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  • Real record lowest turnout since 2009

    Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday night was watched by 48,446 -- the lowest turnout since their last match before Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in 2009.

  • Beginning of the end for Mourinho?

    Jose Mourinho warned of the troubles that could lie ahead for his Manchester United side, but the Portuguese must still accept much of the responsibility from a 3-2 defeat at Brighton that has the Red Devils' season off to a bad start.

  • Where is that technical knowledge?

    The Bangladesh under-15 women's team returned home yesterday morning from Thimphu but not before undertaking an unusually early morning preparation to catch the 8:30am flight from the Bhutanese capital.

  • Son Heung Min

    Son Heung-min volleys South Korea into Asiad last 16

    Son Heung-min fired South Korea to a 1-0 victory over Kyrgyzstan Monday to keep his side on track for the Asian Games gold he needs to avoid military service.

  • Messi Argentina

    Messi missing from UEFA’s player of the year shortlist

    There is no room for Lionel Messi among UEFA’s player of the year nominees for the season 2017/18.

  • Chain-smoking Sarri might temporarily give up smoking

    Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri gets through approximately 80 cigarettes per day – four to five an hour according to those close to him, but since UK law does not allow smoking in public places like stadiums, not sparking up is going to be a test for the newly-arrived manager in the Premier League this season.

  • Dzeko stunner lifts Roma as Inter fall in Serie A opener

    A late Edin Dzeko stunner got AS Roma off the mark in their Serie A campaign at Torino on Sunday but Inter Milan made the worst possible start with a 1-0 loss at Sassuolo.

  • Hazard rules out Chelsea exit this month

    Chelsea forward Eden Hazard says he has no plans to leave the Premier League club before the European transfer window closes at the end of the month.

  • Bale shines in Real win

    Real Madrid got off to a winning start in La Liga on Sunday by comfortably beating neighbours Getafe 2-0 at home with an inspiring performance from Gareth Bale in the European champions' first league game in the post Cristiano Ronaldo era.

  • Stoppage time ecstasy for booters

    The celebrations did not seem to end after the Bangladesh under-23 football team defeated Qatar 1-0 in their final group stage encounter of the Asian Games at the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium in Jakarta yesterday.

  • 'We made incredible mistakes'

    Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had paid the price for "incredible mistakes" in their dismal 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday.

  • Asian Games: Booters stun Qatar, make history

    Bangladesh carved a small piece of history by moving into the knockout stage of the football event of the Asian Games for the first time with a stunning 1-0 win over mighty Qatar at the Patriot Stadium in Jakarta yesterday.


    Cristiano Ronaldo's collision with Stefano Sorrentino on his Juventus debut resulted in the Chievo goalkeeper suffering a broken nose,

  •  Lionel Messi in 2018-19 La Liga

    Messi, Barca lift-off

    Two goals from Lionel Messi either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike allowed Barcelona to start their defence of the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.

  • City pummel sorry Huddersfield

    Sergio Aguero hit a hit-trick as Manchester City's record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on Sunday.

  • 'These boys will go down in history'

    Bangladesh coach Jamie Day said his charges will go down in history for securing a second-round berth in the men's football event of the Asian Games for the first time following their 1-0 win over Qatar at the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium in Jakarta last night.

  • German FA boss says should have supported Ozil more

    German Football Association (DFB) President Reinhard Grindel said on Sunday he should have been more supportive of Mesut Ozil when the midfielder was the target of "racist attacks".

  • Luka Modric

    Modric clears Inter of any wrongdoing at FIFA hearing

    Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric put his club in a difficult position after he exonerated Inter Milan of all wrongdoings related to contacting the player and instead said that he was the one who contacted the Serie A club over a possible change of scenario.

  • I want to play: Super-sub Hazard makes his point to Sarri

    Eden Hazard came off the bench to inspire Chelsea's dramatic 3-2 win over Arsenal on Saturday, then told Blues boss Maurizio Sarri he is desperate to return to the starting line-up.

  • You can't buy class: Mourinho slams City

    Jose Mourinho accused Manchester City of lacking class in a scathing response to his own appearances in a documentary series about the Premier League champions.

  • Mbappe, Neymar sink Guingamp

    World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe scored twice as champions Paris St Germain completed a second-half comeback to secure a 3-1 win over En Avant Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

  • Juve snatch win on CR7's debut

    Juventus came from behind to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at Chievo as Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut for the Italian champions on Saturday, although the Portuguese was not among the scorers in his first Serie A match.

  • Messi brace inspires Barca

    La Liga champions Barcelona began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Alaves on Saturday with the help of a spectacular under-the-wall free kick from Lionel Messi, who scored twice, and a curling shot from substitute Philippe Coutinho.

  • Booters' chance to make history

    The Bangladesh under-23 football team are confident they can pull off a victory against Qatar in their last match of Group B as they look to seal a knockout round berth in the Asian Games for the first time.

  • Alonso sinks Arsenal

    Chelsea recovered from the shock of blowing a two-goal lead against Arsenal as Marcos Alonso's late strike sealed a 3-2 win, while Harry Kane ended his August hoodoo in Tottenham's 3-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday.

  • Winning debut for CR7

    Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo missed chances to score on his Serie A debut as defending champions Juventus snatched a late 3-2 win against Chievo in a thrilling opening match of the 2018-2019 league season on Saturday.

  • India vs Bangladesh SAFF U-15 Match

    Girls' supremacy finally over

    Defending champions Bangladesh put up a below-par performance in the final of the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to India at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu yesterday.


    Before making his Serie A debut for Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to stand up on a chair and belt out a tune as part of his

  • Malaysia best Son's S Korea

    Malaysia snatched a 2-1 win over contenders South Korea in the men's football event of the Asian Games in Bandung on Friday.

  • 'Blame it on Salahuddin'

    Speakers at a seminar today squarely blame Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin for presiding over the once popular game’s plummet to its lowest ebb.