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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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    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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    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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    Prime ends Abahani’s streak

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2019

    Prime Bank Cricket Club rode on skipper Anamul Haque’s third consecutive hundred to end Abahani Limited’s unbeaten run in the Dhaka Premier League, beating them by 16 runs in Fatullah on Friday...

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    Politics rears its ugly head in Bangladesh football

    Azad Majumder | Updated at 11:19pm on March 22, 2019

    Ranked 192nd in the world just above the likes of Samoa, Montserrat, Cayman Island and struggling neighbours Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh football can rarely hit international headlines....

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    Ronaldo fined 20,000 euros for mimicking Simeone celebration

    Agence France-Presse . Lausanne | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Cristiano Ronaldo was fined 20,000 euros ($22,738) by UEFA on Thursday for mimicking Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing celebration in Juventus’ Champions League last-16 win last week....

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    Pogba buys rings for team-mates

    Agence France-Presse . Clairefontaine | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    ‘The present has arrived,’ said Paul Pogba on Wednesday, confirming he had given all his France team-mates world champion rings modelled on those in many American sports....

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    Ronaldo to avoid US tour amid rape allegations

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus will play the pre-season International Champions Cup in Asia and not in the United States amid the Portugal star’s rape investigation there, the New York Times has reported....

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    Youthful talent gives England a bright future

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Jordan Henderson says England are ready to fulfil the growing expectations around their vibrant young team as the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign starts with the Czech Republic’s visit to Wembley today....