FIFA, AFC Qualifiers

Bangladesh booters pass busy time in Muscat Saturday


9th November, 2019 09:11:16 printer

Bangladesh booters pass busy time in Muscat Saturday

Bangladesh National Football team, now in Oman, passed a busy time  with recovery and training sessions in Muscat on Saturday, ahead of their away match of the joint qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against hosts and upper-ranked Oman on Thursday (November 14).

The match will kick-off at 9 pm at the Seeb Sports Stadium in Al Seeb city of Oman

Bangladeshi booters made swimming and recovery sessions for one hour at the hotel pool, followed by a two-hour hard physical training at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Saturday.

After the training session, Bangladesh goal keeping coach Robert Andrew Mimms said, “We worked hard in the gym and made recovery sessions today (Saturday) as part of the preparations, booters are fully fit and looking forward for the game.”

Ahead of the match, Bangladesh booters are now undergoing a 10-day training camp there .

Bangladesh have been placed in Group E of the AFC Cup with Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and neighboring India.

Bangladesh team started their campaign in FIFA and AFC meet with a 0-1 defeat against Afghanistan in the 1st match in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on September 10, conceded a 0-2 goals defeat against Asian champions Qatar in the 2nd match in Dhaka on October 10 and played to a 1-1 draw against India in their 3rd match in Kolkata on October 15.

In the remaining group matches, Bangladesh will play Afghanistan on March 26 next year in Bangladesh, Qatar on March 31 in Qatar, India on June 4 in Bangladesh and Oman on June 9 in Bangladesh.