Dhaka, May 17 (UNB)- Dhaka City Limited shared points with Fakirerpool YMC as their Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) football match ended in 2-2 draw at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Friday.
Fakirerpool YMC got early success while Konkor scored twice in a span of eight minutes (2ND and 10th minutes) (2-0).
But Dhaka City tried hard to bounce back in the game and bagged its fruits in the 39th minute while Miraz opened the account (2-1).
Then, Jubayer leveled the margin for Dhaka City with an equalizer in the 92nd minute (2-2).
Dhaka, May 17 (UNB)- Samaj Kallyan o Krira Sangshad Mugda and East End Club won their respective matches in the Dhaka Mahanagari Second Division Football League at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi M Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Friday.
In day’s first match, Samaj Kallyan o Krira Sangshad Mugda hammered Shantinagar Club by 5-1 goals while East End Club defeated BG Press S&RC by the same margin in the second match.
Md Asadujjaman opened the account for Samaj Kallyan o Krira Sangshad Mugda in the 6th minute (1-0).
Shantinagar Club got another blow while a suicidal own goal by Mohosin doubled the margin for Samaj Kallyan o Krira Sangshad Mugda (2-0).
Just a few minute before of the half time, Samaj Kallyan o Krira Sangshad Mugda netted twice in a span of only two minutes.
Md Tawhid Hasan widened the margin in the 46th minute (3-0) while Md Asadujjaman scored his second goal in 48th minute (4-1).
Md Sadeq Hossain netted a consolation goal for Shantinagar Club in the 78th minute (3-1).
In the 80th minute, Nur Mohammad sealed the victory for Samaj Kallyan o Krira Sangshad Mugda netting the fifth goal (5-1).
In another match, Laxman Chandra Barman opened the account for East End Club in the 8th minute (1-0).
But Sabbir Hossain leveled the margin BG Press S&R in the 23rd minute (1-1).
In the 41st minute, Md Aliur Rahman netted second goal for East End Club (2-1) and Laxman Chandra Barman doubled his margin in the stoppage time (45+2 minutes) (3-1).
In the second half, Md Afroz added two more goals and sealed the victory for East End Club.
Afroz scored the first goal in the 55th minute and second goal in the 80th minute (5-1).
Dhaka, May 17 (UNB)- Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will face off against league leaders Bashundhara Kings in a high-voltage match on Sunday (May 19).
The game is scheduled for 7pm at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. Both teams will play their 14th match of ongoing BPL.
Kings are currently dominating the table with 37 points – four points ahead of Abahani – with 12 wins and a draw from 13 matches. On the other hand, Abahani are in the second slot with 11 wins and two losses from as many games.
Kings are also enjoying a goal difference with 22 plus goals while Abahani are following them with 18 plus goals. The defending champions will fall 7 points behind the league leaders if they lose the game.
Abahani conceded a 0-3 defeat to Kings in their first encounter of the ongoing BPL on January 23. The Kings had beaten the champions by 7-6 goals in sudden death session of the tie-breaker of the Independence Cup Football 2018 semis on November 29. But before that, Abahani defeated Kings by 3-1 goals to claim the Federation Cup 2018 on November 23.
Abahani are flying high after beating former Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC by 3-2 goals on May 15, keeping alive their hope of becoming the AFC Cup 2019 Group E champions.
In the top goal scorer list of BPL 2019, Abahani’s Sunday Chizoba further consolidated his position with 10 goals while his teammate Ziban is following with nine goals.
On the other hand, Marcos Vinicius of Kings is in the 3rd position slot scoring eight goals while his teammate Mohammed Motin Mia is in the 4th position with 7 goals.
London, May 17 (AP/UNB) — Harry Kane was selected by England for the inaugural Nations League finals next month even though he has yet to return to action for Tottenham after an ankle injury.
The striker was included in an enlarged 27-man squad on Thursday for the tournament in Portugal, which will see England take on the Netherlands on June 6 for a place in the June 9 final against the host nation or Switzerland.
Kane hasn't played since April 9 when he was hurt against Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinals.
Tottenham's season was extended by three weeks after the team reached the final of the Champions League. The team will play Liverpool in Madrid on June 1, which could be Kane's first game back and his only competitive appearance before the Nations League finals.
England coach Gareth Southgate said he was "keeping the door open" for Kane, the team captain.
"He is working towards being fit for (Tottenham) for their final," Southgate said. "We have to see how that progresses, really."
If Kane regains his fitness, he could end up playing three big games in nine days.
"We are going to have to look post-Champions League final — we'll have to assess everyone, really," Southgate said, "because of the physical aspect of that game and the emotional fallout from that game."
Southgate's preparations for the Nations League finals have been disrupted by England having all four representatives in the Champions League and Europa League title matches, which will take place a week earlier.
There will be eight England players involved in the Champions League final — five from Tottenham and three from Liverpool. Arsenal plays Chelsea for the Europa League title on May 29, although there is only one player — Chelsea's Ross Barkley — in the latest England squad from those two teams.
"From our perspective, we just have to deal with it," Southgate said. "I guess maybe people didn't think about the possibility of one nation having so many players involved in that (Champions League) final. That's the situation we've got.
"But they are both going to be brilliant games to be part of."
Chelsea's England contingent has been reduced after midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek ruptured his Achilles tendon playing a friendly for Chelsea against New England Revolution in Boston on Wednesday. Fellow Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi was already ruled out with a similar injury.
Midfielder Harry Winks was called up despite undergoing groin surgery late last month.
Southampton forward Nathan Redmond was selected, two years after making his one and only appearance for England.
The squad must be cut to 23 players by May 27.
Rio De Janeiro, May 17 (AP/UNB) — Six-time world player of the year Marta and the unretired Formiga will spearhead Brazil in the Women's World Cup in France, probably for the last time in their careers.
Brazil coach Vadao announced his squad on Thursday, betting on 33-year-old Marta to end a nine-match losing streak and help the team win its first Women's World Cup title.
"Marta is still Marta, and she could make the difference in this World Cup," he said.
Formiga, the 41-year-old midfielder, will play a record seventh World Cup despite announcing her retirement in 2016 after the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
Veteran goalkeeper Barbara, who was also called up, said it could be the final chance for the squad's older players to finally lift the trophy.
"We are aware this should be the last World Cup for several athletes, me, Marta, Cristiane, Formiga," Barbara told TV Globo. "We believe we have this World Cup and the Olympic Games. Then our cycle ends. Marta said she would give it all to Brazil while she has the strength and asked our help to be the Marta we know."
Brazil is in Group C with Australia, Italy, and Jamaica. The Selecao opens against Jamaica on June 9 in Grenoble.
At Thursday's press conference in Rio, coach Vadao made a gaffe by saying Jamaica's play is no different than others of "African style."
Goalkeepers: Aline (Tenerife), Barbara (Avai), Leticia (Corinthians)
Defenders: Fabiana (Internacional), Leticia Santos (Sand), Tamires (Fortuna), Camila (Orlando Pride), Erika, Monica (Corinthians), Kathellen (Bordeaux), Tayla (Benfica).
Midfielders: Andressinha (Portland), Formiga (Paris Saint-Germain), Adriana (Corinthians), Thaisa (Milan)
Forwards: Bia Zaneratto (Incheon Steel Red Angels), Cristiane (Sao Paulo), Raquel (Huelva), Debinha (North Carolina), Geyse (Benfica), Ludmilla (Atletico Madrid), Marta (Orlando Pride), Andressa Alves (Barcelona)