Combative Van Gaal takes on the media in spat over tactics

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal went on the offensive on Thursday, defending his tactics, reputation and past history as he sparred with reporters in another bellicose performance ahead of his country’s World Cup quarter-final against Argentina.

Scaloni guarded on Di Maria fitness for Dutch clash

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni was guarded about whether Angel di Maria would be available for Friday's World Cup quarter-final against the Netherlands but said on Thrusday that every player who took the field would be fit.

Ronaldo says Portugal 'united' after reported walk-out threat

Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that Portugal were "too united to be broken by outside forces" after it was reported he had threatened to walk out on the squad after being benched against Switzerland.

Brazil goalkeepers in safe hands under Taffarel

Brazil's current first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker was still a toddler when Claudio Taffarel dived to his left to keep out Daniele Massaro's spot-kick and set up the Selecao's penalty shoot-out win over Italy in the 1994 World Cup final.

Flick to remain Germany coach despite World Cup fiasco

Germany coach Hansi Flick will keep his job and lead the team at Euro 2024 despite their crushing World Cup disappointment, the German Football Association (DFB) said on Wednesday.

FIFA fine Croatia over fans' xenophobic chants

FIFA on Wednesday sanctioned World Cup quarter-finalists Croatia following abuse by their fans targeting Canada's goalkeeper Milan Borjan.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Combative Van Gaal takes on the media in spat over tactics

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal went on the offensive on Thursday, defending his tactics, reputation and past history as he sparred with reporters in another bellicose performance ahead of his country’s World Cup quarter-final against Argentina.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Scaloni guarded on Di Maria fitness for Dutch clash

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni was guarded about whether Angel di Maria would be available for Friday's World Cup quarter-final against the Netherlands but said on Thrusday that every player who took the field would be fit.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Ronaldo says Portugal 'united' after reported walk-out threat

Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that Portugal were "too united to be broken by outside forces" after it was reported he had threatened to walk out on the squad after being benched against Switzerland.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Faith and fire: 5 inspiring quotes from Neymar

The product of glorious Brazilian football genes, exceptional body control, quick reflexes, and admirable confidence on the football field come together in the form of Neymar Jr, a name that resonates all over the globe, even more so during the season of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. A remarkable goal-scorer and famed playmaker, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior’s journey seem awe-inspiring. Yet, this thirty-year-old has faced immense obstacles throughout his voyage to the top. For some dose of motivation, let us explore a few words of wisdom from the golden-haired magician himself on how to conquer your weaknesses.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Messi vs Ronaldo: A generation-defining rivalry

Brazil vs Argentina is a hot debate in Bangladesh for sure, but another debate outweighs every other — Messi or Ronaldo? Whether you are just a seasonal football fan enjoying the matches after your four-year hiatus or a regular fan that burns the midnight oil to follow the domestic leagues, Messi vs Ronaldo debate is one that is prevalent in both.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

6 things you can learn from Argentina’s Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s life and career have an array of valuable lessons for all of us. His quotes reflect being humble, being unfazed by failure, and above all, knowing the true values of humanity. These beliefs are not unique to a sport but to life. Some people believe Lionel Messi, the Argentine footballer, is one of the greatest players of all time, if not the greatest player ever to grace the football field. The Argentine footballer did not come to his stardom easily. He started from a place of poverty and worked his way up using every opportunity that came his way.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Leadership lessons from Croatian footballer Luka Modric

Adored by football fans all over the world, rivals and supporters alike — Luka Modric is one of the most revered names in modern football. Easily up there amongst the all-time great midfielders, this Croatian is a shining example of a true leader. He may not look like much from the outside but on and off the pitch, he demonstrates all the qualities of a true leader.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

5 tips to live stream FIFA World Cup 2022 online with no hassle

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is enthralling the football fans of Bangladesh with nonstop exciting actions, and this time the fans are reaping the benefits of technology at its fullest by watching the matches live on websites and apps! From foreign paid apps like NBC’s Peacock, and Supersport to our local app Toffee which is streaming the World Cup exclusively for free, this time, fans are not missing even a moment’s action. But with live streaming often lagging or buffering a lot, we have 5 tips on how to watch the matches with no hassle.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

The kinship between Bangladesh and Argentina

The people of Bangladesh have been supporting Argentina for well over two decades since the great Maradona era which really enhanced the fanbase here in Bangladesh. The love for Argentina's national team can be dated to a specific moment and location: On June 22nd, 1986, in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca. In a triumph over England that day, Diego Maradona scored twice (the notorious "Hand of God" and a masterful dribble goal that is regarded as the best goal in tournament history), humiliating the creators of the modern game and cementing his legend.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Will Brazil-Argentina prevail against well-drilled Europeans to end 32-year wait?

A Brazil-Argentina World Cup semi-final encounter looms large as the South American arch-rivals have the possibility to face off in what will be their first World Cup meeting in 32 years provided both the teams win their quarter-final berths.