There was no farewell goal but plenty of pride and appreciation as Wayne Rooney made his 120th and final appearance for England in a 3-0 win over the United States in a friendly at Wembley on November 15.
England’s all-time top scorer Rooney came on as a 58th-minute substitute, to roars from the crowd, with the team 2-0 up thanks to excellent first-half strikes from Jesse Lingard and Trent Alexander-Arnold with his first goal for his country.
The game, played in front of a well-below capacity crowd of 68,155, had been billed as a tribute match to Rooney and he was given a guard of honor by both sets of players and received a presentation from the Football Association before kick-off.
Rooney retired from England duty in August, 2017 but the FA decided to turn the friendly into a tribute game for the Liverpool-born player.
Two movies create
buzz among the film buffs
Two films–‘Hasina, A Daughter’s Tale’ and ‘Devi’, became of talk of the town as they hit the cinemas respectively in November and October.
‘Hasina, A Daughter’s Tale’, a 70-minute docudrama on the eldest child of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be released in movie houses across the country on November 16.
The premier of the movie will be held at Star Cineplex on November 15.
Radwan Mujib Siddiq and Nasrul Hamid Bipu of Center for Research and Information (CRI) produced the docudrama directed by Piplu Khan of Apple Box Films, while music by Debojyoti Mishra.
Edited by Navnita Sen, the cinematography of the movie was done by Sadik Ahmed.
The long-awaited film Debi, based on Humayun Ahmed’s popular psychoanalytical novel with the same title, hit cinemas in October on Dashami, the closing ceremony of the Durga Puja.
The film featured psychiatrist Misir Ali’s study of Ranu and her ESP powers. Chanchal Chowdhury, Jaya Ahsan, Iresh Zaker, Sabnam Faria and Animesh Aich respectively perform as Misir Ali, Ranu, Ahmed Saber, Nilu and Ranu’s Husband Anis.
Jaya Ahsan’s production house C for Cinema got the government grant for making Debi taking permission from Hunayun’s family.