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A number of girls from the unbeaten team of the Bangladesh under-16 women’s football team were reportedly sent alone in a local bus to their hometown on Tuesday. The report of a television channel suggested that the nine players who reside at Kalsindhur village in Dhobaura upazila in Mymensingh were hassled and hurled with verbal […]

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Bangladesh ended their brilliant AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers campaign with a hundred per cent record after thrashing United Arab Emirates 4-0 in their last Group C fixture at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. Skipper Krishna Rani Sarkar scored at the start of both halves — taking her tally to eight goals in the campaign — […]

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Why are we so good?

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When the men’s team are experiencing their worst time in history, the young girls are lifting the country’s image through eye-catching performances “In terms of shooting, passing, scoring, tactics, over-laps and corners, Bangladesh girls are the best,” praised Azzam Ghotok, the Syrian head coach of United Arab Emirates on Saturday after watching the home side’s displays […]

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Bangladesh girls have crushed Chinese Taipei 4-2 to qualify for the AFC Under-16 Women’s Championship, thanks to their topping Group C with their fourth straight win. Bangladesh are through with a match to spare in the qualifiers, edging Chinese Taipei on head-to-head records, whose three wins and one defeat mean they sit second in the […]

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Lionel Messi was back in an Argentina shirt with the captain’s armband strapped around his left arm, and it took just one half of soccer in Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay to remind Argentine fans what they would’ve missed had he stayed retired. The Barcelona superstar momentarily broke through the physical and sometimes chippy […]

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Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio to win their first men’s Olympic football gold medal. The game finished 1-1 after extra time, with Neymar’s first-half free-kick cancelled out by Max Meyer’s strike. In the shootout, Germany’s Nils Petersen had his penalty saved by Weverton before Neymar […]

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Neymar scored a brace, including the fastest goal in Olympic history, Gabriel Jesus got two more and Marquinhos and Luan added one each as Brazil swept past Honduras 6-0 into the final of the men’s Olympic tournament on Wednesday. The home side, playing in front of a packed Maracana stadium and desperately seeking the only […]

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Star striker Lionel Messi will return to play for the Argentine national team for “love” of his country, despite earlier vowing to retire in frustration, he said on Friday. The 29-year-old Barcelona superstar abruptly announced his international retirement in tears after Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile on June 26. “A lot of […]

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Substitute Eder’s thunderous finish deep into extra time secured Portugal’s first European Championship title after they overcame the early loss of Cristiano Ronaldo to snatch a 1-0 smash-and-grab victory over hosts France on Sunday. Eder picked the perfect moment to score his first competitive goal for his country, marauding forward before letting fly with a […]

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud, a statement from the court said on Wednesday. The court also sentenced Messi’s father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison for the same three crimes. The sentence can be […]

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Hal Robson-Kanu scored a sensational goal as Wales came from behind to stun Belgium 3-1 in Friday’s Euro 2016 quarter-final in Lille and reach their first major tournament semi-final. Radja Nainggolan gave Belgium a 13th-minute lead, but Ashley Williams equalised before a dazzling strike from Robson-Kanu, whose contract with English second-tier club Reading expired on […]

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The Barcelona star said he may not represent Argentina again after suffering another final defeat in Sunday’s Copa America Centenario deciding match. Lionel Messi is planning to retire from international soccer after Argentina’s loss to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final. The match finished without goals and went to a penalty shootout. Messi sent […]

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