Sunday, April 14, 2024

Brazil-Argentina Match abandoned after health officials try to deport four visiting players

The match was interrupted by health officials and police spilling on to the pitch as an argument erupted on the sidelines in farcical scenes, and the game was eventually abandoned The high-profile World Cup qualifying match between Brazil and Argentina at the Neo Quimica Arena in Sao Paulo on Sunday evening was abandoned after only ... Read more

World Cup qualifier: Argentina enjoy comfortable win over Venezuela

Copa America Champions were in brilliant form as they defeated Venezuela by 3-0. Lautaro Martinez open scoring for Argentina in extra time of 1st half after Venezuela had been reduced to 10 men by Luis Adrian Martinez’s red card for a reckless challenge on Messi. Joaquin Correa doubled the lead in 71st minute and Angel ... Read more

Lopez holds no grudge despite Kyrgyzstan loss

Bangladesh coach Fabio Lopez expressed his satisfaction with his charges’ performance despite their 0-2 loss to hosts Kyrgyzstan in their World Cup qualifying match in Bishkek on Tuesday. Lopez made an unsuccessful debut as Bangladesh coach having succeeded Dutchman Lodewijk de Kruif last month, yet he holds little grudge against the players, who,

Lopez tight-lipped on final XI

National team coach Fabio Lopez remained tightlipped over his starting XI for the forthcoming World Cup qualifying match against Kyrgyzstan, scheduled on Tuesday. Bangladesh, who will face Central Asian opponents at the Dolen Omurzakov Stadium in Bishkek, held training session twice on Sunday but the coach still left no clue over his team.

Lopez asks to fight till last minute

Bangladesh national football team reached Bishkek on Saturday morning and held their first training session in the evening ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against the hosts Kyrgyzstan on October 13. The team, which left Dhaka on Friday, defied the jet-leg and had a one-hour light training session at the Kyrgyzstan Football Federation ground.

Fifa World Cup Qualifier : Injury, illness shatter nat’l team

With only nine days before their crucial World Cup qualifying match against Kyrgyzstan, a host of key players of the Bangladesh national football team are in a state of missing the match with various injuries and sickness. Bangladesh take on Kyrgyzstan on October 13 in Bishkek and ahead of the game, a 30-member preliminary squad is ... Read more

Socceroos flag Bangladesh security fears to FIFA

The Socceroos’ World Cup qualifier in Bangladesh next month was thrown into doubt on Thursday when Football Federation Australia officially notified FIFA of their security fears, reports AFP. With Cricket Australia called off their two-Test tour of Bangladesh on Thursday citing security concerns after official warnings that militants may attack Western interests,

Socceroos’ Bangladesh visit also in doubt

The militants threat that prompted Cricket Australia to put its national cricket team’s planned Bangladesh visit on hold could have a greater ramification as Football Federation Australia also started thinking in the same line ahead of a World Cup qualifier. Bangladesh are scheduled to host Australia for a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Dhaka on November ... Read more

Lopez given options to choose his squad

Veterans Wali Faisal and Faisal Mahmud, who were out of the national side for a while, were included in the 41-member preliminary squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying match against Kyrgyzstan. The squad, announced on Monday to provide newly-appointed coach Fabio Lopez an idea about the available options, also had six rookies from different

Improved hosts concede four

Hosts Bangladesh came out of their defensive mindset to play some entertaining football but paid the price for their lack of experience as they suffered a 0-4 defeat against Jordan in their World Cup qualifying match in Dhaka on Tuesday. Much criticised for their ultra-defensive football against Australia in the previous match, which at times appeared ... Read more

De Kruif laments poor defending

Bangladesh coach Lodewijk de Kruif blamed his defenders for a big defeat against Jordan despite their spirited show in their World Cup qualifying match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. Buoyed on by their home advantage, Bangladesh took a positive approach in the game attacking Jordan, ranking-wise a much superior side, whenever they had an ... Read more

Hosts look to surprise Jordan

Bangladesh will face Asia’s emerging football giants Jordan in their fourth World Cup Qualifiers match in Dhaka today hoping to improve their show after the recent 0-5 mauling by reigning Asian Asian champions Australia. The match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium will kickoff at 5:00pm and Channel 9 will telecast the match live. Unlike the Australia game,

B’desh eye home advantage

Bangladesh will be looking to use their home condition for eking out a positive outcome against Jordan in their next World Cup qualifying match in Dhaka on Tuesday. Bangladesh —bruised and battered in their last match against Australia —have a relatively better record at home and players hoped this will give them an edge

Mamunul happy as greater humiliation avoided

Bangladesh coach and players took little offence in their 5-0 mauling to Australia in the World Cup qualifying match in Perth on Thursday as it could have been worse easily. Bangladesh’s worst defeats in international matches are identical 9-0 losses to South Korea and Iran, respectively in 1979 and 1982, and the team believe they ... Read more