Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russia on Friday as striker Ahmed Musa dramatically marked his return to the team with two fine second-half goals. Read Full Story »
Dramatic late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup against Costa Rica in St Petersburg on Friday and broke Central American hearts by sending them out of the tournament. Read Full Story »
Lumbini FC joined Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) in the quarter-finals of the Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Championship as Group ‘A’ runners-up after defeating Saraswati Youth Club 2-0 at Anfa Complex on Thursday. Read Full Story »
Former Sri Lankan captain and legend Mahela Jayawardene will lead Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in a Twenty20 Triangular Cricket Tournament against Nepal and the Netherlands at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, it was announced on Wednesday. Read Full Story »
Three Star Club were eliminated from the race to secure a quarter-final berth while Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) recorded first win in the Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Championship at the Anfa Complex on Wednesday. Read Full Story »
A fortuitous second half goal by Diego Costa broke a Persian stonewall and lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over a courageous Iran in a nerve-jangling World Cup clash on Wednesday. Read Full Story »
Queen’s Events Management Pvt Ltd on Tuesday announced the Pokhara Premier League, a franchise based Twenty20 tournament scheduled to be held at the city of lakes from October 26 to November 6. Read Full Story »
Senegal became the first African team to win a match at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday when they beat Poland 2-1, helped by two shocking errors in the European side’s defense. Read Full Story »
Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opening Group H match on Tuesday, the first time an Asian team has overcome a South American one at the World Cup. Read Full Story »
Saraswati Youth Club and Lumbini FC registered first wins in the Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Championship at Anfa Complex in Satdobato on Sunday. Read Full Story »
Germany coach Joachim Loew said there was no need for panic or radical change despite his team again looking defensively vulnerable in their shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the opening game of their World Cup defense. Read Full Story »
Brazil joined the host of big guns who have failed to fire in their opening World Cup game as lax defending from a corner allowed Switzerland to cancel out Philippe Coutinho's spectacular curling strike and grab a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Read Full Story »
Women Wheelchair Basketball Association (WWBA) and Wheelchair Sports Association (WSA) have set the title date of the Turkish Airlines Engage Empowering League (EEL) Wheelchair Basketball Championships finishing the league round as the winners and the runners up on Saturday. Read Full Story »
Paul Pogba scored a late goal to give France a 2-1 victory over Australia in the Group C match in Kazan. Read Full Story »
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal as he denied Fernando Hierro's Spain victory with a stunning late free-kick in their World Cup Group B opener. Read Full Story »
Uruguay’s Jose Gimenez cannoned in an 89th minute header to deal Egypt a 1-0 defeat in their World Cup opener on Friday, just as the North Africans appeared to have escaped with a point despite missing key striker Mohamed Salah. Read Full Story »
Bars and restaurants in Kathmandu are ready with their World Cup menus and offersto attract football fans to watch the action live on television, writes Sudeep Sonawane Read Full Story »
They no longer name the trophy after him, but Jules Rimet, creator of the World Cup, would probably forgive them for that. The competition that Rimet, president of Fifa from 1920 to 1954, set up 88 years ago has grown beyond recognition. Read Full Story »
As football fever grips the planet, Nepal has also geared up to witness the global football’s showpiece. Although cricket has taken a huge stride in the world, football remains the most popular sport in the country that often witnesses thousands of football lovers making deafening noise to cheer for their favourite teams in front of big screens. Read Full Story »
A joint bid from Canada, United States and Mexico has won the right to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup. Read Full Story »
Anil Sah proved himself as a man of big occasion as the rising youngster struck a half century in the final to hand Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club the title of the Prime Minister Cup One-Day National cricket tournament on Monday. Read Full Story »
Tribhuvan Army Club and Jawalakhel Wheelchair Sports Club (JWSC) set the men’s title clash of the Engage Empowering League (EEL) Wheelchair Basketball Championships finishing inside the top two of after the league stage in Maitighar on Saturday. Read Full Story »
Departmental team Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club defeated New Diamond Academy (NDA) in straight sets to clinch the title of the fourth RBB NVA Women’s Volleyball Club League Championships here on Saturday. Read Full Story »
Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) maintained their stranglehold on the Turkish Airlines Engage Empowering League (EEL) Wheelchair Basketball Championships with six consecutive victory while the winning run of the Bodhisatwas in Action’s (BIA) came to an end on Wednesday. Read Full Story »
Dipendra Singh Airee and Aarif Sheikh put on splendid battling display with an unbroken century stand to lead Nepal Police Club (NPC) to a seven-wicket victory over Province No 5 in the Prime Minister Cup One-Day National Cricket Tournament on Wednesday. Read Full Story »
Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) prevailed in a departmental duel to finish Group ‘A’ winners of the Prime Minister Cup One-Day National Cricket Tournament on Tuesday. Read Full Story »
Leaders Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) and Bodhisatwas in Action (BIA) maintained their winning momentum to hold on to the top two spots in men’s event of the Turkish Airlines Engage Empowering League (EEL) Wheelchair Basketball Championships on Monday. Read Full Story »
Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) continued with their winning streak to move two points clear on top of the standings after double win on Sunday in the men’s event of Turkish Airlines Engage Empowering League (EEL) Wheelchair Basketball Championships.
RAC thumped Nepalgunj 62-8 before seeing off Wheelchair Sports Association (WSA) 30-8. Raju Katuwal stole the show for Army scoring 30 points against Nepalgunj and eight against WSA. The victory lifted Army on top with eight points from four matches, two ahead of Bodhisatwas in Action (BIA), who also won two games on Sunday but have played a game less. BIA overcome Pokhara 16-2 and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SCIRC) 29-7.
Pokhara lost to Jawalakhel Wheelchair Sports Club 23-14 (JWSC). Dan Bahadur netted 10 points to inflict Pokhara their second defeat and leave them on fourth place. JWSC, who later beat Chitwan 23-8, climbed to third with six points. In other match, WSA and SCIRC opened their accounts in the points table. WSA beat Nepalgunj 28-8 and SCIRC beat Chitwan 14-4. Both WSA and SCIRC have two points each.
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Nepal Spinal Cord Injury Sports Association (NSCISA), Nepalgunj and Chitwan are yet to open account. NSCISA have played one match only while Nepalgunj and Chitwan have played four matches apiece. The tournament features nine teams in men’s and five in women’s category. Top four teams after the round robin league will advance to the playoffs.
Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) and Province 5 registered convincing wins in the PM Cup One-Day National Cricket Tournament on Sunday.
TAC hammered Province 4 by nine wickets at the Mulpani Grounds while Province 5 eased past Province 6 by nine wickets at the Tribhuvan University Stadium. Province 4 were bowled out for 76 runs in 29 overs before TAC overcame the target for the loss of one wicket in 16.4 overs.
Opener Anil Gurung fought a lonely battle for Province 4 scoring an unbeaten 42. While Anil fended off TAC bowling attack, the opener witnessed wickets crumble at the other end. None of the other Province 4 batsmen were able to score in double figures with six of them even failing to open their accounts. Man-of-the-match Sagar Pun, Shahab Alam and Bikram Sob took three wickets each.
TAC openers Sagar and Anil Kumar Mandal put on a 44-run stand for the first wicket in 10.2 overs to virtually kill off the match. Govinda Pradhan dismissed Sagar for 26 but Anil and Naresh Budhayer completed the chase with an ease. Anil remained unbeaten on 28 and Naresh scored not out 10.
At the TU Stadium, Province 6 collapsed for 55 runs in 22.5 overs and Province 5 chased down the total losing just one wicket in 10.4 overs. In a hapless batting display, Vijay Bista top scored for Province 5 with 17 as six of their batsmen were bowled out for ducks. National team veteran Shakti Gauchan, who was later named man-of-the-match, and Bikram Bhusal claimed three wickets each while Krishna Karki and Lal Adhikari snared two scalps each for Province 5.
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Opener Sandeep Sunar and Shankar Rana guided the team to victory with a 54-run stand for the first wicket. Shankar gave away his wicket to Tek Salami with just two runs away from victory. Sandeep remained unbeaten on 27, his 30-ball innings included six hits to the fence. Shankar scored 31-ball 29 with six boundaries.
TAC 77-1 in 16.4 overs (A Mandal 28*, S Pun 26; G Pradhan 1-23) beat Province Four 76-10 in 29 overs (A Gurung 42*; S Alam 3-6, B Sob 3-13, S Pun 3-14) by nine wickets
Man-of-the-match: S Pun (TAC)
Province Five 59-1 in 10.4 overs (S Rana 29, S Sunar 27*; T Salami 1-30) beat Provice Six 55-10 in 22.5 overs (V Bista 17; S Gauchan 3-4, B Bhusal 3-13) by nine wickets
Man-of-the-match: S Gauchan (Province Five)
The men’s team of Tribhuvan Army Club registered double victory in the curtain raiser of the Turkish Airlines Engage Empowering League (EEL) Wheelchair Basketball Championships at The British School court in Jhamshikhel on Saturday. Read Full Story »