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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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Former Test cricketer Sohrawardi Shuvo is now out of danger after primary treatment at Dhaka’s Apollo Hospital following a head injury on Saturday. Shuvo received the blow on his head during a Dhaka Premier League match on between Abahani Limited and Victoria Sporting Club in Mirpur in the afternoon. Victoria batsman Shuvo was struck by […]

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Colombia beat Peru 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Friday to progress to the semi-finals of the Copa America after the two sides played to a dull scoreless draw in New Jersey. Both teams scored their first two kicks in the shootout but while substitutes Dayro Moreno and Sebastian Perez scored Colombia’s third and fourth, […]

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Peru’s Raul Ruidiaz (2nd-L) taps the ball with his hand past Brazilian keeper Alisson Becker (R) to score his team’s winning goal during their Copa America Centenario match at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Sunday. The Copa America Centenario erupted into controversy on Sunday after a refereeing blunder sent Brazil crashing to a 1-0 […]

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Bangladesh’s perennial problem of conceding goals from set-pieces cost them once again as they lost their Asian Cup play-offs second-leg match against Tajikistan by a solitary goal in Dhaka on Tuesday. Nazarov Akhtam’s goal from a free-kick in the eighth minute of the game was enough for the Central Asian nation to win the two-legged […]

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KAZI SALAHUDDIN Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin is seeing a new horizon in football development after the 66th FIFA congress significantly increased financial assistance to its member countries. As per the latest decision of world football’s governing body, each member country will get 5 million dollars over four-year circle instead of the previous […]

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