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  • Superstar duo back together for PSG

    With Neymar and Kylian Mbappe finally both fit and playing in the same team, the pressure is on Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel to get his all-star attack firing on all cylinders going into the second half of the season.

  • Brighton stun Arsenal 2-1 to hand Ljungberg first home loss

    Brighton & Hove Albion win at Arsenal for the first time ever as goals by Adam Webster and Neal Maupay sink caretaker Gunners manager Freddie Ljungberg's side 2-1 in the Premier League on Thursday.

  • Rashford brace sinks Spurs

    Marcus Rashford spoiled Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford on Wednesday, scoring twice as Manchester United beat Tottenham 2-1 to end their former manager’s perfect start to his tenure at his new club.

  • Foot ball

    Bangladesh keep slim hopes alive with 1-0 win over Sri Lanka

    Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 at the Dasarath Rangsala Stadium in Kathmandu to keep their slim hopes alive of qualifying for the final of the 13th South Asian Games.

  • Socceroos set up Argentina date

    Australia will face Lionel Messi and Argentina in next year’s Copa America after being drawn alongside the tournament co-hosts on Tuesday.

  • Jesus finds shooting boots

    Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City showed no signs of giving up their Premier League title without a fight as a 4-1 victory at Burnley cut the gap on unbeaten leaders Liverpool to eight points.

  • Australia can 'shock the world' at Copa America, says Arnold

    Australia are not just going to next year's Copa America to make up the numbers and will be looking to "shock the world" by beating co-hosts Argentina on the way to reaching the quarter-finals, coach Graham Arnold says.

  • Lionel Messi

    Socceroos drawn against Argentina, Uruguay at Copa America

    Australia will face Lionel Messi and Argentina in next year's Copa America after being drawn alongside the tournament co-hosts on Tuesday.

  • Jesus brace carries Man City to 4-1 win at Burnley

    Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus strikes twice and Rodri scores a screamer in a confident 4-1 win at Burnley as the champions show signs they may be able to keep the Premier League title race alive

  • Ronaldo’s sister hits back

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro hit back at Virgil van Dijk on Instagram after the defender joked that the Juventus forward wasn’t a

  • Messi grabs record sixth

    Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or award on Monday, beating Liverpool’s leading nominees and Cristiano Ronaldo to lift soccer’s most prestigious individual trophy.

  • Trail-blazer Rapinoe completes honours sweep at Ballon d'Or

    Megan Rapinoe completed an unprecedented clean sweep of honours on Monday as the trailblazing World Cup star and feminist icon added the Women's Ballon d'Or to her collection of accolades.

  • Messi claims record sixth men's Ballon d'Or

    Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth men's Ballon d'Or award on Monday, beating Liverpool's four leading nominees to claim soccer's most prestigious individual trophy.

  • Football season starts December 18

    The upcoming football season (2019-2020) is set to get underway on December 18 through the Federation Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium with 13 clubs expected to take part in the tournament.

  • Barcelona down Atletico Madrid

    Lionel Messi delivered a major boost to Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes by scoring a late winner in a 1-0 victory at Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

  • Chencho punishes sloppy booters

    Bangladesh coach Jamie Day, in the pre-match press conference, had said that despite their two comfortable victories at home last month against Bhutan, the opening match of the South Asian Games in Kathmandu could be difficult. T

  • Bangladesh lose SA games opener to Bhutan

    Bangladesh came into the 13th South Asian games hoping to win a gold in football given that the regional powerhouse was not taking part but the men in red and green suffered a setback, losing their opening match to Bhutan 1-0 at Kathmandu today.

  • Magical Messi sinks Atletico

    Lionel Messi hit a sensational late goal to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at title rivals Atletico Madrid which saw the champions reclaim top spot in La Liga from Real Madrid on Sunday.

  • Man U blow another lead to be held by Aston Villa

    Manchester United throw away a second-half lead to remain eight points outside the Premier League's top four with a 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa

  • Martinez fires Inter top of Serie A as Juventus held at home

    Lautaro Martinez's first-half brace sends Inter Milan top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over SPAL after champions Juventus are held at home by Sassuolo, while Napoli's winless run stretched to eight games.

  • Messi set for record sixth Ballon d’Or

    The biggest names in world football will descend on Paris today for the 2019 Ballon d’Or ceremony, with Lionel Messi and USA women’s World Cup superstar Megan Rapinoe tipped to leave with the honours.

  • Ronaldo rescues point for Juventus

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot to rescue a 2-2 draw for Juventus at home against Sassuolo to leave the way open for Inter Milan to claim top spot in Serie A later yesterday.

  • Scheduling controversy at the fore as booters face Bhutan today

    As Bangladesh take on Bhutan in the opening match of the men’s football event of the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu today, the plans and ambitions in the tournament took a backseat, overtaken by controversy surrounding very hectic scheduling of the event.

  • France, Portugal, Germany drawn together at Euro 2020

    France face a major hurdle if they are to add the European Championship to their World Cup crown after coming out in the same Euro 2020 group as Germany and reigning European champions Portugal in Saturday's draw in Bucharest.

  • Madrid go top with gutsy win

    Sergio Ramos scored a goal and conceded a penalty as Real Madrid battled past Alaves on Saturday to go top of La Liga before Sunday’s game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

  • City stumble again

    Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes faltered once more as the champions twice blew a lead to draw 2-2 at Newcastle on Saturday.

  • Reds’ lead grows to 11

    Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points with a nervy 2-1 win over Brighton as Manchester City slipped up once more in a draw at Newcastle on Saturday.

  • Pep Guardiola

    Guardiola open to staying longer at Manchester City

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is open to the idea of signing a new contract with the Premier League champions.

  • Abahani, Kings up for AFC Cup

    With Bangladesh Premier League champions Bashundhara Kings being placed directly in the group stages of the upcoming AFC Cup, Abahani are likely to get chance to compete in the pre-qualifiers of Asia’s second-tier club tournament as the second Bangladeshi outfit.

  • Astana stun Man United

    Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini was hit by coins as the Italian club kept their Europa League last 32 hopes alive with a 3-0 victory at Istanbul Basaksehir on Thursday as Kazakh champions Astana fought back to surprise a youthful Manchester United 2-1.