Dhaka, May 23 (UNB)- League leaders Bashundhara Kings further consolidated their position at the summit of the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football, beating lowly NoFeL Sporting Club 3-1 goals at Shaheed Bulu Stadium in Noakhali on Thursday.
In other matches of the day, current champions Dhaka Abahani Limited eased past Muktijoddha Sangsad KC by 4-1 goals at Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj.
With the day’s win, Kings continued their unbeaten run in the league as the lone team securing 43 points with 14 wins and one draw from 15 league matches.
On the other hand, Dhaka Abahani Limited remained second earning 36 points from 15 matches with 12 wins and three losses.
In Noakhali, Costa Rican Daniel Colindres Solera opened account for Kings netting the first goal in 41st minute (1-0).
Kyrgyz midfielder Baktyiar Duishobekov doubled the margin in 45th minute (2-0).
After the half time, Guinea striker Ismael Bangoura scored a consolation goal for NoFeL SC utilising a penalty awarded by referee in 53rd minute (2-1).
However, Brazilian striker Marcos Vinicius sealed the fate of the match for Kings adding one more goal in the 74th minute (3-1).
In Gopalganj, Ivorian forward Ballo Famoussa netted the first goal for Muktijoddha SKC (1-0) in the 14th minute.
But, Haitian striker Kervens Belfort and local star Mohammad Nabib Newaj Ziban put Dhaka Aabani ahead of hosts Muktijoddha SKC scoring two times (2-1) in span of three minutes only (27th and 30th minute).
In the second half, Mohamed Mamunul Islam netted the third goal for the Dhanmondi outfit in the 64th minute (3-1).
After then, Nigerian forward Sunday Chizoba widened the margin for Dhaka Aabani adding one more goal in the 74th minute (4-1).
The next round of BPL will be started on June 15 after Eid vacations and the round-1 matches of joint qualifications for FIFA World Cup, AFC Asian Cup, scheduled to be held on June 6 and 11.
In day’s first match at 4 pm, Dhaka Aabani to take on Rahamatgonj MFS at Bangbandhu National Stadium here while Sheikh Jamal DC will play with Team BJMC at the same venue at 7 pm.
Dhaka, May 23 (UNB) - Bangladesh Police Football Club will play lowly Feni Soccer Club in the last league match of the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Friday.
The match will kick off at 3:30pm.
After the match, BCL champions and runners–up trophies for the season 2019 will be handed over to Bangladesh Police and Uttar Baridhara Club respectively.
The trophies of the BCL season 2017 will also be distributed to champions Bashundhara Kings and runners-up NoFeL Sporting Club on the occasion.
BFF Senior Vice-president Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP, will be the chief guest.
A total of 11 teams are taking part in the double-league BCL that began on February 10 last.
Dhaka, May 23 (UNB)– Bangladesh put in tough Group A of the eight-team AFC U-16 Women’s Championship’2019 alongwith hosts Thailand, Japan and Australia scheduled to be held in Thailand from September 15–28 this year.
Defending champions DPR Korea have been placed in Group B with Korea Republic, China PR and Vietnam.
The grouping of the AFC Women’s Junior meet was held on Thursday (May 23) at Chonburi's Oakwood Hotel in Thailand.
The champions and runners-up teams of the eight-team fray will represent Asia in the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India’ 2020 in September.
Dhaka, May 23 (UNB) – A 31-member Bangladesh National Football team will fly for Thailand on Friday at 1:30 pm to join a 10-day preparation camp ahead of their joint qualifications for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against Laos.
In home and away basis matches, Bangladesh will play their first round-1 away match against Laos on June 6 at 5:30 pm (BST) at the National Stadium, Vientiane in Laos and will play their home match against Laos on June 11 at 7 pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.
Bangladesh will play two preparatory matches with Thai Premier League clubs -- Air Force United FC on May 28 and BG Pathum United FC on June 1.
Head Coach of Bangladesh team Jamie Day, who arrived here on Thursday, said he is not feeling any pressure ahead of their matches against Laos. “I’m not worry. I don’t feel any pressure. I’m excited about the next two weeks,” he said ahead of pre-tour press conference at the BFF House here on Thursday.
Jamie went back to England in early April for completing a pro-licence course of coaches.
After arriving here, the English man signed a one-year extension of his contract until May 2020 with the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) on Thursday.
The BFF picked the 31-member squad, including 23 players and 8 coaching staff.
Bangladesh team will return home from Laos on June 7.
Bangladesh team comprised of senior and under-23 booters will play the both away and home matches against Laos. Veteran defender Topu Barman and midfielder Atiqur Rahman Fahad were ruled out of the team due to injury.
Bangladesh Captain Jamal Bhuiyan said they are focusing on the game and want to win against Laos. “It’s totally a new squad. We’ve missed Topu and Fahad. But, we’re focusing on our game and everybody wants to win the game,” he added.
BFF Senior Vice-president Tabith Awal also expected that the team will perform well in Laos. “Our players are more mature. I believe that our team will qualify for the next round of the meet beating Laos,” he said.
A total of 12 Asian nations -- six seeded teams (ranked 35th to 40th in AFC) against the six unseeded teams (ranked 41st to 46th in AFC) -– will participate in the round-1 of both the tournaments.
The 12 teams are Bangladesh, Laos, Mongolia, Brunei Darussalam, Macau, Sri Lanka, Laos, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Pakistan, Bhutan and Guam.
The six winners of the 12-team fray will join top 34 Asian teams in the round-2 qualifiers, scheduled to be held in September.
Bangladesh are ranked 188th and 41st in the FIFA International Ranking and AFC Ranking respectively while Laos remained 184th and 38th.
In their last meet in the group stage of Bangabandhu Gold Cup, Bangladesh beat Laos by 1-0 goal in Sylhet in October last year.
In the previous two meetings, Bangladesh lost to Laos by 1-2 goals in the first round of the Asian Cup in Hong Kong in March 2003 and played a 2-2 draw in a FIFA international friendly in Vientiane last year
Bangladesh squad: Tutul Hosain Badsha, Mamunul Islam Mamun, Sohel Rana, Ashraful Islam Rana, Anisur Rahman Zico, Yeasin Khan, Bishwanath Ghosh, Jamal Bhuyan (C), Rahmat Mia, Mohammad Ibrahim, Biplu Ahmed, Masuk Mia Jony, Sushanto Tripura, Md Rabiul Hasan, Nabib Newaj Ziban, Tawhidul Alam Sabuz, Riyadul Hasan, Matin Miah, Md Mazharul Islam, Arifur Rahman, Nasir Uddin Chowdhury, Mahbubur Rahman, Emon Mahmud.
Sao Paulo, May 23 (AP/UNB) — Marco Ruben scored in the 25th minute and Brazil's Athletico beat Argentina's River Plate 1-0 on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Recopa Sudamericana final.
The Recopa is played between the winners of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, the two most prestigious club tournaments in South America.
The match was played in Southern Brazilian city of Curitiba.
The efforts of Copa Libertadores winners River Plate to tie the match in the second half were halted by a red card to defender Milton Casco at 76 minutes.
Athletico is seeking only its second international trophy in its history.
The second leg will be played in Buenos Aires at the Monumental de Nunez stadium on May 30.