Dhaka, July 20 19 (UNB) — Bangladesh A team will play against their Afghan rivals in the second one-day match on Sunday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram to regain their lost pride.
The tourists had defeated the hosts by 10 wickets in the first of the five-match one-day series on Friday. Bangladesh performed poorly despite having four national cricketers – Anamul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Mohammad Mithun.
Earlier, Bangladesh A team lost the two-match four-day unofficial Test series 0-1 to the second string Afghanistan team.
Afghanistan won the first match by seven wickets at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna and settled for a draw in rain interrupted second match in Chattogram last week to win the series 1-0.
The third one-day match will also be held at the same venue in Chattogram on July 24 while the last two matches, scheduled for July 27 and 29, will be played at the BKSP ground in Savar.
Dhaka, July 20 (UNB)- Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club defeated Chattogram Abahani Limited by 2-0 goals in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.
Gambian striker Ebou Kanteh and his compatriot Solomon King Kanform netted one goal each for Sheikh Jamal DC.
Kanteh opened the account for Sheikh Jamal in the 5th minute while Solomon King Kanform doubled the margin in the 37th minute (2-0).
In the day’s another match, Arambagh Krira Sangha outplayed Rahmatgonj MFS by 6-3 goals at Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh.
Cameroonian forward Paul Emile Biyaga and midfielder Mohammad Arifur Rahman scored two goals each while Matthew Chinedu and Mohammed Shaharier Bappy scored one goal each for Arambagh KS.
Striker Siyo Zunapio Jeancy of Congo, midfielder Sohel Rana and Rakibul Islam netted one goal each for Rahmatganj MFS.
Despite day’s well-merited victory, Arambagh KS remained at the 5th slot securing 30 points from 22 matches while Rahmatgonj MFS remained at the 10th slot with previous collection of 19 points from 21 matches,
On the other hand, Sheikh Jamal DC also remained at the previous 6th slot securing 27 points from 22 matches while Chattogram Abahani remained at the 7th slot with previous collection of 23 points from 21 matches.
Madrid, July 20 (Xinhua/UNB) -- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has refused to be drawn on his club's pursuit of Manchester United's French international midfielder Paul Pogba.
Speaking to the press ahead of his side's first friendly game of pre-season in Houston, the United States on Saturday, Zidane was asked over the chase for the World Cup winner, who would supposedly command a price close to 200 million U.S. dollars.
"We have to respect the way things are," said Zidane. "At the club we know what we want and what could happen until August 31st. We can make changes until then with people leaving and also arriving."
Although he insisted in "respecting" the current situation, Zidane did admit that Real Madrid, "has a plan and we will see what will happen... What will happen in the future will happen. We know what we want to do and we are working on it," he commented.
Zidane also commented on new signing Eden Hazard, who will make his debut against Bayern Munich on Saturday night (U.S. time).
"We know what kind of a player he is and we expect him to be important. Hazard is a player who can make a difference and that is very important in football these days. I am certain he will give us something extra," said Zidane.
Dhaka, July 20 (UNB)- Bangladesh National Hockey team finished 7th among 10 nations in the 8th AHF Men's Asian Indoor Hockey 2019, crushing Chinese Taipei by 9-0 goals in the place-deciding match at Chonburi in Thailand on Saturday.
Ashraful Islam, Md Milon Hossain and captain Farhad Ahmed Shitul scored two goals each while Rasel Mahmud Jimi, Mainul Islam Koushik and Khorshedur Rahman netted one goal each for Bangladesh.
Ashraful opened the account for Bangladesh converting a penalty corner correctly in the 5th minute (1-0).
In the 15th minute, Milon put Bangladesh ahead of the opponents netting a field goal (2-0) while Ashraful widened the margin converting his second penalty corner in the 18th minute (3-0).
Just before the half time, Milon and Jimi consecutively bagged two more goals for the Bangladeshi side in the 20th minute (5-0).
Bangladesh continued their domination over Chinese Taipei within the opening minute of the second half.
In the 26th minute, captain Shitul raised the margin with a field goal for Bangladesh scoring his first goal of the tournament (6-0).
Then, Mainul Islam Koushik, who made double hat-trick against the Philippines on Wednesday, scored his eighth goal of the tournament in the 28th minute (7-0).
Shitul netted his second goal converting a penalty corner in the 32nd minute (8-0) while Khorshedur Rahman sealed the fate of the match scoring the 9th goal of the match in the 33rd minute (9-0).
Earlier, Bangladesh finished 4th in the 5-team Pool A securing 3 points from four matches with one win and three defeats.
They posted their first win in the tournament beating the Philippines by 9-0 goals on July 17 while suffered 0-6 goals defeat to Malaysia on July 15, 0-8 goals defeat to holders Iran on July 16 and 1-3 goal defeat to hosts Thailand on July 18.
The team are expected to return home on Monday (July 22).
Top Bangladeshi scorers: Mainul Islam Koushik (8), Ashraful Islam (3), Rasel Mahmud Jimi (3), Md Milon Hossain (2), Farhad Ahmed Shitul (2), Khorshedur Rahman (1).
Bangladesh Squad: Rasel Mahmud Jimi, Mainul Islam Koushik, Fazle Rabbi Hossain, Ashim Gope (GK), Imran Hasan Pintu, Ashraful Islam, Farhad Ahmed Shitul (C), Khorshedur Rahman, Sarwar Hossain, Roman Sarkar, Milon Hossain, Abu Sayed Nippon (GK).
Carson, Jul 20 (AP/UNB) — LA Galaxy superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic said before Friday's meeting with rival Los Angeles FC that he was "by far" the best player in Major League Soccer and was "like a Ferrari among Fiats".
Those comparisons included scoring leader Carlos Vela.
As usual, the forward backed up his words on the field.
In a matchup between the league's top two scorers, Ibrahimovic scored his second hat trick in MLS and led the Galaxy to a 3-2 victory in the first meeting between the two clubs this season.
"I have a lot of respect for Vela, he is a good player but you did one mistake, you compare him to me. That was your biggest mistake," Ibrahimovic said after the game.
Ibrahimovic — who is second in the league with 16 goals — scored in the eighth, 56th and 70th minutes. His first MLS hat trick came last season against Orlando City.
The 37-year-old Swedish star has played his best against in the rivalry nicknamed "El Trafico". He scored two goals last year in his Galaxy debut last March, which was also the first-ever meeting against LAFC, and has six goals in four matches against Bob Bradley's team.
Vela scored twice for LAFC, which lost for just the third time in 21 matches this season. The forward has 21 goals in 20 games and is the fastest to reach 20 goals in a season in MLS history.
LAFC (14-3-4) leads MLS with 46 points and has been a juggernaut since joining MLS last season. But the one thing it has not been able to do is defeat its rival 12 miles to the south. The Galaxy have a 2-0-2 edge in El Trafico.
"You play against certain teams and there is a guy that is a strong personality," Bradley said. "We have to take our football and make it so strong that at the end of the day we don't deal with all sorts of questions about him."
Besides temporary bragging rights — the two teams meet again on Aug. 25 — the Galaxy (12-8-1) moved into second place in the Western Conference with 37 points — have two wins while the other two ended in ties.
LAFC opened the scoring in the fourth minute when Vela converted on a penalty kick. Vela drew the penalty when Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham came off his line and upended the forward near the goal.
Ibrahimovic evened it four minutes later when he got the feed from Julian Araujo, split defenders Walker Zimmerman and Eddie Segura and fired a shot from the top of the box that beat LAFC goalie Tyler Miller.
Ibrahimovic then gave the Galaxy the lead 11 minutes into the second half when he took a crossing pass from Diego Polenta, went over Jordan Harvey and headed it into the net.
He completed the hat trick 14 minutes later with a blast from 21 yards out off Favio Álvarez's pass.
"I always come in with a lot of confidence and belief. When I go out on the field I feel the responsibility," Irbrahimovic said. "The outcome was perfect."
Vela brought LAFC within a goal in the 97th minute off Eduard Atuesta's assist.