Socceroos must visit or pay price

Australia football team may have to pay a big price should they follow their cricket team and decide against visiting Bangladesh next month for World Cup qualifier, said international media and local football analysts. The Socceroos are due to play in Dhaka on November 17, but the Football Federation Australia on Thursday sought FIFA’s guidance as to whether

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FIFA comes down harsh on Kruif 

Bangladesh suffered a big blow ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifier against Australia as FIFA extended the touchline ban of head coach Lodewijk de Kruif for one more game.
The world football’s governing body also fined the Dutchman Swiss franc 7500 ($7,642) for his unsporting behaviour during Bangladesh’s opening World Cup

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Salahuddin surprised

Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin on Wednesday expressed his wonder regarding the dramatic resignation of FIFA chief Sepp Blatter. Blatter, who visited Bangladesh twice in 2006 and 2012, stepped down as president of world football’s governing body FIFA on Tuesday amid corruption scandal. The Swiss was re-elected for fifth term only

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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

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FIFA to make decision on goal-line technology in 2012

Goal-line technology finally heading to football
FIFA, the world governing body of football has announced it is to make its decision of introducing goal-line technology to the sport next year following a two-stage testing programme for potential systems.
One of the sport’s most contentious and often criticised omissions, goal-line technology looks set to finally make an appearance in top flight football with FIFA President Sepp Blatter declaring the

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FIFA windfall for BFF

Bangladesh Football federation will receive 3 lakh US dollars as profits for the football’s regional governing body. FIFA will distribute the additional net profit for the 2007-2010 period between all of its member nations. Earlier, FIFA gave away 2.5 lakh dollars to each federation last year. The confederations will each receive 25 lakh. The decision was taken in the latest FIFA congress held in

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