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Sourav Ganguly set to become new BCCI President: Report

Sourav Ganguly. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Oct 14 : In a dramatic turn of events, former captain Sourav Ganguly emerged as consensus candidate to be BCCI’s new President after Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the coveted post. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be the new secretary while Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer. Dhumal is ...

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Neymar limps off as Brazil draw with Nigeria

Neymar’s return to Champions League action may be delayed after the Paris Saint-Germain forward limped off after just 12 minutes of Brazil’s friendly against Nigeria on Sunday. The 27-year-old, who played the full 90 minutes against Senegal on Thursday, clutched his hamstring after eight minutes and was replaced by Philippe Coutinho shortly after. Neymar, who was playing his 101st international, ...

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SAFF U-15 Women’s: Bangladesh play out 1-1 draw against India 

Dhaka, Oct 13 : Bangladesh U-15 women’s football team played out a 1-1 draw against India U-15 women’s football team in their last group match of the 3rd edition of SAFF U−15 Women’s Championship’2019 at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu of Bhutan on Sunday. Forward Swapna Rani scored one goal for Bangladesh while midfielder Amisha Baxla netted one for India. ...

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Italy beat Greece to qualify for Euro 2020

Italy sealed their ticket to Euro 2020 on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Greece to maintain their perfect record in Group J at the Stadio Olimpico, which will host the opening match of next year’s tournament. Chelsea midfielder Jorginho slotted in a penalty after 63 minutes with Juventus forward Federico Bernardeschi scoring the second goal on 78 minutes. Roberto ...

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King penalty denies Spain in dramatic Norway draw

Joshua King’s 94th-minute penalty snatched Norway a 1-1 draw with Spain in Oslo on Saturday as the three-time champions were made to wait to qualify for Euro 2020. Victory would have booked Robert Moreno’s Spain a spot at next year’s finals, to be played at 12 venues across Europe, if Romania had failed to beat the Faroe Islands or Malta ...

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Bangladesh A wins 3rd match, secures series by 2-1 vs SL A

Saif Hasan came up with sterling all-round performance-a scintillating century and 2-25 with cherry as Bangladesh A secured a 98-run win over Sri Lanka A by D/L method in the third and series deciding match to seal the series by 2-1 at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday. The second string Bangladesh team lost the first match by 7 ...

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FIFA, AFC qualifiers: Bangladesh getting ready to face India 

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Oct 12 : Bangladesh National Football team, now in India, held a two-hour training session at the Salt Lake Yuba Bharati Training Ground in Kolkata on Saturday morning ahead of their away match of Joint Qualification (Round-1) for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against India. Bangladeshi booters made physical exercises and practised with ...

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Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support ‘motherland’ China

Beijing, OCT 12 : When Wu Xintong’s favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the game. Until recently, the 20-year-old student in northern Hebei province had followed her idol, Kobe Bryant, religiously. She meticulously recorded in a notebook the details ...

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Liverpool player gets 2-week ban for mocking Harry Kane

Tottenham striker Harry Kane. Photo: Collected London, Oct 11 : A teenage Liverpool player has been banned for two weeks for using a derogatory term during an abusive post on social media mocking Tottenham striker Harry Kane. Harvey Elliott, who is 16 and plays for England’s under-17 side, admitted to a charge of misconduct by the English Football Association for ...

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FIFA President Infantino to visit Bangladesh on October 16

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is expected to visit Bangladesh on October 16. He may reach Dhaka on Wednesday evening responding to an invitation, made by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) authorities. BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Sohag confirmed this to media on Friday.Abu Nayeem Sohag said, “Previously, we invited the FIFA President to visit our country. He has responded to our ...

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