Bangladesh Football in troubled waters 

Bangladesh women’s football is making the headlines again but this time for negative reasons, with the latest conundrum surrounding Golam Rabbani Choton’s resignation. The coach has been in charge for 17 years but called it quits and decided to end his relationship with the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). Why couldn’t the BFF capitalise on the women’s team’s success? The Star News Plus brings you the detailed report.  

IND-BD T20 Wheelchair Cricket Series kicks off in Kolkata

The Disabled Cricket Council of India is organising a T20 Wheelchair Cricket Series between India and Bangladesh. The series, consisting of three matches, commenced today at Vivekananda Park Ground in Kolkata

Why Messi is the world's best

French sports magazine named Messi the best among all the world’s top players and athletes.

All you need to know about the World Cup ball Al-Rihla.

On today’s episode of the Star World Cup special, we discuss all there is to know about Al-Rihla, the official ball of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. We bring to you its story; The innovation and the technology behind the World Cup ball.

A World Cup of many firsts is almost upon us

The wait is almost over as the greatest show on earth, the FIFA World Cup, commences tomorrow. Apart from being the last hurrah for many superstars, the Qatar edition will witness several new rules.

England take on Pakistan in throwback final

A confident England will look to deny Pakistan a fairytale finish in Sunday’s Twenty20 World Cup final and become the first nation to hold both global white-ball trophies - if Melbourne’s fickle weather permits.

Qatar Chronicles: Last 16 insights 

Despite a few blips in the group-stage, the World Cup title contenders have found their stride at the business end of the tournament. Netherlands, England, France, Brazil, Argentina- all these sides have played some scintillating football. But Luis Enrique's Spain have come up short as they failed to convert all their penalties in the shootout against Morocco in their last 16 clash even after practising a thousand penalties in training. How much did you enjoy the last 16?

Brazil into knockout stage, Argentina have to wait

It’s a do-or-die dilemma for two-time champions Argentina as they take on Poland at 01:00 am on Thursday. On the following day, Germany will face Costa Rica with the same equation. Five-time champions Brazil already bagged qualification to the last 16 courtesy of consecutive victories against Serbia and Switzerland.

Argentina show signs of life, defending champions France spurn curse

Messi's magic helps Argentina rise from the ashes, Morocco puts down Belgium, defending champions France brush aside the champion’s curse, and the Spain-Germany encounter delivers an end-to-end thriller; All in all the group-stage of the World Cup has satiated the thirsts of all football fans. To discuss all the latest updates of the World Cup, The Daily Star brings you its special segment, Qatar Chronicles.

World Cup match-screenings create festive mood at DU

Every day crowds gather in huge numbers to take part in live World Cup match-screenings at Dhaka University. Current and former students of the University along with people from all walks of life from across the city make their way to the university’s campus to watch the games.

Qatar Chronicles: Richarlison’s worldie, Ronaldo’s record

The Qatar World Cup is heating up as groups are starting to shape up with qualification in mind. Five-time champions Brazil got off to a scintillating start with a 2-0 drubbing over Serbia where Richarlison scored a brace, including a scissors kick.

Underdogs take the World Cup by storm

The World Cup in Asia has left nothing in the tank providing a string of upsets. Lionel Messi’s Argentina were humbled by Saudi Arabia in their very first match following a streak that lasted a whopping 36 matches. Four-time champions Germany too were stunned in the same fashion by Japan. But that didn’t have a ripple effect on some of the other teams as England and Spain went on a goal-scoring frenzy in their opening fixtures. Defending champions France got off to a scintillating start.

Recognising limitations key for Tigers

After beating the Netherlands in their opening game of the ICC T20 World Cup in the Super 12 stage in Hobart on Sunday, an underperforming Bangladesh, with some psychological relief, will be more relaxed ahead of their second game against South Africa in Sydney tomorrow.

'Must hold on to these girls for another five years'

Bangladesh now hold the bragging rights in women's football in South Asia. They created history by taking home the SAFF Championship trophy for the first time, and swept the nation in a wave of euphoria.

Was BFF's reception for SAFF champions a vanity show?

There are several criticisms about the celebration of the female national team and the overall management of the Bangladesh Football Federation. Have the winners received the recognition they truly deserve?

The success in women’s football and its impact

Almost all the big achievements in the country’s sports arena in the past few years have come courtesy of women athletes.