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Fati makes history as Spain thump Ukraine

Ansu Fati became the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Spanish national team on Sunday by scoring in Spain’s 4-0 win over Ukraine. Aged 17 years and 311 days, Fati scored in the 32nd minute at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, when he cut in from the left and curled into the bottom corner. It came after a spell-binding ...

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Moment of Mbappe brilliance gives France victory in Sweden

Kylian Mbappe scored with France’s only shot on goal on Saturday in Solna to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over Sweden in the opening round of matches in the Nations League. Mbappe picked up the ball wide of the goal in the 41st minute, squeezed past two defenders, waited for goalkeeper Robin Olsen to go down and then ...

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England see off Australia in final-ball T20 thriller

Tom Curran held his nerve as England beat Australia by two runs in a final-ball thriller to win the first Twenty20 international at Southampton on Friday and go 1-0 up in a three-match series. Australia, in their first competitive match for nearly six months because of the coronavirus, were making light work of a target of 163 while captain Aaron ...

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Shakib tests negative for Covid-19, free to join personal training camp

Bangladeshi all-rounder cricket star Shakib Al Hasan has tested negative for Covid-19. He underwent Covid-19 screening on his return to Bangladesh from the USA. He also tested negative back there. That means, the allrounder is free to join the personal training programme at BKSP planned ahead of his comeback. Earlier, a family source informed that Shakib would stay at his ...

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Messi’s father ‘confirms’ his son could stay at Barcelona

Jorge Messi, father and agent of Lionel Messi, appeared to concede his son could remain at Barcelona this season, according to footage broadcast by Spanish media on Thursday. Messi senior seemingly replied “yes” when asked by a reporter if they had considered the possibility of staying at the club for another season and then leaving for free next year, in ...

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Shakib returns home from USA

Bangladesh star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who returned home from the USA early Wednesday, will join a personal training programme next week. Upon his arrival in Dhaka, Shakib went to his home at Banani. He is supposed to undergo a Covid-19 test tomorrow. If he tests negative, he’ll join the personal training programme next week in Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan ...

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Hafeez hails debutant Haider as Pakistan beat England

Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez praised teenage debutant Haider Ali’s composure after the pair combined to set up Pakistan’s five-run victory over England in their tour-ending third Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Tuesday. It was Pakistan’s first victory in 66 days of being in a bio-secure bubble in England amid the coronavirus and meant they squared this three-match series at ...

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Dominant Lyon beat Wolfsburg to claim fifth straight Women’s Champions League title

Lyon continued their reign as Europe’s dominant women’s team on Sunday, beating Wolfsburg 3-1 in the Champions League final to win the trophy for the fifth year running with Japan star Saki Kumagai’s goal proving crucial. Kumagai netted after Eugenie Le Sommer had handed the French outfit the lead in San Sebastian, giving Lyon a 2-0 half-time advantage and leaving ...

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Messi’s €700m release clause expires

Lionel Messi’s infamous €700 million release at Barcelona reportedly expired at the end of the 2019-20 season and is no longer valid. Cadena SER are reporting that they have seen a copy Messi’s contract and reckon the clause is not active in the final year which is optional. It’s the latest development in what is becoming an increasingly tense, ugly ...

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Banton hits out before rain ends 1st England-Pakistan T20

England rising star Tom Banton made a fine 71 before Pakistan fought back in the first Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Friday only for rain to reduce the match to a no-result washout. England had threatened a huge total while the 21-year-old Banton was compiling his maiden fifty in four T20s at this level. But his exit left England ...

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