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FIFA president Infantino celebrates ‘best World Cup’ ever

FIFA president Gianni Infantino celebrated what he described as the “best World Cup” ever on Friday, thanks to the quality of football and organisation in Russia.   “I was saying this would be the best World Cup ever, today I can say it with more conviction… it is the best World Cup,” Infantino told reporters in Moscow two days ahead ...

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England, Belgium to Play for 3rd Place at World Cup

England defender Kyle Walker is finding meaning in the game no one wants to play. The third-place match will be held on Saturday (Bangladesh time 8pm). The third-place match at the World Cup is often dismissed as a pointless way for FIFA to fill TV space with two teams who just want to go home. But for Walker, a bronze medal ...

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Team MC complete Three Peaks challenge

By Emdad Rahman: Team MC Members from Stepney undertook the challenge of scaling the three UK mountain peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in twenty hours for a great charitable cause. The team only decided on the challenge one month ago and arrangements were made quickly to allow the team to train and prepare for the extreme challenge. The challenge ...

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Yadav and Sharma help India outclass England in 1st ODI

Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma spearheaded India as they crushed England by eight wickets in the first one-day international at Trent Bridge on Thursday.   Sharma hit a wonderful 137 not out after Yadav did the damage with the ball with six wickets, helping India win with 10 overs to spare.  Jos Buttler top-scored for England – which has the ...

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Bangladesh achieves 1st Gold in Int’l Math Olympiad

Bangladesh has achieved a gold medal in International Math Olympiad for the first time ever, reports UNB. Ahmed Zawad Chowdhury, a student from Chittagong Cantonment English School and College attained this glory for Bangladesh in 59th International Math Olympiad at Romania.   Zawad scored 32 marks out of 42 solving all of the given 6 arithmetic problems partially or fully. ...

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Poplar footballers celebrate Will Crooks

Emdad Rahman: The Will Crooks Estate was the venue as a community football tournament was held to celebrate unity as well as the life of Will Crooks. William Crooks was a noted trade unionist and politician from Poplar, London, and a member of the Fabian Society. He is particularly remembered for his campaigning work against poverty and inequality. (Wikipedia) David ...

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The Greater Sylhet Cup is back!

Emdad Rahman: The Greater Sylhet Upazila Cup – Europe’s premier Bangladeshi football tournament is back. The football festival returns to Hackney Mabley Green and will feature teams representing the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. Osmaninagar won the first two tournaments and the current holders are Chattak. The tournament will take place on Sunday 26th August and promises to be the biggest and best ...

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England great Boycott recovering from heart bypass surgery

Former England batsman and popular broadcaster Geoffrey Boycott is recovering after a quadruple heart bypass surgery, his family announced on Tuesday.   The 77-year-old had the procedure in Leeds on June 27 and spent 10 days in critical care, Emma Boycott said in a statement on her father’s Twitter account.  “The surgeon says the operation was a success and has ...

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Bangladesh storm into semis of Women’s WT20Q

Fahima’s hat-trick spurs Bangladesh’s 8-wkt win against UAE Bangladesh women’s cricket team are through to the semifinals in the Women’s World T20 Qualifiers outclassing United Arab Emirates (UAE) by eight wickets in their Pool ‘A’ last game at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht in Netherlands on Tuesday.   Bangladesh will play the Pool B 2nd slot holders Scotland in the 2nd semifinal ...

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World Cup 2018 Semi-Final: England to face Croatia tonight

Just one match separates England from their first World Cup final since 1966 and Croatia from their maiden appearance in the summit clash of the mega event as the two sides set to lock horns in the mouth-watering FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final clash at Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday (Bangladesh time 12am). As World Cup fever builds at home, England ...

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