World Cup qualifiers

March 29, 2021

RONALDO FUMES AS SERBIA SNATCH DRAW Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the pitch before fulltime when he was denied a clear stoppage-time winner in a 2-2 draw in Serbia, while Belgium were held 1-1 by the Czech Republic in World Cup qualifiers on Saturday. Ronaldo threw off the captain’s armband and headed for the tunnel when his effort was cleared by Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic after it had crossed the line, with Dutch referee Danny Makkelie Read more

Salahuddin elected BFF president for fourth term

October 3, 2020

Kazi Salahuddin has been elected as the president of Bangladesh Football Federation for a fourth consecutive term following a landslide victory at the BFF Elective Congress at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in Dhaka today.
The former national captain secured 94 votes to beat Badal Roy (40) and Shafiqul Islam Manik (1) comfortably, according to an unofficial announcement from the BFF secretariat. One hundred and Read more

Bangladesh finish as group champs

April 27, 2019

Hosts Bangladesh finished Group B champions of the Bangamata Under-19 Women’s International Gold Cup when they beat Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in their final group match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday.
Midfielder Shanjida Akhter and Forward Krishna Rani Sarkar scored one goal each for the hosts while Kyrgyzstan substitute defender Akhmatkulova Zairina pulled one goal Read more

Bangladesh beat Cambodia in FIFA friendly

March 9, 2019

Midfielder Rabiul Hasan’s lone goal propelled 192-ranked Bangladesh to a 1-0 win over against 172-ranked Cambodia in a FIFA International Friendly at the National Stadium in Phnom Penh on Saturday.
After the barren first half, Bangladesh’s substitute midfielder Rabiul scored the all-important goal in the 83rd minute to resume their international campaign with a win after around a five Read more

Kings announce arrival in style

October 30, 2018

Newcomers Banshundhara Kings made their debut in top-level football in an emphatic manner as they came from behind twice to beat fallen giants Mohammedan Sporting Club 5-2 in their opening match of the Federation Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Monday.
Gambian forward Landing Darboe gave Mohammedan the lead twice but star-studded Read more

Who’s heading home?

June 30, 2018

It’s now crunch time, as the World Cup in Russia reaches the knockout round.
Half of the 16 sixteen teams have to catch the next available flight home at end of this stage and a significant number of star footballers would have their last hurrah in this fiesta.
For fans, tonight holds the most crucial hours of tournament, when Read more

Bangladesh hold hosts Tajikistan

November 1, 2017

Bangladesh held hosts Tajikistan to a goalless draw in their opening match of the AFC Under-19 Championship Qualifier at the Hisor Central Stadium in Tajikistan on Tuesday.
The other match of the Group B between Maldives and Sri Lanka ended in a 2-2 draw at the same venue. Uzbekistan is the other team of the group. Read more

‘Only way for Bangladesh is up’

October 31, 2017

Visiting Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on Monday hailed Bangladesh’s recent progress in women’s football and hoped that men’s national team would come out of its ongoing bad patch sooner or later. ‘Bangladesh is improving in women’s football. We all saw Bangladesh’s Under-16 women’s played in the U-16 final round. Read more

Super-sub Mithun does it again

October 15, 2017

Super-sub Mithun Chowdhury hit an injury time winner to help Mohammedan Sporting Club secure a dramatic 4-3 win over 10-man Brothers Union in their last match of first phase in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday. In the second match of the day, Team BJMC managed a convincing 3-0 win over Muktijoddha Sangshad Krira Chakra. It was BJMC’s fourth win Read more

Abahani upend league leaders

October 14, 2017

Abahani Limited threw the title race in the Bangladesh Premier League wide open when they registered 1-0 win against table-toppers Chittagong Abahani at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday.
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club completed their first phase of the league with a huge 5-0 win over Farashganj Sporting Club in the second match of the day. Read more

Hosts crushed to defeat by Pakistan

October 12, 2017

Hosts Bangladesh made an awful start to the 10th Men’s Asia Cup when they suffered a crushing 0-7 defeat to Pakistan at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday.
Pakistan, the three-time Asia Cup champions dominated the whole game to secure a deserving win.
For the winners, Abu Mahmood scored three goals Read more

A year of wilderness for football

October 10, 2017

Bangladesh national football team will complete one year without international football — a rare drought for any team in this era of modern football with so many competitions around.
The dry spell came after their humiliating 3-1 defeat to Bhutan in the Asian Cup Qualifiers play-off match in Thimpu on October 10, 2016. The defeat ensured Bangladesh missed Read more

Ex-footballer Amalesh dies

October 8, 2017

Member of Swadhin Bangla football team and the assistant football coach of Abahani Limited Amalesh Sen breathed his last at a city hospital around 6:30pm on Saturday. He was 74.
He left behind his wife, two sons and hosts of well-wishers to mourn his death.
Abahani football team manager Satyajit Das Rupu said Read more

Saif, Russell share the spoil

October 5, 2017

Newcomers Saif Sporting Club was held to a 1-1 draw by Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra in their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday.
Mohammedan Sporting Club tasted their third win of the league when they beat Arambagh Krira Sangha 3-1 in the second match of the day at the same venue. Read more

Mamunul keeps Ctg Abahani on top

October 3, 2017

Midfielder Mamunul Islam struck the only goal at the start of the second half as Chittagong Abahani defeated fellow title-contenders Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 1-0 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Monday. The Bangladesh Premier League resumed after two weeks with defending champions Abahani Limited eking out a 3-2 win over 10-man Brothers Union Read more

‘Bittersweet’ birthday for U-18 hero Jafar

September 29, 2017

Bangladesh’s SAFF Under-18 Championship hero Jafar Iqbal celebrated his 18th birthday in a low-key manner on Wednesday after his heroic performance against hosts Bhutan went in vain.
Bangladesh failed to grab the title of the tournament despite Jafar’s two-goal helped the side beat hosts Bhutan 2-0 in their final match. Read more

Brilliant Bangladesh settle as runners-up

September 28, 2017

Bangladesh finished their inaugural SAFF Under-18 Championship on high thanks to their clinical 2-0 win over hosts Bhutan at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu on Wednesday.
Winger Jafar Iqbal came off the bench to score two stunning late goals to help Bangladesh break the shackle and secure their third win in the tournament in four matches. Read more

Talented U-15 footballer Sabina dies

September 27, 2017

Promising Bangladesh Under-15 female footballer Sabina Yasmin died of acute fever on Tuesday at a hospital in Mymensingh, said her family members and Bangladesh Football Federation.
The 14-year old footballer was declared dead around 3:00pm after she was rushed to Dhubaura Upazila Health Complex with fever. ‘We did not get any chance Read more

Win or bust for U-18 boys

September 27, 2017

Under-18 football team takes on hosts Bhutan today with a hope of winning the game that is a must for them to lift the title of inaugural SAFF Under-18 Championship.
The crucial encounter between two title contenders will kick-off at 4:00pm Bangladesh Standard Time at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu. Read more

U-16 boys end on a high

September 26, 2017

Bangladesh Under-16 national football team ended their AFC Under-16 Championship Qualifiers campaign on a high note as they secured an impressive 2-0 victory over hosts Qatar in their final Group E match on Sunday. Despite the win, the Bangladeshi boys failed to qualify as one of the six best runners-up teams by goal margin for the AFC Under-16 Championship, which will be Read more

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