National football team off to Qatar


28th May, 2021 02:02:39 PM printer

National football team off to Qatar

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A 32-member Bangladesh national football team left Dhaka for Qatar on Friday to take part in their remaining three matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 (preliminary joint round) matches.

A Qatar-bound airline carrying the national football team–23 players and nine officials-- left Dhaka for Qatar at 11 am.

After reaching Qatar airport, the booters will go through a further Covid-19 test and if the results come negative, then the players will be allowed to start their training in Qatar.

According to the fixtures of the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Bangladesh will play against Afghanistan, India and Oman on June 3, 7 and 15 respectively.


Bangladesh squad:


Players– Sahidul Alam, Rasel Mahmud, Anisur Rahman, Rahmat Mia, Topu Barman, Riyadul Hasan, Yeasin Arafat, Rimon Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Abibur Rahman Sohag, Tariq Raihan Kazi, Mohammad Emon, Jamal Bhuyan, Abdullah, Masuk Miah Zoni, Sohel Rana, Biplob Ahamed, Matin Miah, Rakib Hossain, Manik Hossain Molla, Mehadi Hasan, Suman Reza and Mohammad Jewel.


Team official–Iqbal Hossain (team manager), James Day (head coach), Stuart Paul Watkiss (assistant coach), Leslie Cleevely (goalkeeping coach), Ivan Razlog (fitness coach), Hasan Mahmud (media officer), Nafiuzzaman (team doctor), Fuad Hasan Hawlader (physio) and Mohammad Mohsin (team attendant).