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McLeish exits as head coach after poor start in Euro 2020 qualifying

Alex McLeish has left his position as Scotland head coach by mutual consent. The 60-year-old started a second spell in charge in February last year but has been under pressure

A scene from the football match of the Bangladesh Premier League between Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited and NoFeL Sporting Club at the Shaheed Bhulu Stadium in Noakhali on Thursday. The match ended in a goalless draw.

A scene from the football match of the Bangladesh Premier League between Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited and NoFeL Sporting Club at the Shaheed Bhulu Stadium in Noakhali on Thursday. The match ended in a goalless draw.

Tottenham stun Man City to reach Champions League semis

Tottenham stun Man City to reach Champions League semis

AP, Manchester :More than two minutes into stoppage time, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling slid across the field and puffed his chest to the crowd, roaring in elation. Tottenham players

Liverpool beat Porto again, return to CL semifinals

Liverpool beat Porto again, return to CL semifinals

AP, Porto :For the second year in a row, Porto had no answer to Liverpool's attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.A year after the forwards scored

PSG lose to Nantes

PSG lose to Nantes

Paris Saint-Germain failed to the seal the Ligue 1 title for the third match running on Wednesday after a second-string line-up without Kylian Mbappe took the champions to their second

Careless United undone by Messi double as Barca cruise into semis

Careless United undone by Messi double as Barca cruise into semis

AFP, Barcelona :Lionel Messi pounced on two Manchester United mistakes to score twice and end their hopes of another comeback at Camp Nou as Barcelona breezed into the Champions League

Cardiff City's Junior Hoilett and Brighton & Hove Albion's Davy Propper (right) battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton, England on Tuesday.

Cardiff City's Junior Hoilett and Brighton & Hove Albion's Davy Propper (right) battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton, England on Tuesday.

Iniesta's J-League club Kobe part ways with coach Lillo

Iniesta's J-League club Kobe part ways with coach Lillo

AFP, Tokyo :Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe have terminated the contract of manager Juan Manuel Lillo following a poor run of results, the Japanese club said on Wednesday.The 53-year-old

Bangladesh to take on Laos in FIFA, AFC qualifiers

Bangladesh footballers will play against Laos in the round-1 of the preliminary joint qualifications for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023.The draw held at the AFC headquarters

Ajax stun Ronaldo's Juventus to reach Champions League semis

Ajax stun Ronaldo's Juventus to reach Champions League semis

AFP, Turin :Ajax stunned Juventus to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1997 as Matthijs de Ligt's thumping second-half header secured a 2-1 second-leg victory in

Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right) vies for the ball with Watford's Etienne Capoue during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road stadium in Watford, England on Monday.

Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right) vies for the ball with Watford's Etienne Capoue during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road stadium in Watford, England on Monday.

Abahani Limited take on Indian Minerva Punjab in AFC Cup today

Dhaka Abahani Limited take on Former I League champions Indian Minerva Punjab in the group E encounter of AFC Cup 2019 Qualifier scheduled to be held on today (Wednesday) at

Head Coach of Dhaka Abahani Limited Mario Lemos (second from right) and Head Coach of Minerva Punjab of India Sachin Badadhe (second from left) shaking hands at the conference room of Bangladesh Football Federation House on Tuesday.

Head Coach of Dhaka Abahani Limited Mario Lemos (second from right) and Head Coach of Minerva Punjab of India Sachin Badadhe (second from left) shaking hands at the conference room of Bangladesh Football Federation House on Tuesday.

Arsenal edge past 10 men Watford, move into top four

Arsenal moved into the Premier League top four, but made hard work of seeing off 10-man Watford 1-0 thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's fortunate early opener on Monday.Aubameyang profited from an

It's crunch time for City, admits Guardiola

It's crunch time for City, admits Guardiola

Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City's bid for an unprecedented quadruple will be defined by Wednesday's Champions League showdown with Tottenham and their following two Premier League games.Guardiola's side are in

Madrid disappoint again in dreary draw with Leganes

Madrid disappoint again in dreary draw with Leganes

Real Madrid took the Monday night slot reserved for La Liga's lower teams and never really looked out of place as Karim Benzema's goal was enough only for a 1-1

Zidane says Madrid set to make changes after poor season

AP, Madrid :Zinedine Zidane says that Real Madrid is set for changes this summer after a disappointing season."All my players are important and good, but we are going to make

Koulibaly scores twice as Napoli delay Juventus' title celebrations

Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly bagged a brace as Napoli beat Chievo 3-1 to delay Juventus' bid to win Serie A and condemn the Verona side to relegation.Juventus -- who lost

PSG title party delayed again after historic thumping at Lille

PSG title party delayed again after historic thumping at Lille

Paris Saint-Germain missed the chance to seal their sixth Ligue 1 title in seven years for the second week running on Sunday after a 5-1 hammering at Lille, their biggest

Infantino holds Kuwait talks on staging 2022 World Cup games

AP, New York :FIFA President Gianni Infantino held talks in Kuwait on Sunday about the country staging 2022 World Cup matches as he pushes to enlarge the Qatar tournament from

Minerva Punjab in Dhaka for AFC Cup 2019

Last season's I-League champions Minerva Punjab arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday to play AFC Cup 2019 match. They will play their group E game against Dhaka Abahani Ltd on Wednesday

Klopp lauds Salah as Liverpool down Chelsea and eye holy grail

Klopp lauds Salah as Liverpool down Chelsea and eye holy grail

Jurgen Klopp hailed "fantastic" Mohamed Salah as the key to Liverpool's title dreams as they powered back to the top of the Premier League thanks to the Egypt star's stunning

Quarter-final curse looms as Barca and Messi look to set record straight

Quarter-final curse looms as Barca and Messi look to set record straight

AFP, Barcelona :Four years have passed since Lionel Messi last reached a Champions League semi-final and his drought has become a source of unease for Barcelona ahead of their latest

City must win every game to retain title: Guardiola

City must win every game to retain title: Guardiola

Manchester City must win their remaining five Premier League games to retain the title, insisted Pep Guardiola as his side took top spot from Liverpool with a 3-1 win at

The US team pose with their gold medals during the medal ceremony after their 2-1 shootout victory in the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland on  Sunday.

The US team pose with their gold medals during the medal ceremony after their 2-1 shootout victory in the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland on Sunday.

Klopp vows Liverpool won't be haunted by Chelsea ghosts

Klopp vows Liverpool won't be haunted by Chelsea ghosts

AFP, Liverpool :Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will not be haunted by their Premier League title collapse five years ago when they face Chelsea in another seismic showdown on Sunday.Liverpool are

Perez heads Newcastle closer to Premier League safety

Perez heads Newcastle closer to Premier League safety

Newcastle took a huge step towards securing their Premier League survival as Ayoze Perez sealed a 1-0 win against Leicester on Friday.Rafael Benitez's side moved 10 points clear of the

Ramsey sparkles as Arsenal sink Napoli

Ramsey sparkles as Arsenal sink Napoli

Unai Emery warned Arsenal to expect a strong response from Napoli after his side seized the initiative with a 2-0 win in their Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday.Emery's

Benfica defeat Frankfurt 4-2 in Europa League

Benfica defeat Frankfurt 4-2 in Europa League

It was an eventful night for teenage striker Joao Felix and English referee Anthony Taylor as Benfica took control of their Europa League quarter-final tie with Eintracht Frankfurt and defeating

Ronaldo's Juve ready to seal Serie A before Ajax decider

Ronaldo's Juve ready to seal Serie A before Ajax decider

AFP, Milan :Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus head to SPAL on Saturday needing just a point to wrap up an eighth consecutive Serie A title in record time before their crucial Champions