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Simply discriminating

Three senior journalists died the same day. It was August 31. But we surprisingly  noticed that their death report in the newspapers and by the television channels was neglectful. Whereas it is in the case of elite of other professions opposite, the reason of discrimination being  known to a section of  journalists only. We hope that the plight of the journalists and their death news henceforth shall be given due coverage, because they work hard to apprise  the people of what happens everyday in the country and also in the world.
We think that everybody should be given his due.

A Citizen
Dhaka
World Cup Football 2018

Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea have so far qualified from Asia for the World Cup Football 2018 finale to be held in Russia. The 5th spot is wide open between Syria and Asia Champions Australia, truly an Oceania country.
Central Asian  country Uzbekistan missed a golden chance after goalless draw at home on Tuesday. Just a win by any margin would have carried them to the finale and sent South Korea packing. But lack of strategy and determination cost them heavily.
Football is a game of  goal. A player should have three qualities. These are physical fitness, concentration of mind on the pitch and skills. Asian footballers lag behind Europe and South America. Though African footballers are physically sound, they cannot control temperament in the field  and thereby lost concentration.
It is hard to predict about the possible winners of the 21st edition of the World Cup, because  Olympic Champions Brazil may repeat their 1958 glory in Europe.
Abdullah Akber
Dhaka

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