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Qatar building for 2022 World Cup on Copa America debut

Photo: Qatar’s Hassan Al Haydos speaks during a press conference at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Rio De Janeiro, Jun 16 : For 2022 World Cup host Qatar, every Copa America match will be like a final. Sunday’s clash against Paraguay at the historic Maracana stadium is especially so because it is probably the ...

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Coutinho brace helps Brazil forget Neymar in winning Copa start

A brace from Philippe Coutinho handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America on Friday in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia as the absence of superstar Neymar was quickly forgotten. Barcelona’s Coutinho scored from the penalty spot early in the second half and added a close-range header three minutes later. Substitute Everton netted a sensational third five minutes ...

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Sun shines for England’s 8-wicket win v Windies

Photo: England’s Joe Root celebrates his century during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. London, Jun 14 : The sun appeared after a week of gloom and shined on England, giving the World Cup hosts perfect batting conditions to chase down a meager West Indies ...

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First Bangladeshi archer qualifies for Olympics

Mohammad Ruman Shana., Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Jun 14 : Mohammad Ruman Shana has become the first Bangladeshi archer to qualify for the Olympic games. He achieved the feat by defeating Van Den Berg Sjef of Netherlands by 6-2 set points in the quarterfinal. But Shana lost to Malaysia’s Khairul Anuar Mohamad by 3-7 set points in the semifinal of men’s ...

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Brazil opens Copa America with spotlight still on Neymar

Sao Paulo, June 14 : Brazil will get the Copa America underway with the Neymar saga still far from over. As the hosts closed their preparations for Friday’s opener against Bolivia, Neymar was still attracting most of the attention in the country even though he is not playing in the South American championship. The player, who was ruled out of ...

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England to face vibrant West Indies today

After a convincing 106-run victory over Bangladesh, England will be up against a vibrant West Indies unit in their fourth match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Friday. The match is scheduled to start at 3:30pm Bangladeshi time at Southampton. After a shocking defeat to Pakistan, England aced every department against Bangladesh, as they first put up ...

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Warner ton powers Australia World Cup win over Pakistan

David Warner scored his first international century since completing a ball-tampering ban as Australia returned to winning ways at the World Cup with a 41-run victory over Pakistan at Taunton on Wednesday. Warner made 107 and, with Australia captain Aaron Finch (82), got the defending champions off to a flying start with an opening stand of 146 — the highest ...

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Afzal Sayed Munna appointed as Vice-Chairman for Dagenham & Redbridge Sports Club

  The Bangladeshi-born 38-year-old, Lecturer from University of Wales Trinity Saint David has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman for Dagenham & Redbridge Sports Club. Afzal is also the Executive Member, Newham Barking & Dagenham Liberal Democrats and Liberal Democrats Campaign for Race Equality and also the Independent School Representative for National Education Union (NEU), Barking and Dagenham District The appointment ...

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ICC Cricket World Cup : Pakistan win toss, opt to field against Australia

Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first against Australia in the 17th match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 at County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday. After starting the World Cup with a 7-wicket defeat against West Indies and a thumping win over England, Pakistan will be looking to keep the momentum. Australia 1 David Warner, ...

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