Dhaka, Nov 12 (UNB)– Bangladesh Women’s team will play Himalayan nation Nepal in their 3rd and last Group C Asian Qualification match of the Women’s Olympic Football Tokyo 2020 on Tuesday at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar to complete the formalities only.
The match will kick-off at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time.
Two top teams of the Group C, India and Myanmar, will meet each other in the last group match, also on Tuesday at 5:30 pm (BST) to deicide the group champions.
Touring Bangladesh Women’s team, which has already eliminated from the race and remained at the bottom of the four-team Group C without any point after conceding two humiliating defeats, have nothing to gain from the Nepal match, but to earn a consolation draw or win focusing on their target of gathering valuable experiences for the SAFF Women’s Championship.
Youthful Bangladesh Women’s team, with an average age of 18 years, made a frustrating start losing to hosts and upper ranked Myanmar by 0-5 goals and confirmed their elimination from the meet after a shocking 1-7 goals defeat against their well-known rivals India in the 2nd on Sunday.
After spending a sleepless night for conceding a heavy defeat against India, the young Bangladesh girls undertakea recovery session on Monday and try to fix a plan for their last game against Nepal, which played 1-1 draw against two stronger sides India and Myanmar.
On completion of two group matches, India dominated the list securing four points with six plus goals, Myanmar followed the leader neck and neck, also with four points, with five plus goals, Nepal also keep their 2nd round hope alive with unbeaten run with two points from as many matches having two draws while Bangladesh out of the race without any point conceding 11 goals against scoring one by Krishna Rani Sarker.
Standing of Group C on completion of two matches: Tabulating under match played, win, draw, loss, goal for, goal against, goal difference and points.
Team M W D L GF GA GD Pts
India 2 1 1 0 8 2 +6 4
Myanmar 2 1 1 0 6 1 +5 4
Nepal 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
Bangladesh 2 0 0 2 1 12 -11 0
Dhaka, Nov 12 (UNB) -Total Sports Marketing (TSM), a Bangladeshi company, bagged the broadcasting rights for all matches of the National Cricket Team of Ireland.
The deal, signed with Total Sports Marketing (TSM), covers men’s home fixtures in the current ICC Future Tours Programme from 2019 to 2022, and will ensure coverage of Irish men’s international cricket in many of the world’s key cricket markets.
Recently, the signing ceremony took place in Dublin, Ireland.
Md Moinul Haque Chowdury, CEO & Proprietor of TSM, Ziauddin Adil, CEO of Top of Mind, Ross McCollum, Chairman of the Cricket Ireland and Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of the Cricket Ireland attended the ceremony.
Md Moinul Haque Chowdury, CEO & Proprietor of TSM, said, “We are extremely proud to associate ourselves with Cricket Ireland. Cricket Ireland and TSM’s values are closely aligned to develop and grow the sport of cricket across the globe. We look forward to working closely with Cricket Ireland to create an innovative and exciting cricket experiences for the fans and stakeholders, and help take the Cricket Ireland brand to a bigger global audience.”
Barcelona, Nov 12 (AP/UNB) — Lionel Messi scored twice on his return from a broken arm but Barcelona conceded four goals and was reduced to 10 men in a 4-3 home defeat to Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday.
The loss ended an unbeaten run of 42 consecutive home games for Barcelona in the league dating back to a 2-1 defeat to Alaves on Sept. 10, 2016.
Messi also helped set up a goal by substitute Arturo Vidal, but the league leaders were always trailing after Junior Firpo opened the scoring in the 20th minute.
Messi returned to the field at Camp Nou three weeks after he broke a bone in his right forearm during a win over Sevilla. Barcelona won four games and drew one without him, including a 5-1 rout of Real Madrid.
"We came from a run of very good games and results in which we were all playing well but we were lacking something overall (on Sunday)," said Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde. "They won the match in the first half."
Barcelona hadn't lost at home in any competition since Valverde's debut in the Spanish Super Cup at the start of the 2017-18 season, when it lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.
Barcelona's second league loss of the season left it one point ahead of Atletico Madrid, which it visits next round after an international break. Espanyol can pull level on points with Barcelona if it beats Sevilla later Sunday.
Betis undid Barcelona by pressing high up the pitch and mounting quick attacks.
Joaquin Sanchez made it 2-0 for Betis before halftime. After Messi pulled one back from the penalty spot, Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen let a shot by Giovani Lo Celso slip through his hands to restore Betis' two-goal cushion.
Messi briefly rekindled the comeback in the 79th when he threaded a pass forward for substitute Munir El Haddadi, who laid off for Vidal to reduce the deficit to 3-2.
But Barcelona was left with 10 men in the 82nd when Ivan Rakitic earned a second booking for a hard tackle on Lo Celso. A minute later Firpo led another attack for Betis from the left flank, passing for substitute Sergio Canales to slide and push his cross home.
Messi scored his second goal deep in stoppage time. The Argentina forward leads the competition along with teammate Luis Suarez with nine goals each.
Betis rose to 12th after its first win in five rounds.
"We played a great match against a great team," Betis coach Quique Setien said. "We showed our character and knew how to read the match perfectly."
Paris, Nov 12 (AP/UNB) — Runaway French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won 4-0 at Monaco on Sunday to secure a 13th straight league win and move 13 points clear at the top.
Striker Edinson Cavani scored a hat trick as Monaco coach Thierry Henry watched helplessly from the sidelines as his team crumbled.
The former France great has not won any of his six games in charge so far and Monaco is now 16 matches without a win. Monaco has won just one game in 18 in all competitions this season and is languishing in 19th place.
Only goal difference separates Monaco from last-placed Guingamp, a crushing fall from grace for a Monaco side which won the league title in 2017 after winning the last 12 games of the season.
It could have been even worse for Henry, with two further PSG goals ruled out for offside.
Monaco had the first attack of the game but then let in two goals inside the first 12 minutes, both initially disallowed but then given following a video review.
Monaco botched a routine clearance for the first after five minutes, with Neymar reacting quickly to collect the loose ball and pick out Cavani for a tap in. Cavani then slid in the second goal following a cross from the left.
Goalkeeper Diego Benaglio made three fine saves to keep the score down before VAR was used once more, as this time Julian Draxler's goal was ruled out for offside.
Cavani's third came in the 54th when he was well set up by midfielder Moussa Diaby and, after Kylian Mbappe was fouled, Neymar sent Benaglio the wrong way from the penalty spot and then danced in front of the travelling PSG fans.
Playing against the club which sold him for 180 million euros ($204 million), Mbappe showed remarkably quick feet to control the ball and score past Benaglio in the 78th but the goal was ruled offside.
Marseille beat Dijon 2-0 at home to finally get back to winning ways after losing the last four games.
Marseille lost twice in the league and twice in the Europa League to Lazio, tumbling out of the European competition at the group stage this week after reaching last year's final.
After conceding 10 goals in those four games, Marseille finally kept a clean sheet this time.
Center half Adil Rami was involved in both goals. In first-half injury time, Dimitri Payet's corner was headed on by Rami and winger Lucas Ocampos sent the ball in at the back post.
Payet's cross led to the second goal in the 85th minute, headed in from close range by Rami following a scramble in the penalty area.
Marseille moved above Nice into sixth place.
Also Sunday, imposing striker Emiliano Sala moved to the top of the scoring charts with 11 goals as midtable Nantes drew 1-1 at Rennes.
Vigo, Nov 12 (AP/UNB) — Karim Benzema scored a superb opening goal in Real Madrid's 4-2 win at Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Sunday, boosting interim coach Santiago Solari's chances of staying in charge of the European champions.
Benzema displayed exquisite control to get Madrid rolling in the 23rd minute. Spinning away from the goal, the French striker used his right foot to cushion a forward lob by Luka Modric. He then continued his turn and coolly slotted the ball in.
After he went close by hitting the crossbar, Benzema helped produce a second goal for the visitors in the 56th. Benzema dribbled past a marker and fired a shot that ricocheted off goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez, a post, and Celta defender Gustavo Cabral before finally going in.
Hugo Mallo pulled one back for Celta and Iago Aspas forced goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to get low to parry his shot before Sergio Ramos put the result beyond doubt in the 83rd. Ramos scored from the spot by softly chipping his penalty down the middle after David Junca fouled Alvaro Odriozola.
Celta finished with 10 men after Cabral was shown a second yellow card in the 87th.
Dani Ceballos then added a fourth goal for Madrid from long range before Brais Mendez scored Celta's second.
Solari has coached Madrid to four wins since he was named caretaker coach following the firing of Julen Lopetegui. The club was looking for a permanent replacement, but Solari may have convinced Madrid that he should stay on.
Solari refused to talk about his future after the win, saying "the important thing is to do what is right for the club."
Madrid was also reticent.
"What I can say is that we are very happy (with Solari)," club spokesman Emilio Butragueno said.
Madrid remained in sixth place, but closed to within four points of leader Barcelona, which lost 4-3 to Real Betis.
Madrid was already without injured defenders Marcelo, Raphael Varane and Dani Carvajal. It lost three more players to injuries during the game at Bailados Stadium, including midfielder Casemiro, who hurt his right leg in a run-in with Celta's Maxi Gomez.
Solari also said that Gareth Bale played the second half with a swollen ankle.