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  • Bastian sad despite goal

    Bastian Schweinsteiger launched his Major League Soccer career with a debut goal on Saturday but was left unsatisfied after Chicago Fire's 2-2 draw with Montreal Impact.

  • USA held by Panama

    Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in two games as the United States were held to a 1-1 draw in a hard-fought CONCACAF World Cup qualifying battle with Panama on Tuesday.

  • US keep World Cup hopes alive

    The United States remain in contention for a spot at next year's World Cup after Bruce Arena's side battled to a scrappy 1-1 away draw against Panama in CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday.

  • ‘No European football has helped Conte's Chelsea’

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has enjoyed a "position of privilege" by not having to deal with both European and domestic campaigns in his first season in England, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said.

  • U-18 Nat'l Football: BKSP pummel Sirajganj

    The U-18 National Football Championship involving 63 districts and the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) got underway at eight separate venues across the country yesterday.

  • AFC Cup: Abahani aiming to top group

    Five-time Bangladesh Premier League champions Abahani will look to put behind their dismal performances at the international level as they get set to begin another international campaign in the AFC Cup this month.

  • District football gets a boost

    With the aim of reviving district football, the Under-18 National Football Championship will get underway from Thursday at eight separate venues with the participation of 63 district teams and Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP).

  • US players must stand for national anthem

    The United States Soccer Federation has instituted a policy that requires players on a national team to "stand respectfully" during national anthems, the New York Times and other media reported on Saturday.

  • Luca Zidane out for three months

    Zinedine Zidane's son Luca, a goalkeeper with Real Madrid's under-19 side, will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury, Spanish daily Marca reported Friday.

  • FIFA chief ‘confident’ of video officials at WC

    Video assistance for referees could be a reality at next year's World Cup finals despite teething problems when they were tested at the Club World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday.

  • Clear CT scan allays fears over Atletico's Torres

    Spanish football breathed a sigh of relief after a CT scan on Fernando Torres revealed the Atletico Madrid striker suffered no traumatic brain injuries in a sickening on-field clash on Thursday.

  • Messi

    WC fans will need special identity cards for matches

    Fans at next year's World Cup and this year's Confederations Cup in Russia will need special identity cards before they can watch matches, soccer's governing body said Thursday.

  • Former FIFA secretary general Valcke appeals 10-year ban

    Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his 10-year ban from football, the tribunal said on Tuesday.

  • Napoli fuming after Juve awarded two penalties in 3-1 win

    Napoli were left fuming after Juventus were awarded two penalties early in the second half on their way to a 3-1 win in the first leg of their Italian Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

  • Fiorentina jeered off after squandering another two-goal lead

    Fiorentina squandered a two-goal lead at home for the second time in five days on Monday and were jeered off the field following a 2-2 draw with Torino which heaped the pressure on coach Paulo Sousa.

  • Klopp believes board not players decided Ranieri fate

    The Leicester City squad have found an unlikely ally in Juergen Klopp after the Liverpool manager said that the club's board were likely responsible for Claudio Ranieri's sacking and that the concept of 'player power' was often exaggerated.

  • Real stage dramatic come-from-behind win

    Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.

  • Iborra fires Sevilla to derby win

    Sevilla captain Vicente Iborra came off the bench to lead his side to a second-half comeback at fierce local rivals Real Betis on Saturday, assisting and scoring in a 2-1 win to provisionally take Jorge Sampaoli's side joint-top of La Liga.

  • Irrepressible Lukaku reaches Everton landmark

    Romelu Lukaku became Everton's joint highest Premier League scorer on Saturday and the powerful striker is showing no signs of slowing down as he leads his team's bid to qualify for European competition.

  • Napoli suffer shock home defeat

    Napoli's remote hopes of overhauling Serie A leaders Juventus were dealt a possibly fatal blow when they lost 2-0 at home to Atalanta on Saturday and the Turin side ploughed on by beating Empoli by the same score.

  • Valencia stun Real

    Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia on Wednesday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season.

  • Can Ctg Abahani, MSC survive?

    Even before stepping onto the field for their third and final match, Bangladesh Premier League champions Abahani had been eliminated from the group stage of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup for the second successive time, leaving local hopes resting on holders Chittagong Abahani and Mohammedan SC.

  • Clement out to give former club Chelsea the blues

    Having helped Chelsea to win the Premier League as assistant to Carlo Ancelotti, Paul Clement will be looking to put a dent in their title hopes this season when he takes his resurgent Swansea City side to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

  • Messi is happy at Barca: Bauza

    Lionel Messi could not be happier than at Barcelona, and can crown his status as an all time great by winning the World Cup with Argentina, national coach Edgardo Bauza told AFP on Wednesday.

  • Vardy strike keeps Leicester hopes alive

    Jamie Vardy's first Champions League goal gave Leicester City a lifeline in their last 16 tie despite going down 2-1 to Sevilla in Wednesday's first leg.

  • Atletico eye quarterfinal berth after bossing Leverkusen

    Atletico Madrid beat hosts Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in a topsy-turvy encounter to take a firm handle on their Champions League round-of-16 tie ahead of the return leg in Spain next month.

  • Mourinho eying changes for St Etienne 2nd leg

    Jose Mourinho will likely ring the changes again as Manchester United look to wrap up their progress to the Europa League last 16 away to Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.

  • Leicester complains to FA over crowd behaviour at Millwall

    Leicester City have complained to the Football Association (FA) about "abuse, provocation and intimidation" aimed at their players, staff and fans during Saturday's FA Cup defeat by third-tier Millwall.

  • Neymar to stand trial

    Neymar, Barcelona and Santos will stand trial on fraud and corruption charges over the transfer of the Brazilian forward after their appeals were turned down by Spain's High Court on Monday.

  • Messi rescues Barcelona

    Lionel Messi's late penalty saw bedraggled Barcelona scrape a 2-1 victory over Leganes on Sunday at a divided Nou Camp as the La Liga champions looked as if they had still not recovered from their harrowing midweek defeat to Paris St Germain.

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