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  • Bangladesh through after goalless draw

    Bangladesh are through to the group stages of the qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup with a 1-0 aggregate win against Laos following a goalless draw at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today.

  • Bangladesh beat Laos 1-0

    Second-half substitute Rabiul Hasan scored a wonderful goal as Bangladesh beat Laos 1-0 in the first leg of their first round qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup at the New Lao National Stadium in Vientiane today.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Nations League finals a wide-open contest

    Still something of a novelty, UEFA's inaugural Nations League tournament reaches its final stage with a four-team mini-competition in Portugal this week, which will be short and sharp and looks to be a wide-open contest.

  • ‘Bangladesh favourites to lift the trophy’

    Almost everyone believes that when Bangladesh kick off the inaugural Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium tomorrow, they will be the favourites to lift the trophy.

  • Bangladesh get Laos in qualifiers

    Bangladesh will play against Laos in the first round of the preliminary joint qualifiers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, the draw of which was held at the AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today.

  • Charged up girls take on China

    U-16 girls lose 3-0 against China

    Bangladesh moved into the final round of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship as runners-up of Group B in the second round of qualifiers after suffering a 3-0 defeat against China in their last match at the Mandalathiri Stadium in Myanmar today.

  • Gordon Banks dead at 81

    Gordon Banks, England's goalkeeper when they won the 1966 World Cup, has died aged 81, his former club Stoke City announced on Tuesday.

  • Thailand fire coach after defeat to India

    Thailand have fired coach Milovan Rajevac following a humiliating 4-1 thrashing by India in their opening Asian Cup game at the weekend.

  • Footballer's wife, son among four dead in road crashes

    Four people were killed and 31 others injured in road accidents in four districts yesterday, according to reports from our correspondents.

  • SAFF U-15 Championship

    U-15 boys thrash Maldives 9-0

    The Bangladesh under-15 boys' football team brought back memories of the 80s with a 9-0 thrashing of Maldives in their first match of the SAFF U-15 Football Championship in Kathmandu yesterday, and thereby earned themselves a spot in the semifinals.

  • Palestine new champions

    Favourites Palestine became the newly crowned champions of the 5th Bangabandhu Gold Cup following a 4-3 win on penalties over 10-man Tajikistan in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

  • Local boy wins it for hosts

    A fortunate strike from Biplu Ahmed helped Bangladesh get off to a winning stat in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup as the hosts handed a single-goal defeat to Laos in the tournament opener at the Sylhet District Stadium yesterday.

  • SAFF Suzuki Cup: India, Maldives cruise into final

    Seven-time champions India set up a final clash against one-time champions Maldives in the SAFF Suzuki Cup following comfortable victories in their respective semifinals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

  • Pulisic powers Dortmund past Liverpool

    American international Christian Pulisic scored two second-half goals to lift Borussia Dortmund to a 3-1 win over Liverpool in an International Champions Cup friendly in North Carolina on Saturday.

  • Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina

    Tiny Iceland made a stunning first-ever World Cup appearance on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a 1-1 draw in a dramatic match where Lionel Messi blew his chance to win it when he had a penalty saved by Hannes Por Halldorsson.

  • Amazon to show live Premier League football matches

    Amazon secures the rights to show English Premier League football matches for the first time in further evidence of their financial might in the bidding wars for sports events, the league said .

  • Toure says Guardiola has problem with African players

    Midfielder Yaya Toure accuses Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola of having "problems with Africans" in an interview by France Football magazine.

  • Karius suffered concussion in CL final!

    Karius suffered a concussion during the match which could have affected his performance, U.S. doctors said.

  • Ex-Arsenal footballer Kanu robbed of $11,000 at Moscow airport

    Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu had $11,000 (9,300 euros) stolen from his suitcase at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on his way to playing in a friendly match organised by FIFA

  • Neymar returns in scoring style as Brazil beat Croatia

    Neymar scored on his return to action after three months out through injury as Brazil warmed up for the World Cup with a 2-0 friendly win over Croatia at Anfield

  • Two England fans to cycle 2400 Miles to Russia for World Cup

    How far would you go to watch the World Cup? Would you fly, travel by train, or even drive? Or, would you cycle 2,400 miles across 8 countries? England fans Jamie Marriott and Mitch Jones are doing exactly that.

  • France bans 'big screen' zones for World Cup

    The threat of terrorist attacks in France has put paid to fans' hopes of watching the World Cup on big screens in public spaces.

  • Vuvuzela returns in Russia

    Moscow is getting a giant vuvuzela ahead of the World Cup

  • 'It's our destiny' -- Fans paint Liverpool red

    Liverpool fans are dreaming of Champions League glory.

  • Lee injury adds to South Korea World Cup woes

    Veteran striker Lee Keun-ho out of South Korea's World Cup squad after tearing a knee ligament

  • World Cup brings culinary boom to Russia

    Russia prepares to feed football fans during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia next month. National dishes have been amped up, menus translated into foreign languages, and food cart festivals set up in all cities where matches have been scheduled.

  • Real snatch comeback win at Bayern

    Holders Real Madrid come from a goal down to snatch a precious 2-1 victory at wasteful Bayern Munich on Wednesday in their Champions League semifinal first leg.

  • Barca ease past self-destructing Roma

    Barcelona capitalise on two disastrous own goals by AS Roma to thrash the Italian side 4-1 at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

  • Andrew Ord leaves

    Bangladesh national football team's head coach Andrew Ord has left his charge, confirmed Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin today.

  • Russia creates 'tourist police' for World Cup

    Russia is looking for a few good men and women who can shoot a gun and speak a bit of English.