Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 04:27:44 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Readers’ Forum

By
13th-Aug-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Brazil return to top spot

Olympic Champions Brazil returned to the top spot  in the world  of soccer within a month with 1604 points. According to the latest FIFA ranking released on August 10, World Champions Germany are in the second position securing 1549 points, while World Runners-up Argentina are far behind with 1399 points. Germany, however, have a chance to topple Brazil as the European nation have more World Cup qualifying matches than Brazil to play.
Europe Champions Portugal and Copa America Champions Chile are 6th and 7th in ranking with 1267 and 1250 points respectively. But surprisingly Switzerland (1329) and Poland (1319) annex 4th and 5th positions ahead of Portugal and Chile, which questions FIFA's point system.
In Asia, Iran maintain their supremacy with 893 points ahead of Japan (696), Asia Champions Australia (691) and South Korea (674). The three other continents' top ranking teams are Egypt (866) in Africa, Mexico (1046)  in North America and New Zealand (258) in Oceania.
 It may be mentioned that Iran are the second team after brazil to have qualified for World Cup 2018.
In South Asia, India are top with 341 points and Bangladesh are third  from bottom with 60 points.
P.Rojario
Dhaka

Azerbaijan dominates Islami  Solidarity Games

It is really mournful that we had little interest about  the 11-day 4th Islami Solidarity Games concluded on May 22 in Azerbaijan.  It may be that we are very much active to gather news about European football, cricket and tennis only.
However, hosts Azerbaijan topped the medal table with 75 gold, 50 silver and 37 bronze medals ahead of Turkey who annexed 71 gold, 67 silver and 57 bronze medals. On the other hand, Iran finished third with 39+26+33 medals. Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Algeria, Morocco,  Indonesia, Egypt and Kyrgyzstan captured 4th to the 10th places.
Bangladesh also took part and captured with one gold, one silver and one bronze medal  to finish 21st among 54 contesting nations of 4000 athletes. Azerbaijan annexed the soccer gold beating Oman 2-1 in the final. Algeria beat Cameroon to take the bronze.
Khurshida Hoque
Rajshahi

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Political leadership needed to bring discipline in transport sector


ALTHOUGH the country witnessed a significant urban growth in the last few decades, there was an absence of proper planning and institutions in the urban transport sector, causing indiscipline and mismanagement there, experts and activists mentioned in a roundtable on Saturday to press political parties to incorporate plans in their ...

Sports »

Elina Svitolina retains Italian Open with straight-sets win over Simona Halep


Internet :The world No 1, Simona Halep, collapsed spectacularly in her rematch with Elina Svitolina to hand the Ukrainian a second Italian Open title.It took the fourth seed just over an hour to dispose of her wounded foe, 6-0, 6-4, her fourth win over Halep in six meetings. Last year ...

Football »

Santos team captain Carlos Izquierdoz kisses the trophy after winning the Mexican soccer league championship against Toluca at Nemesio Diez stadium in Toluca, Mexico on Sunday.


Entertainment »

Priyanka Chopra pens heartfelt note for friend Meghan Markle


Actor Priyanka Chopra, who was among the guests invited at the Royal wedding, penned a heartfelt note for her friend Meghan Markle and said it was an emotional moment for her to see the couple exchange their wedding vows at the Windsor Castle. Priyanka took to Instagram on Saturday night ...

City »

Bangladesh Awami Muktijoddha Projanma League formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Monday protesting killings of Palestinians in Gaza.


International »

Trump demands probe of alleged spying on his campaign


AFP, Washington :US President Donald Trump demanded Sunday that the Justice Department investigate whether his presidential campaign was "infiltrated" or spied on for political purposes, prompting it to announce it would look into those issues.Trump has described the infiltration allegations as being potentially "bigger than Watergate," but Democrats say he ...

Editorial »

RAB must not prove we are unfit to save life of our own citizens


IN the last 15 days, nine alleged criminals were killed during "gunfight" with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). Of them, three alleged drug traders were killed in Jassore early Friday, according to a newspaper report. Besides, six other people were killed in shootouts with RAB in different parts of the country, ...

Entertainment »

Shaon renders song under Nachiketa’s composition


Entertainment Report :Meher Afroze Shaon is popularly known as both an actress and a singer. Few days ago, she gave her voice for a playback song. Till now the listeners did not hear the song. After Eid, Shaon is coming with that song. For the first time Shaon has rendered ...

Sports »

Germany`s Alexander Zverev reacts after winning a point to Croatia's Marin Cilic during their semifinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome on Saturday.


Football »

Union rout Real Salt Lake 4-1


AP, Chester :Marcus Epps and Borek Dockal scored in the first half and the Philadelphia Union added two more in the second to beat Real Salt Lake 4-1 on Saturday night.Fabrice-Jean Picault had a 40-yard run up the left channel to set up the opening goal in the 21st minute, ...

City »

DMP Mobile Court conducted drive in city's 9 New Market 'Fast Food' Pizza Fried Rice Shops, penalises Taka four lakh 30 thousand for preparing rotten food. This photo was taken on Sunday.


International »

Cleric Sadr meets Iraq PM Abadi, hinting at coalition


Reuters, Baghdad  :Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, less than 24 hours after the Shi'ite cleric's bloc was declared winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, the clearest sign yet they could work together to form a coalition."During our meeting, we agreed to work together and with ...

Sports »

Toronto FC forward Jordan Hamilton (22) and Orlando City defender Mohamed El-Munir (13) chase the bouncing ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Toronto on Friday.


Sports »

Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the first hole during the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas on Friday.


Entertainment »

Raazi`s first week collections become the 5th highest of 2018


Raazi has been sailing smoothly on its journey towards the prestigious Rs 100 crore club and it will be no shocker if the film grosses over it. The cast and crew of the film recently held an event to celebrate the success of the film with the media as well ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news