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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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Barcelona have defended their Liga title after a hat-trick from Luis Suarez secured a 3-0 victory over Granada on Saturday. Real Madrid’s victory away to Deportivo La Coruna was not enough as Barca sealed a comfortable victory to achieve a final points tally of 91 – one more than their fierce rivals – and claim […]

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The Bangladesh girls defeated their Indian counterparts 4-0 in the final of the AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship at the Aviator Stadium in Dushanbe on Sunday to retain their title. Having already beaten their opponents 3-1 in the group stages, Bangladesh were favourites going into the match and they lived up to the billing. Tohura […]

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Kazi Salahuddin was elected as the president of the Bangladesh Football Federation for the third consecutive time as he beat Kamrul Ashraf Khan Poton by a margin of 33 votes on Saturday. Salhuddin, who has been in the helm since 2008, bagged 83 votes and Poton, a member of parliament of Narshingdi-2 constituent, got 50 […]

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With the elections of Bangladesh Football Federation set on April 30, Kazi Salahuddin, who is seeking his third term as president, spoke to New Age’s Sudipta Ananda at length in a recent interview. Here are the excerpts: Kazi Salahuddin Q: You are seeking a third term as Bangladesh Football Federation president. How satisfying your first […]

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Nepal players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Bahrain Under-23 team in the final of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Dhaka on Friday. — Sourav Loskar Nepal ended their 23-year long drought for international silverware when they outclassed Bahrain Under-23 team 3-0 in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup final in Dhaka on Friday. Bimal Gharti Magar, […]

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Bangladesh football team moved to the semi-final of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup 2016 as the Group-A champion after a goal-less draw against Nepal in the final Group-A match held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka this evening. Both the teams confirmed the semis after Sri Lanka beat Felda United FC from Malaysia 2-1 in […]

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Argentina and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has bagged the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015. Messi wins this award for the fifth consecutve year after a stellar season, this time beating Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and his Barcelona team mate Neymar Jr. The 28-year old individual on regaining the golden bauble: “It is a special moment to win another […]

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UNB photo Being encouraged by cheerful Bangladeshi supporters, Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 4- 2 goals in the opening match of Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football tournament at Shams-ul- Huda Stadium in Jessore on Friday. Shakawat Hossain Rony put Bangladesh ahead in the 20th but Edison Figurado of Sri Lanka equalised for the islanders three minutes […]

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Bangladesh footballers will get a chance to redeem themselves when they play in group A of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup alongside holders Malaysia and two South Asian rivals Nepal and Sri Lanka. The draw of the eight-team tournament, which gets underway on January 8, was held at a city hotel on Tuesday. Shamsul Huda Stadium […]

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