As Lionel Messi and his Argentina team amble back into the daily drudgery of club football they leave behind in their wake an adoring crowd of Bangladeshi supporters hopeful for another visit of football’s most famous star. If Messi had even had half an ear open during most of the game on Tuesday, he would definitely have been rewarded with screams of endearment that greeted his every touch. The
Match sure, all else up in the air
A lack of a decisive decision from the Celebrity Management Group (CMG), the Kolkata-based event management firm that is brokering the Argentina friendly match in Bangladesh is threatening to put the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) in a real mess.
“At the moment the only thing that I can say is that the match between Argentina and
Messi still amiss
With only a week left for the scheduled FIFA friendly between Argentina and Nigeria in Dhaka, the football authorities here made little progress till yesterday in terms of the schedule of the two visiting high-profile teams. The Argentina team are expected to arrive here on September 3 while the Nigerians are scheduled to arrive two days later, with the marquee match slotted for
Sakib can’t wait for Messi
While the entire country is gripped by the Lionel Messi fever with the arrival time of the Argentine superstar looming close, national cricket captain Sakib al Hasan is also not an exception.
Sakib, currently Bangladesh’s biggest sporting icon, is a keen follower of Messi, so much so that he even recently switched his support to Barcelona from English football giants Chelsea
BFF ball-boys cherish the special occassion
Abu Bakar Siddique never thought he will get an opportunity to see Lionel Messi from so close let alone being involved in a game played by the Argentine superstar in some capacity.
But his dream is all set to come true as Bakar, 14, is one of the 16 young footballers selected to work as a ball-boys and flag-bearers at the Bangabandhu National Stadium during the September
Tight security for Messi & Co
Stringent security measures have been taken by the Bangladesh Football Federation to ensure safe stay of the Argentina and Nigeria teams in Dhaka during their September 6 FIFA friendly.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police will co-ordinate the whole security programme with the help of the other related bodies like the BFF, CID, Civil Aviation, SWAT and
Many issues still brewing
Many issues still brewing
The Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel yesterday officially asked the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) to not accommodate the Argentina national football team at their premises due to security issues that have arisen for the stay of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the same time.
The Special Security Force of Prime Minister Office had requested the authority of the
BNS, Fatullah get pass mark from Argentine delegates
Bangabandhu National Stadium and Fatullah stadium got a pass mark from the visiting Argentine inspection team as the match and practice venues respectively for the September 6 international friendly between Argentina and Nigeria.
A three-member high-profile delegation from Argentina, headed by assistant coach
National footballers to welcome Messi & Co
Bangladesh national team players will receive the Argentina and Nigeria teams at the airport when they arrive in Dhaka next month for an international friendly, the Bangladesh Football Federation said on Saturday.
The BFF has drawn up a detailed plan to welcome the high-profile international teams that boast some of the best known footballers, including two-time world player of the
Messi to lead team in Dhaka
Want-away Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was on Friday dropped from the Argentina squad for friendly games against Venezuela and Nigeria by new coach Alejandro Sabella but magical striker Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero have been included in the friendly squads.
The former world champions, to be captained by Messi, will play against Venezuela in Kolkata
Arg-Nig tickets on sale
Tickets for the Argentina-Nigeria International friendly match scheduled for September 6 went on sale yesterday at eight branches of IFIC Bank in the capital yesterday. However the sale of tickets did not gather much pace on the opening day as around 250 tickets of the allotted 11000 were sold. Those tickets were of both the Eastern and Western Galleries priced at Tk 7500 and
Argentina-Nigeria friendly tickets from August 8
The tickets for next month’s Argentina-Nigeria international friendly match in Dhaka will go on sale on August 8 at eight different city branches of IFIC Bank, the Bangladesh Football Federation announced on Thursday.
A total of 11,846 tickets – 6,447 for the western gallery and 5,399 for the eastern gallery – will be available for public consumption – while another 3,135 western gallery tickets will be sold to corporate
Dhaka ready to welcome soccer giants Argentina and Nigeria
Dhaka is all set to welcome the titans of world soccer, the Argentinean and Nigerian national football teams, for the FIFA friendly international match to be staged on September 6, at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. Organised by the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), the match was titled ‘Beximco Football Fest’, as the country’s biggest corporate house came forward to provide the all financial
Deal is done to land Argentina
Bangladesh Football Federation finally signed a contract with the Celebrity Management Group (CMG) on Saturday which confirms Bangladesh as the hosts of Argentina’s friendly match against Nigeria scheduled for September 6.
CMG, an Indian event management group, is the rights holder of the two matches Argentina
Argentina-Nigeria match in Dhaka?
The dream of watching football superstars like Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and John Obi Mikel is close to becoming a reality for the millions of football fans in Bangladesh.
Argentina and Nigeria, two of the powerhouses of international football, are expected to play an exhibition match in Bangladesh in September this