Dhaka, July 19 (UNB)- League leaders and start-studded Bashundhara Kings will play Sheikh Russel KC on Saturday to confirm their maiden title of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football with three matches to spare.
The match will kick-off at 7pm at the Sylhet District Stadium.
Big-budgeted Bashundhara Kings comfortably dominated the league. They did not lose a single match in the league stage and secured 58 points from 20 games – seven points more than its nearest rivals and defending champions Dhaka Abahani which has 51 points from 21 matches.
If Bashundhara Kings win Saturday’s match against, then they will clinch their maiden BPL title with three matches to spare.
In other matches on the same day, Arambagh KS will take on Rahmatganj MFS at 4pm at Rafiq Uuddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh. Sheikh Jamal DC will lock horns with Chattagram Abahani at 4pm while Dhaka Abahani will take on Saif SC at 7pm at Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Dhaka, July 19 (UNB)- Mohammedan Sporting Club defeated NoFeL Sporting Club by 3-1 goals in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) on Friday after recess of two days.
Malian forward Souleymane Diabate netted two goals and striker Mohammad Toklis Ahmed scored one for Mohammedan while Khandokar Ashraful Islam scored the lone goal for NoFeL SC.
With the day’s well-merited win, Mohammedan SC advanced to the 8th slot from 9th securing 23 points from 21 matches while NoFeL SC slipped to the 11th slot from 10th with previous collection of 16 points from 21 matches.
Nyon, Jul 19 (AP/UNB) — UEFA has removed Mechelen from the Europa League group stage after reviewing its investigation of alleged match-fixing in Belgium last year.
UEFA says its appeals body overturned a decision from Monday to admit the Belgian cup winner.
The new decision follows a sports court in Belgium upholding an earlier disciplinary verdict of the national soccer federation that Mechelen fixed a top-tier league game on the last day of the 2017-18 season.
The court's ruling prompted the Belgian federation to withdraw Mechelen's Europa League entry.
UEFA says Standard Liege is upgraded to the group stage, and Royal Antwerp advances by one qualifying round.
Gent, which had not originally qualified for the Europa League, was given a spot in the second qualifying round, where it will face Viitorul Constanta of Romania on July 25.
Dhaka, July 18 (UNB)- Thakurgaon District will play Rangpur District in the final match of the JFA U-14 National Women’s Football Championship’2019 at Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Friday.
The final match will begin at 3:15 pm.
Thakurgaon reached to the final eliminating Mymensingh in penalty shootout (3-2) as the first semifinal between the two teams was locked 1-1 goals in the regulation time this afternoon.
Shathi Akter scored for Thakurgaon in the 36th minute while Ranjana leveled the margin for Mymesingh in the 44th minute (1-1).
In penalty shootout, Ranjana, Jahanara, Israt scored for Thakurgaon while Hafsa and Jarina Manda netted for Mymensingh.
In day’s second semifinal match, Rangpur District defeated Magura District by 1-0 goal at the same venue.
Liza Begum scored the match-winner for Rangpur in the 9th minute (1-0).
Dhaka, July 18 (UNB) – The 23r round of the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football will begin on Friday after recess of two days.
Dhaka Mohammedan will play NoFeL Sporting Club at 4 pm while Brothers Union will play against Muktijoddha SKC at 7 pm at Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) on the day.
After the 22nd round matches, Bashundhara Kings dominating the league as the only unbeaten team securing 58 points from 20 matches while defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited followed them distantly with 51 points from 21 encounters.
Brother Union Club and Team BJMC are still in the relegation zone. Brothers Union collected 16 points from 20 matches while Team BJMC earned only 8 points from 21 matches.
Standings of BPL Football after 22nd round matches (Tabulating under match played, win, draw, loss, goal for, goal against, goal difference and points):
Team MP W D L F A D P
Bashundhara Kings 20 19 1 0 50 11 +39 58
Dhaka Abahani 21 17 0 4 50 24 +26 51
Sheikh Russel 20 13 3 4 31 16 +15 42
Saif SC 20 12 5 3 33 17 +16 41
Arambagh 21 8 3 10 22 26 -4 27
Sheikh Jamal 21 6 6 9 26 31 -5 24
Chattagram Abahani 20 5 8 7 19 20 -1 23
Muktijoddha SKC 20 5 7 8 22 28 -6 22
Mohammedan Dhaka 20 5 5 10 24 34 -10 20
Rahmatgonj MFS 20 4 7 9 25 41 -16 19
NoFeL SC 20 4 4 12 19 34 -15 16
Brothers Union 20 4 4 12 22 42 -20 16
Team BJMC 21 1 5 15 12 31 -19 8