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‘World Cup boycott would be pointless’

The FIFA chief said at a UEFA congress that snubbing Russia and Qatar should not be considered, arguing that such gestures never work. Sepp Blatter has told the UEFA Congress it would be pointless to contemplate boycotting either of the next two World Cups, reports Gpal.com. The FIFA president, addressing the European governing body ahead of his bid for re-election ...

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Lethal Suarez gives Barcelona 2-1 win over Real

A lethal finish from Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in a typically frantic ‘Clasico’ on Sunday as they stretched their lead over their rivals at the top of La Liga to four points. While the personal battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo captured the attention before the game, it was Uruguayan Suarez who settled ...

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Bangladesh end their most successful WC campaign with India loss

Bangladesh ended their most successful World Cup campaign so far, finally going down to India by 109 runs in the second quarter-final on Thursday.Chasing a huge 303 to win, the Tigers crumbled under pressure to lose wickets at regular intervals and folded up for 193 in 45 overs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.After Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss India ...

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Bangladesh aim new heights

Bangladesh have come a long way from their unimpressive stint last year to the World Cup quarterfinals. Buoyed by the magical transformation, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Co are now aiming newer heights. Last year, it was difficult to even imagine that the Tigers would reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup. The string of losses they suffered at their own ...

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Pakistan beat Ireland by 7 wickets

Pakistan opening pair Ahmed Shehzad (left) and Sarfraz Ahmed run between the wicket against Ireland at the World Cup match of March 15, 2015. Both openers made a solid stand to lead the chase of 237 from the front. Pakistan smashed a victory at the Adelaide Oval today beating Ireland by seven wickets to secure their spot in the quarterfinals ...

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Bangladesh rejoices at Tigers’ win

People from all walks of life brought out victory processions all over the country on Tuesday to celebrate the Bangladesh national cricket team victory against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Activists of ruling Awami League and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and different socio-cultural organisations brought out colourful processions across the country draped in green and red jerseys ...

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A Bangladesh in Adelaide

A small yet noticeable part of the Adelaide Airport yesterday turned into a mini Bangladesh as the players, some of them with their family members, and the coaching staff gathered and mingled there on way to fly across the Tasman Sea to play their last pool match against co-hosts New Zealand in Hamilton on Friday. From the staffs of airlines ...

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Footballers begin preparations for AFC U23 Qualifiers

Bangladesh will be trying their best to finish at least second in Group E of the AFC Under-23 Qualifiers, scheduled to begin at Bangabandhu National Stadium from March 27. The 33-member preliminary camp underwent their first practice session at the big bowl yesterday. Hosts Bangladesh will take on Uzbekistan, Syria and India in Group E. Uzbekistan, ranked 71st in the ...

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England knocked out by Bangladesh

England were knocked out of the World Cup in dismal fashion as Bangladesh claimed a stunning 15-run win. Set 276 to win, England were bowled out for 260 despite Jos Buttler’s 52-ball 65, while Rubel Hossain claimed 4-53. Bangladesh had earlier posted 275-7 in Adelaide thanks to 103 from Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim’s 89. England go out in the group ...

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India pay for win over West Indies

Defending champion and Pool B ace India were made to pay for a win over the West Indies in a low scoring play today in the ICC cricket World Cup 2015 match at Perth. For the Caribbeans, today’s loss dipped their quarterfinal chances further in what has been a tournament full of ups and downs for Jason Holder’s team. Going ...

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