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  • Willian

    Willian enjoying Chelsea's 'Samba style' under Sarri

    Chelsea winger Willian believes manager Maurizio Sarri's attack-focused tactics emulates Brazil's 'samba style' and helps the Premier League club's players flourish.

  • Messi most decorated player in Barca history

    Lionel Messi became the most honoured player in Barcelona history on Sunday, winning his 33rd trophy for the club as the La Liga champions beat Sevilla 2-1 to win the Spanish Super Cup.

  • Booters make their bow today

    The Asian Games proper may still be four days away, but the football event has already hit the ground running. For Bangladesh, the games begin today when the under-23 booters take on Uzbekistan in their first match of Group B.

  • Bangladesh emerge group winners

    Bangladesh emerged as Group B champions in the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship with a 3-0 win over Nepal in their final group stage match at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan yesterday.


    In the next three weeks, Chelsea need to find an area of Stamford Bridge in which chain-smoking new boss Maurizio Sarri can light up on

  • Lewandowski fires Bayern

    A brilliant hattrick from Robert Lewandowski led Bayern Munich to a comfortable 5-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in Sunday's German Supercup, giving former Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac a memorable start to his reign at the Bavarian giants.

  • Silva retires from Spain

    Spanish midfielder David Silva has joined compatriots Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique in retiring from international football.

  • Ronaldo sprinkles star dust on Juventus in intimate opener

    Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday gave a display of pure star power in his debut for Italian champions Juventus, showing his class on and off the pitch at the club's traditional alpine curtain raiser.

  • Neymar

    Neymar on the mark as PSG up and running under Tuchel

    Neymar scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain since February as the French champions kicked off the new Ligue 1 season with a 3-0 defeat of Caen.

  • Dembele stunner hands Barca 13th Super Cup

    Barcelona lifted the Spanish Super Cup for a record extending 13th time by coming from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 on Sunday thanks to a stunning strike from France winger Ousmane Dembele and a penalty save in stoppage time from Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

  • Dembele stunner hands Barca 13th Super Cup

    Barcelona lifted the Spanish Super Cup for a record extending 13th time by coming from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 on Sunday thanks to a stunning strike from France winger Ousmane Dembele and a penalty save in stoppage time from Marc-Andre ter Stegen.


    Maurizio Sarri loves nicotine so much that he's resorted to chewing cigarettes on the touchline during Chelsea's win over Huddersfield

  • Neves makes his mark in bow

    Premier League teams are soon going to learn that you simply cannot allow Ruben Neves to raise his eyes after he played a key role in helping Wolves to a come-from-behind 2-2 draw with Everton.

  • O Fenomeno recovering in hospital

    Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo said Sunday he is in hospital with a "bad flu" in Ibiza but reassured fans that he will be out in a day.

  • U-15 Girls seeking maximum points

    Fresh from an emphatic 14-0 win over lightweights Pakistan, Bangladesh will attempt to secure a semifinal spot with maximum points

  • Liverpool live up to the hype

    Mohamed Salah opened his account for the new campaign as Liverpool backed up pre-season hype they can challenge champions Manchester City for the Premier League title by sweeping aside West Ham 4-0 at Anfield.

  • Slick City spoil Emery's bow

    Manchester City ruined the start of the Unai Emery era at Arsenal as the champions signalled their intent to retain the Premier League title with a stylish 2-0 win on Sunday.

  • Two-goal Mane praises 'strong' teamwork

    Senegal's Sadio Mane said Liverpool's free-scoring is due to good teamwork after his brace helped last season's Champions League finalists to an impressive 4-0 thrashing of West Ham in their Premier League opener on Sunday.

  • Spalletti gives up on Modric

    Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti feels Luka Modric's interest in joining his side is a 'great sign' for the Italian club, but he still expects the midfielder to remain with Real Madrid.

  • Pogba tight-lipped over United situation for fear of being fined

    Paul Pogba added fuel to rumours of his deteriorating relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, saying he could not express himself for fear of being fined.

  • Sevilla threaten to pull out of Super Cup against Barcelona

    Sevilla have threatened to pull out of Sunday's Spanish Super Cup clash with Barcelona if the La Liga champions field more than three non-EU players.

  • Don't forget we're the best, Guardiola tells City stars

    Pep Guardiola insists his Manchester City players should remember their all-conquering form of last season when their title defence kicks off with a testing visit to Arsenal on Sunday.

  • Booters primed for Asian Games

    Having prepared for nearly 12 weeks at both home and abroad, the Bangladesh football team finally reached Indonesia to take part in

  • Emery in the spotlight

    Unai Emery faces a daunting task to lift Arsenal out of the doldrums as the Gunners head into a new Premier League season without Arsene Wenger as their manager for the first time in 22 years.

  • Sarri's Chelsea off to a flying start

    Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri made a winning start to life in the Premier League as his team enjoyed a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.

  • Pique confirms international retirement

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed he will not play again for the Spanish national team despite his former Barca coach Luis Enrique being appointed as coach.

  • Great expectations on Liverpool to end wait

    Jurgen Klopp is trying to keep a lid on expectations, but ahead of the new Premier League season, Anfield is brimming with excitement that Liverpool could finally end a near three decade wait to be crowned champions of England.

  • Ronaldo set to begin Juve adventure

    Juventus fans will get their first glimpse of superstar summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo in rarified surroundings on Sunday, when he makes his debut for the Italian champions at the foot of the Alps a week before the start of the new Serie A season.

  • No signings, no problem for Spurs

    Dele Alli silences the complaints about Tottenham's lack of signings as the England midfielder seals a 2-1 win at Newcastle in their Premier League opener.

  • Mourinho hails 'monster' Pogba

    Jose Mourinho hails captain Paul Pogba's willingness to put his body on the line to lead Manchester United to a winning start in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City.