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Russian hopes, fears tied up in Putin’s showcase World Cup

Moscow, Jun 15 : Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off Thursday is about much more than sports. It’s about proving to the world that ...

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Russia rips Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

Moscow, June 14 : Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia swept aside Saudi Arabia to open its home World Cup with a 5-0 win on Thursday. After a lavish opening ceremony and with President Vladimir Putin watching on, Yuri Gazinsky ...

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FIFA ranking: Bangladesh 5th in South Asia

194th in the world Dhaka, June 14 : Bangladesh has been ranked 5th among the seven football playing nations of South Asia by the global football body FIFA as the 21st World Cup begins in Russia from Thursday. India is ...

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Russia ready for 2018 World Cup start

Dhaka, June 14 : The long-awaited 32-nation FIFA World Cup 2018 begins on Thursday with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening match at the 80,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow amid huge enthusiasm among millions of soccer ...

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FIFA World Cup kicks off Thursday

Russia takes on Saudi Arabia in opener Dhaka, June 13 : The long-awaited 32-nation FIFA World Cup 2018 begins on Thursday with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening match at the 80,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow ...

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Salah races to be fit for Egypt’s World Cup opener v Uruguay

Yekaterinburg, June 13 : The emphasis on the team returning to the World Cup after 28 years has given way to attention on an individual player ahead of Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is expected ...

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Indian chess player won’t wear headscarf in Iran

A female Indian chess player said Wednesday she has decided to not participate in an Asian championship being held in Iran next month because she could not comply with an Iranian rule requiring women participants to wear a headscarf.   ...

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Siddikur finish joint 55th in Thai Open

Bangladesh trailblazing golfer Siddikur Rahman finished joint 55th in the $300,000 Thailand Open, which ended with final round at Thai Country Club course on Sunday, reports BSS.   Siddikur aggregated two-over-par 282 [68-71-71-72], finished 15 shots behind the title winner ...

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India’s unfit Shami out of Afghanistan Test

Indian pace spearhead Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of Afghanistan’s debut Test after failing a fitness test in Bangalore, the country’s cricket board said Monday.   Uncapped fast bowler Navdeep Saini has been named as Shami’s replacement in the ...

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Women’s cricket team to get Tk 2cr as prize money

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan Papon has announced Tk 2 crore prize money for Bangladesh Women Cricket Team as they clinched the Asia Cup T20 title against India on Sunday.   BCB also announced that each of the players ...

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