Tuesday, 27 Feb, 2024


Portugal 2-1 Ghana

DHAKA: Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana in Brasilia, but it was insufficient to keep them from crashing out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ on goal difference. Asamoah Gyan’s 57th-minute header had cancelled out John Boye’s first-half own-goal before

Suarez banned for 4 months

DHAKA: The Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was on Thursday handed a four-month ban from all football-related activity after being found guilty of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in Tuesday's World Cup clash in Natal.  Suarez was also given a nine-match international ban and a fine

Japan coach Zaccheroni resigns

DHAKA: Alberto Zaccheroni has quit as Japan coach after his side failed to reach the last 16 at the 2014 Fifa World Cup. The Italian, 61, who replaced Takeshi Okada in 2010, had said originally he would wait until he returned to Japan before considering his future. Zaccheroni's side

‘Anything you can do, I can do better’

DHAKA: “Anything you can do, I can do better.” That was the message from Lionel Messi to Brazil's boy wonder Neymar. Both players, teammates at Barcelona, have lit up this World Cup with four goals in their opening three games. But unlike Neymar, who at the age of just 22 has

Preview of Group G Matches Tonight

Groups remain open to all four till the third and final matches of the Group. There is possibility for any four to move into next round. Germany and USA have four points. One of them will qualify in the event if that team wins, both will go if the match ends as draw. Ghana and Portugal

'Messi is from Jupiter' – Nigeria coach

DHAKA: Lionel Messi is so good he must be from Jupiter, according to Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi. The Argentina captain scored twice - the second a stunning free kick - as his side beat the Super Eagles 3-2 in their final Group F match in Porto Alegre on Wednesday. It took Messi’s

Shaqiri’s hat-trick beat Honduras

DHAKA: A hat-trick from Bayern Munich's Xherdan Shaqiri saw Switzerland beat Honduras to set up a tie with Argentina in the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup. The Europeans took an early lead as Shaqiri scored with a fine 25-yard strike, before he twice converted Josip Drmic passes to make

Brave Ecuador held France

A ten men Ecuador left nothing unturned to win against a France team having almost half of its first choice rested. But in such a high profile match it proved well neigh impossible to overcome a one man handicap.   France fired shot after shot to Ecuadorian goal which brave Alexander

Bosnia : Iran Match 3-1 Margin Helps Nigerian Cause

DHAKA: The star duo both on the scoresheet in the opening two thirds, before a goal apiece from both teams in the final 10 minutes settled the result Bosnia-Herzegovina knocked Iran out of the World Cup and salvaged some pride with a 3-1 win on Wednesday. With their fate already sealed

Nigeria 2-3 Argentina: Messi soars against Super Eagles

DHAKA: The attacker went level at the top of the Golden Boot standings, helping to prevent Ahmed Musa's doubles from gifting Stephen Keshi's men a point Lionel Messi stole the show for the third Argentina match in a row, propelling his team to a 3-2 win over a dogged Nigeria side who

Argentina survive Super Eagles scare

Argentina 3 (L.Messi 2, Rojos 1) : Nigeria 2 ( A Musa 2) At long last Favourite Argentina played the attacking brand of football that has earned them worldwide reputation and earned billions of fans anywhere and everywhere. Not that Super Eagles were less impressive. In a highly

Messi brace gives 3-2 lead

DHAKA: Messi scored his second goal at 1st minutes of the additional times of first half-time. Omeruo takes down the flying No10 and he spots up the set-piece himself. The Barça star lifts the ball over the wall and Enyeama is powerless to stop the curling free-kick, which lands

Shoaib marries 17-yr-old Rabab

DHAKA: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has tied the knot with a 17-year old girl from Haripur in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province. Pakistani media reported that Akhtar married Rabab in a quiet Nikah ceremony in Haripur on Wednesday. "The haq mahar has been kept at half a

Maradona wants Messi to perform like Neymar

DHAKA: Diego Maradona has urged the Barcelona star to produce for his national side, as his club team-mate has done with his four goals for the Selecao so far at the World Cup He believes Lionel Messi needs to deliver for Argentina as Neymar has done so far for Brazil at the World Cup

Preview of Group F matches tonight

World matches of the last 48 hours decided the group standing of Groups A & B, C& D. The matches tonight are the third group matches of Group E and Group F. The pre quarter final scenario that emerged looks the following: Barzail vs Chile, Mexico Vs Netherlands, Colombia vs Uruguay

Lightning hits Spanish team’s plane

DHAKA: It seems it never rains but it pours for the Spain national team. Just as they were touching down at Madrid's Adolfo Suárez - Barajas airport, the team's plane was hit by lightning, giving everyone on board a fright. After beating Australia 3-0 in La Roja's last game in the

Messi urged to join ISIS

DHAKA: Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during a Group F football match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 21.  When Argentina's Lionel Messi curled a sumptuous strike past the opposition goalkeeper

Messi looking to sink Super Eagles

DHAKA: Argentina will look to finish Group F with a convincing win over Nigeria in Porto Alegre and build some momentum after hard-fought victories against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran in their first two matches. The Albiceleste has been criticized for their lack of goals and for relying

Suarez may be banned!

DHAKA: Fifa has announced it will open an investigation into allegations Uruguay striker Luis Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder in Tuesday's World Cup encounter in Natal.                   The Liverpool forward could face a lengthy ban from football

4 matches on day-14

DHAKA: It is said that miracle happens, and, perhaps the greatest miracle of ‘the greatest show on earth’ is going to be happened if Iran confirms the knockout stages of the World Cup Wednesday, while Spain, the last-time champion had been out of track from the very first round.