Dhaka: 12:45 AM, Sat, 23 Jun, 2018

‘Argentina must 'pray' results go their way’

Sports Desk: Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano said his team needed to "pray" for their World Cup chances after their crushing loss to Croatia Thursday.

Coutinho, Neymar score as Brazil beat Costa Rica

Sports Desk: Brazil got two goals in stoppage time to give them a deserved 2-0 win over Costa Rica in a tense World Cup Group E encounter on Friday.

Argentina coach Sampaoli to be sacked!

Sports Desk: Apparently there are reports that the players have gathered for a meeting and have unanimously voted for Jorge Sampaoli to be removed as Argentina’s head coach.

Brazil face another defensive wall against Costa Rica

Sports Desk: Tite is deeply religious and likes to visit a church before a match. As Brazil prepare to improve their performance against Costa Rica in their second World Cup game on Friday, the Brazilian coach will have innumerable options to choose from for his ritual in this city.

World Cup 2018: Croatia stun Argentina 3-0

Sports Desk: Argentina are facing the prospect of an early World Cup exit after a dreadful error from goalkeeper Willy Caballero set Croatia on their way to victory and a place in the last 16.

Zimbabwe omit big names for tri-series

Sports Desk: Former captains Brendon Taylor and Graeme Cremer will not take part in next month’s T20 international tri-series against Australia and Pakistan after they were left out of Zimbabwe’s training squad announced overnight.

Argentina to Croatia today

Sports Desk: After a hiccup in their World Cup 2018 opener against Iceland, Lionel Messi and his troops will be looking to seal their first victory and ensure their survival in this edition of the football extravaganza as Argentina meet Croatia in their second match of the group stage at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.

Uruguay, Russia reach last 16

Sports Desk: Uruguay's slender victory over Saudi Arabia ensured that they and host nation Russia reached the last 16 of the World Cup.

Costa strikes as Spain survive Iran scare

Sports Desk: Spain edged out a gallant Iran in an absorbing contest to ensure they will reach the World Cup knockout stage with a draw in their final group game.

Ronaldo nets as Portugal beat Morocco

Sports Desk: Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's all-time leading scorer in international football as he registered in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco at the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday afternoon.

Portugal face Morocco; Uruguay take on Saudi Arabia

Sports Desk: Cristiano Ronaldo will hone in on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal's World Cup opener, while 2010 winners Spain play Iran in Group B.

Senegal beat Poland for first African win at 2018 WC

Sports Desk: Senegal became the first African team to win at this year's World Cup, defeating Poland 2-1 Tuesday on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half score by Mbaye Niang.

England beat Australia by 242 runs in 3rd ODI, win series

Sports Desk: England posted the highest total ever scored in a men’s one-day international of 481 for six as they thrashed world champions Australia by 242 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in a five-match series.

Japan beat 10-man Colombia

Sports Desk: Japan profited from Colombia's nightmare start to the World Cup as they secured a victory against 10 men in their Group H opener in Saransk, despite James Rodriguez's late introduction.

Neymar misses training after knock against Switzerland

Sports Desk: Neymar missed Brazil’s outdoor training session on Monday after taking a knock during their opening game against Switzerland which ended in a 1-1 draw, according to reports by Sky Sports.