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  • France best Germany after Griezmann brace

    Antoine Griezmann hits a pair of second-half goals as world champions France come from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League and cast further doubt on Joachim Loew's future.

  • Miranda header edges Brazil past Argentina

    Brazil snatches a dramatic injury-time winner over Argentina with a header from Miranda in their friendly match in front of a sell-out crowd in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

  • Less running, possession paid off for France

    France let their opponents do the hard work on their way to winning the World Cup, running less than most teams and enjoying less than 50 percent possession throughout the tournament, a FIFA technical report showed on Tuesday.

  • 'Would be normal to kill my players'

    Luis Enrique hit out at his Spain side after their defeat to England, claiming it would have been normal to "kill" his players at half-time.

  • Brave England conquer Spain

    Raheem Sterling scored twice as England delivered one of their finest victories of the modern era by beating Spain 3-2 in Seville on Monday.

  • Booters brace for domestic challenge

    After the gruelling international schedule over the last two months which involved three successive international tournaments, Bangladesh national football team players are looking forward to shifting their focus to the domestic scene.

  • Mbappe no bighead: Deschamps

    French phenomenon Kylian Mbappe has handled his rise to superstar status very well, national coach Didier Deschamps said on the eve of a friendly international with their great rivals Germany.

  • Mourinho charged over finger gesture and language

    Jose Mourinho was charged by the Football Association on Tuesday over comments he made after Manchester United's victory against Newcastle and faces a potential touchline ban if found guilty.

  • ‘Normal thing would have been to kill the players at the break’

    Spain let in three first half goals in their Nations League encounter against England and their coach Luis Enrique said that he was nice to his players at half-time although ‘the normal thing would have been to kill the players at the break’.

  • Russia World Cup added $14 bln to economy: organisers

    The 2018 World Cup added more than $14 billion to the Russian economy, more than one percent of the country's gross domestic product, tournament organisers said in Doha on Tuesday.

  • Neymar pleased Brazil will not face Messi in Argentina clash

    Plenty has been said about Lionel Messi’s lack of brilliance in Argentina colours but for former Barcelona teammate Neymar, it was an opportunity to not have to face Messi in the upcoming friendly as it gives them a better chance to overcome their South American rivals.

  • Bolt offered contract with Maltese club

    Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has been offered a two-year contract to play soccer with a Maltese club, ESPN reported, triggering speculation he may be set to walk out from his trial at Australian team Central Coast Mariners.

  • England edge Spain in five-goal thriller

    England ran riot with three first-half goals, including two from Raheem Sterling, to stun Spain and earn a 3-2 away win in the Nations League on Monday as they moved back into contention in League A Group 4 of UEFA's new competition.

  • Pragmatism the decider?

    France and Germany will face off in an UEFA Nations League encounter tonight and surely the two most recent world champions will both look to shake off their recent disappointments with a win. France salvaged a late 2-2 draw in their friendly with Iceland, whilst Germany were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Netherlands in the Nations League.

  • Brazil challenge for young Argentina

    Argentina began the international break with a routine 4-0 win over Iraq in Riyadh, but their inexperienced group without Lionel Messi will face a much stiffer test when they take on Brazil in Jeddah today. The match will start at 11:45pm Bangladesh Standard Time.

  • Mancini's Italy off the mark

    Roberto Mancini got his first competitive win as Italy's journey back from the abyss of their World Cup qualifying failure began to take shape with a last-gasp 1-0 win over Poland in the Nations League.

  • 'Foreign players will make the difference'

    Coaches and players of various clubs feel that the foreign players will make the difference when it comes to winning titles of domestic competitions in the upcoming season.

  • Football tri-series next month?

    The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is mulling the option of hosting a tri-nation series in the next FIFA window (Nov 12-20) involving Bangladesh and two other countries from the region instead of playing one or two friendlies.

  • Bolt fumes over drug test notice

    Sprint legend Usain Bolt says he's stunned after being handed a drug testing notice despite retiring from athletics and having no professional contract as he bids to launch a football career in Australia.

  • Sk Russel, Saif SC eye trophies

    Since winning a rare treble in the 2012-13 season Sheikh Russel KC have never bagged any silverware in top-flight football, but this time they are dreaming of repeating that famous feat with a squad that is a blend of youth and experience, including four current national players.

  • We're ready for the challenge: Neuer

    Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insisted his team were ready to turn around their poor form after another loss on Saturday.

  • 'Strikers should fight for own place'

    Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin has urged local strikers to fight against foreign ones to earn their place in club competitions and solve the scoring problem of the national team.

  • 'Bottom marks for Loew'

    The German press turned on Joachim Loew after the hammering by the Netherlands left the future of Germany's head coach in doubt with world champions France looming on Tuesday.


    Little Gibraltar finally won their first competitive match after 22 defeats on Saturday when they beat Armenia -- who featured Arsenal

  • Hazard backs Neymar over World Cup criticism

    Chelsea and Belgium star Eden Hazard defended Neymar’s actions at the World Cup in Russia saying that criticism he faced was unfair given the responsibility and the expectations that the Brazilian was shouldering for the five-time world champions.

  • Man City deny claims of Messi bid

    Manchester City have rubbished claims they made a failed bid to sign Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.

  • An eerie night

    "Football without fans is nothing," Celtic's European Cup-winning manager Jock Stein famously opined many years ago.

  • Brazil toil for Saudi win

    Brazil struggled to a 2-0 win over hosts Saudi Arabia in a stuttering performance on a muggy night in Riyadh in a friendly international

  • Six changes for Argentina clash

    Tite must make six changes to his team for Tuesday's match against Argentina.

  • 'It's useless to make Messi a leader'

    Diego Maradona lampooned Lionel Messi for using "the bathroom 20 times before a game" and suggested the Argentina star stay in the