Dhaka, Nov 19 (UNB) - Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) announced a 20-member Bangladesh Olympic Football team for the upcoming South Asian (SA) Games scheduled to be held from December 1 to 10 in Nepal.
Bangladesh National team captain Jamal Bhuiyan will lead the team in SA Games.
Ahead of their SA Games campaign, Bangladeshi booters will made a 8-day residential training camp under Head Coach Jamie Day.
Team Manager Satyojit Das Rupu said the team are expected to fly for Nepal on November 29.
The 20-member Bangladesh Olympic Football team: Anisur Rahman, Pappu Hossain, Mahfuz Hasan Pritom, Yeasin Khan, Bishwanath Ghosh, Tutul Hosain Badsha, Rahmat Mia, Riyadul Hasan, Yeasin Arafat, Sushanto Tripura, Jamal Bhuiyan, Biplu Ahamed, Rabiul Hasan, Mahbubur Rahman, Md Al Amin, Nabib Newaz Jiban, Saad Uddin, Rakib Hossain, Arifur Rahman and Mohammad Ibrahim.
Italy achieved its biggest win in more than 70 years when it beat Armenia 9-1 in its last qualifier for the 2020 European Championship on Monday.
Italy’s biggest win since a 9-0 result against the United States in 1948 featured three Italians scoring their first international goals.
Nicolò Zaniolo, debutant Riccardo Orsolini, and Federico Chiesa all got off the mark to help Italy to a record-extending 11th successive victory.
Chiesa hit the woodwork twice before finishing off the scoring for Italy nine minutes from time.
Italy, which had already qualified for Euro 2020 as Group J winner, ensured it progressed with a perfect record of 10 wins in 10 matches. It also beat the United States in a friendly last year.
“You don’t score nine goals in an international match by chance,” Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. “They gave everything.
“They’re all young lads who are improving match by match, they just need time. ... We have six months to prepare for the European Championship, we have to improve a few things, and then the difficulty will be to unfortunately leave someone at home who deserves to be there.”
Italy was 2-0 up after less than 10 minutes and 4-0 at halftime following a Ciro Immobile brace, Zaniolo’s goal, and one for Nicolò Barella.
There was a less frantic start to the second period but Zaniolo added another in the 64th and Alessio Romagnoli bundled in a rebound and Jorginho converted a penalty.
Edgar Babayan pulled one back for Armenia between the goals for Orsolini and Chiesa.
Spain finished its qualifying campaign for the 2020 European Championship with a 5-0 rout of Romania in what could have been the farewell match for coach Robert Moreno on Monday.
Moreno did not show for the post-match interview and there were widespread reports in Spanish media he would not continue at the helm of “La Roja.”
The Spanish soccer federation did not immediately say why the coach did not talk to the media. It said a news conference was scheduled for Tuesday.
Moreno took over the job after Luis Enrique resigned in March to take care of his sick daughter. Moreno had been Luis Enrique’s assistant until then.
Gerard Moreno scored twice for the hosts, who had already secured a spot in the tournament but needed the victory to be among the top-seeded teams in the draw this month.
Spain also got on the scoreboard through Fabián Ruiz, Mikel Oyarzabal, and an own-goal by Romanian defender Adrián Rus.
“It was important to finish with the three points in front of our crowd,” said Ruiz, who scored his first goal with the national team. “We need to keep this same dynamic going into the Euros next year.”
Spain ended as the Group F winner with eight wins and two draws, at Norway and Sweden. “La Roja” finished five points in front of second-placed Sweden.
Romania, which had already been eliminated, ended in fourth place with four victories and two draws in 10 matches.
Spain, coming off routing Malta 7-0 in Cádiz, outscored its opponents 31-5.
It was in control from the start on Monday, with Romania threatening only a few times in front of a crowd of 36,198 at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, including many Romanians.
Ruiz opened the scoring from close range in the eighth minute, and Moreno added his goals with a header in the 33rd and strike from the six-yard line in the 43rd.
Rus found his own net while trying to intercept a cross into the area in first-half stoppage time, and Oyarzabal closed the scoring with a left-footed shot from outside the box in second-half injury time.
It was the second Spain match at Atlético’s Metropolitano stadium, the other a 6-1 rout of Argentina ahead of last year’s World Cup.
Manchester United’s attempt to strengthen its underperforming squad has proved costly with debt rising more than 55% in a year to 384.5 million pounds ($498 million).
The cost of signing Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James ahead of the new season in the first quarter of the financial year was around 140 million pounds.
Although United reported record revenue last season of 627.1 million pounds, the New York Stock Exchange listed business is now expecting the 2019-20 figure to drop to between 560 million and 580 million pounds.
That is due to United missing out on Champions League television and prize money after finishing sixth last season. United could miss out again with the side in seventh place, nine points behind fourth-placed Manchester City after 12 of the 38 games.
"Our ultimate aim is to win trophies, play fast, fluid, attacking football, with a team that uses graduates from our academy along with world-class acquisitions,” United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said. “We know this will not be achieved overnight, however we have made investments across the club that we believe will set us on the right path.
"We know our academy is a strong competitive advantage and an area we will continue to invest in as it is at the heart of the club."
Dhaka Mohammedan Limited confirmed 30 footballers -- 25 local and five foreign players -- to form their team, for the professional football league competition Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2019-20 which will begin in January.
The traditional black and white will retain 10 players and sign 20 new players including two foreign players - Malian forward Souleymane Diabate and Japanese midfielder Uryu Nagata, confirmed Director of Dhaka Mohammedan Limited Sarwar Hossain on Monday.
The three new foreign players are Malian defender Ousmane Berthe and Nigerian defender Stanley Onyekachi Amadi and midfielder Ugochukwu Obi Moneke.
Ousmane Berthe came from Qatari club Al Muaither SC, Stanley Onyekachi Amadi came from Sri Lankan club New Youngs FC and Ugochukwu Obi Moneke came from Cambodian club Ministry of National Defence FC.
Mohammedan recruited 17 new local players -- midfielder Sohanur Rahman from Bashundhara Kings, forward Ousai Mong Marma from Saif Sporting Club, midfielders Anik Hossain and Shahed Hossain from Chattogram Abahani Limited, midfielder Rumnon Hossain from Sheikh Russel KC, goalkeeper Hossain Sujon from Sheikh Jamal DC, goalkeeper Mazharul Islam Himel and defender Atiquzzaman from Arambagh Krira Sangha, midfielder Farad Mona, defenders Masud Rana Mredha, Kamrul Islam, Sadekuzzaman Fahim from NoFel Sporting Club, midfielder Sayed Rakib Khan Evan from Muktijoddha SKC, goalkeeper Jasim Uddin from Army team, defender Humyayun Kabir Khan from Feni Soccer Club.