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Mike Horn inspired Germany to win the World Cup

Mike Horn inspired Germany to win the World Cup

Behind every champion, there is Mike Horn. This man is a Swiss explorer, adventurer, and a motivational speaker who has reportedly played a pivotal role in the success of not only Germany’s world cup triumph, but was also the man behind India winning the ICC World Cup 2011 and Kolkata Knight Riders winning the IPL [...]

July 16, 2014 Majed Ul Huq International, World Cup 0

Plaantik Ballon d’Or 2013

Plaantik Ballon d’Or 2013

The Plaantik crew, comprising all the regular contributors and admins, decided to cast our own votes on Coach of the Year, Team of the Year and Player of the Year. We also invited well-known sports journalist Quazi Zulquarnain Islam to our voting panel this time. We had a guideline for the voting system and votes were [...]

January 17, 2014 Abir Ahmed Chowdhury Bundesliga, English Premier League, International, La Liga, Serie A 0

Plaantik Podcasts#13 – World Cup Draw: Death, Golden Boot and Dark Horses

Plaantik Podcasts#13 – World Cup Draw: Death, Golden Boot and Dark Horses

For the first time in a while, we have been able to round up two podcasts within a week! But that’s all because of the amazing World Cup draws we had yesterday and we just needed to blow off our reactions about the 32 teams taking part in Brazil next year. We discuss the group of [...]

December 8, 2013 Tawsif B. Akkas Extra Time, International, Plaantik Podcasts, World Cup 0

Bangladesh 1-2 Pakistan: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Press Conference

Bangladesh 1-2 Pakistan: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Press Conference

Read the transcript of head coach Lodewijk de Kruif’s post-match press conference following Bangladesh’s 2-1 loss to Pakistan. With just one point from the three group stage matches, Bangladesh are eliminated from the SAFF Championship. Coach, we played 3 games here. Do you think we are up to the mark? Have our players satisfied you? [...]

September 5, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, SAFF 0

SAFF Tour Diary Day 3: Being Bangladeshi (Pakistan Preview)

SAFF Tour Diary Day 3: Being Bangladeshi (Pakistan Preview)

Patriotism is something I barely display. I complain about everything with my life in Bangladesh. I don’t like the weather, I don’t like the people, I don’t like their glaring stares when I walk to work, I don’t like the transport system, I don’t like the government, I don’t like hypocritical and sexist views of [...]

September 5, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, International, SAFF 0

Bangladesh 1-1 India: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Press Conference

Bangladesh 1-1 India: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Press Conference

Read the transcript of  Lodewijk de Kruif’s press conference following Bangladesh’s 1-1 draw against lndia in their second match of the 2013 SAFF Championship. Regardless of the result, we would like to know, what do you think of the refereeing today? LDK: Hettikankanmge Crishantha D. Perrera , the Sri Lankan referee and the fourth official Adham Muhammad Tumah [...]

September 3, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, SAFF 0

SAFF Tour Diary Day 2: Outplayed and Outclassed

SAFF Tour Diary Day 2: Outplayed and Outclassed

At the press conference yesterday, Coach Lodewijk de Kruif sternly played down our chances of winning against Nepal. They are the host country and playing the home team is always intimidating. Add 30 thousand passionate Nepali football fans packed in the Dasharath Stadium and you have yourself the 12th man. His pessimistic outlook came to [...]

August 31, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, SAFF 0

Transcript: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Interview

Transcript: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Interview

Read the transcript of  Lodewijk de Kruif’s interview following Bangladesh’s 2-0 defeat to Nepal in the opening match of the 2013 SAFF Championship. About the match: LDK: You cannot win games nowhere in the world if you don’t sort your defense. If you go behind 2-0 in a stage like this, in this stadium, in this crowd, [...]

August 31, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, SAFF 0

SAFF Infographic

SAFF Infographic

We created this infographic to include everything you need to know about Bangladesh in the SAFF Championship 2013. Click on the image to enlarge.   [...]

August 31, 2013 Tawsif B. Akkas Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, SAFF 0

SAFF Tour Diary – Day 1: Injuries, Questionable Press Box, Obi Wan and Skywalker

SAFF Tour Diary – Day 1: Injuries, Questionable Press Box, Obi Wan and Skywalker

This should be Day 2. But I spent the first day standing in a line for hours for my on-arrival Visa at the immigration and then pretty much panicking the whole afternoon without any lunch because I lost my fellow journalist entourage as they didn’t book a hotel and scrammed from the airport before you [...]

August 30, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, International, SAFF 0