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    I never thought my Messi painting could be real: Suhas

    Samsul Arefin Khan | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    What was initially a simple imagination, it has now made Bangladeshi architect Suhas Nahian an internet sensation after his six-year-old painting of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi became reality....

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    Hazard lifts Belgium as Dutch rout Belarus

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    Eden Hazard ensured Belgium kicked off their qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 in style on Thursday with a brace in a home victory over Russia, while a Memphis Depay-inspired Netherlands romped to a 4-0 win over Belarus....

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    Smith, Warner face WC test in IPL

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    The big-bucks Indian Premier League begins today with disgraced Australian duo Steve Smith and David Warner back in action and looking to get some runs under their belts before the World Cup....

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    Messi injured on return as Argentina lose to Venezuela

    Reuters. Madrid | Updated at 09:41am on March 23, 2019

    Lionel Messi returned to Argentina duty for the first time since the World Cup on Friday but it was a disappointing outing for the forward as they lost 3-1 to Venezuela and he was ruled out of their next match with a groin problem...

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    Depay proves his quality to Koeman

    Reuters . Rotterdam | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    Memphis Depay might be battling for both game time and goals at club level but his headline performance for his country at the start of the Euro 2022 qualifiers has won him the full backing of Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman....

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    Falcao penalty sinks Japan

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    Colombia’s record goalscorer Radamel Falcao scored from the penalty spot to defeat Japan 1-0 on Friday and hand new coach Carlos Queiroz a victory in his first game....

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    No overnight solutions for China: Cannavaro

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    China coach Fabio Cannavaro has called for a long-term approach and time to build a fresh identity after tasting defeat in his first game in charge against Thailand in the China Cup in Nanning on Thursday....

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    ‘Football lovers’ seek Kiron’s ousting

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Claiming them football lovers, a group people on Thursday demanded permanent expulsion of Bangladesh Football Federation women’s wing chairman Mahfuza Akter Kiron from the organisation for defaming prime minister Sheikh Hasina....