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Liverpool’s Shaqiri injured, misses 2 Euro 2020 qualifiers

Zurich, Mar 19 : Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has been ruled out of Switzerland’s opening 2020 European Championship qualifiers with an injury. The Swiss soccer federation says Shaqiri has an inflammation injury in his groin that was revealed in tests at a hospital on Monday. He left the team training camp and will not be available for qualifiers in Georgia ...

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Football on the menu as Neighbours in Poplar visit Calais Kitchen

Emdad Rahman: Neighbours in Poplar have returned from a deployment to Calais, France, where a team of volunteers led by Sister Christine Frost spent a day at the Refugee Community Kitchen which serves hot, nourishing meals to displaced people on a daily basis. After being met by Refugee Community Kitchen co-founder Steve Bedlam, the volunteers took part in cooking, cleaning, ...

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Inter ends poor run with 3-2 win at Milan; Juve loses

Photo: Inter Milan’s Stefan De Vrij, left, celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and AC Milan at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Milan, Mar 18 : Crisis-hit Inter Milan enjoyed a morale-boosting 3-2 win over AC Milan in an entertaining Derby Della Madonnina on Sunday ...

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With old guard back, Real Madrid wins on Zidane’s return

Photo: Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos sheds the ball during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Celta at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Madrid, Mar 17 : It was like old times at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Zinedine Zidane was back on the bench, and Real Madrid was winning again. The ...

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FIFA to make public the vote for 2023 Women’s World Cup

Photo: In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances told The Associated Press that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA’s reserves soared to ...

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‘Shocked’ Tigers back home after unexpected end of NZ tour

The Bangladesh Team has arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka today (Saturday). Photo: BCB Dhaka, Mar 16 : After the frightening terror attack at mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand, Bangladesh national cricket team returned home on Saturday night. The Singapore Airlines flight (SIA 446) carrying the team landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Bangladesh were supposed to play ...

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SAFF Women’s Champs: Nepal beat Bangladesh 3-0

Dhaka, Mar 16 : Bangladesh National Women’s Football Team suffered a 0-3 defeat against hosts Nepal in their 2nd and last Group A match of the six-nation SAFF Women’s Championship at Shahid Rangashala in Biratnagar, Nepal on Saturday. This was the 3rd defeat for the youthful Bangladesh Women’s team against experienced Nepal in SAFF Championship after conceding 0-3 defeat in ...

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Bangladesh-New Zealand Test cancelled following shooting

Photo: Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. Dhaka, Mar 15 : The third and final Test of a three-match series between New Zealand and Bangladesh has ...

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FIFA wants 24-team Club World Cup in 2021

Miami, Mar 14 : FIFA Council members will be asked on Friday to approve a pilot tournament for an expanded 24-team Club World Cup in June-July 2021 featuring eight European participants, but plans for a worldwide Nations League are on hold, The Associated Press has learned. An overhaul of the current seven-team annual Club World Cup, normally in December, is ...

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