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Rested Messi watches Argentina get crushed 6-1 by Spain

Sports Desk  :  With Lionel Messi rested, Argentina was crushed 6-1 by Spain on Tuesday, with Real Madrid midfielder Francisco “Isco” Alarcon scoring his first career hat trick. Messi watched from the stands at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid as Spain dealt Argentina a humbling loss in the last match before their coaches pick their squads for this summer’s ...

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Brazil wins 1-0 in Berlin to end Germany’s unbeaten run

Sports Desk : Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 on Tuesday to end the World Cup champion’s 22-game unbeaten run and restore some lost pride following the humiliating mismatch between the sides in their previous meeting. Gabriel Jesus’ first-half header settled the friendly and provided his side with a welcome confidence boost some three months before the World Cup. In the absence of ...

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Argentina coach says Messi fit to play Spain in Madrid

Sports Desk : Lionel Messi has recovered from his adductor muscle problems and will play against Spain in a friendly on Tuesday. Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli said on Monday that “yesterday and today (Messi) trained and he was fine … I don’t think he will have any problem playing.” A minor muscular problem in an unspecified leg kept Messi on the ...

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Morocco touts gun safety in 2026 World Cup bid against US

Sports Desk : Morocco touted its limited threat from gun crime in a 2026 World Cup bidding proposal to take on the United States-led rival for the soccer showpiece. The north African nation highlighted safety for visiting fans in bidding documents published by FIFA on Monday. However, the documents show every stadium and training ground requires building work as part of ...

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Portugal slump to 3-0 loss against the Netherlands in Geneva

Sports Desk  : Portugal was made to pay for a weak first-half display as the Netherlands cruised to a 3-0 win in a friendly on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo’s evening barely improved after a rough challenge early on by Dutch defender Tonny Vilhena. He left the game after 68 minutes soon after teammate Joao Cancelo was sent off. The European champions ...

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Footballers Play 4 Rohingya

Emdad Rahman: The Newham Leisure Centre hosted a unique football festival as East London Bus Drivers united to take part in a charity football tournament for the Rohingya people of Myanmar. A twelve team tournament ended with Leyton Ballers of Leyton Bus Garage beating GDE Specialists from Ash Grove 3-2 in the final. Ashgar Ali from GDE was named man ...

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Cricket Australia to probe ball-tampering, no action yet

Sports Desk : Cricket fans hoping for a swift resolution to the Australian test team’s ball-tampering admissions in South Africa won’t get it. Cricket Australia said Sunday it will send an investigative team to Cape Town immediately to look into all aspects of the case before deciding what action to take, and that could take several days. Calling it a “very ...

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Brazil beats Russia 3-0 in friendly ahead of World Cup

Brazil cruised to a 3-0 friendly win at World Cup host Russia on Friday without the injured Neymar. In freezing temperatures at Moscow’s vast Luzhniki arena, the Brazilians worked hard to break down Russia’s deep defense before three goals in 13 minutes early in the second half. Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev parried Thiago Silva’s 53rd-minute shot into the path of ...

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Afghanistan qualifies for 2019 Cricket World Cup

Afghanistan qualified for its second Cricket World Cup after beating Ireland by five wickets in Harare on Friday. The Afghans made their Cricket World Cup debut in 2015, and join fellow qualifier the West Indies at the tournament next year in England and Wales. They and the West Indies also play in the qualifying tournament final on Sunday. Afghanistan benefited ...

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K Kundu leading in Sonargaon Int’l FIDE Rating Chess

India player Kaustuv Kundu took the solo lead in the points table of the Sonargaon International FIDE Rating Chess Tournament after the 7th round games in Sonargaon on Friday. K Kundu earned 6.5 points from 7th round, followed by Bangladesh player GM Ziaur Rahman of SAIF Sporting Club with 6 points. FM Fahad Rahman of Sonargaon Chess Club, CM Subrota ...

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