt a lot from the championship and that they would put emphasis on training the attackers in order to get rid of their scoring issues as well as bring composure to the attacking third.          

Ireland charged after tennis ball protest


Ireland have been hit with a UEFA charge after fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch in a bizarre protest during their Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia.

The incident happened in the 33rd minute of Tuesday's 1-0 win in Dublin as fans vented their displeasure at outgoing Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney. The case will be dealt with by UEFA's control, ethics and disciplinary body on May 16.

Reports of a protest emerged ahead of the game, three days after it was announced that the controversial Delaney was to move from his existing post to the newly created role of executive vice-president.          

Moise Kean hits back at father's tractor claims


Rising Italy star Moise Kean on Wednesday hit back at claims by his father that Juventus still owe him two tractors as part of an agreement to sign the teenage forward.

The 19-year-old burst into the limelight with two goals in his first two international games, scoring in Italy's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Finland and Liechtenstein. But his father Biorou Jean Kean has also been in the headlines repeating claims he made two years ago that Juventus have yet to give him the tractors for his agricultural business in the Ivory Coast.

"Tractors? I don't know what you're talking about..." wrote the teenage striker on Instagram. "If I'm the man I am today, it is only thanks to my mother. With that I've said everything! And never forget the person who fed you."               

Uni futsal from Sunday

Sports Reporter

The second season of the 'Wings Uni Futsal 2019' tournament is set to get underway from March 31 till April 4, with 32 renowned universities from across the country taking part in the event. The five-day tournament will be held at Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur with matches taking place from 9 am till 6:30 pm.

The 32 teams will be divided into eight groups before the top two teams progress from each group to the round of 16 phase of the tournament. The quarter finals, semifinals and final will be held on the 4th of April 2019.    

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