Bangladesh National Football Team will play their first practice match against Tajikistan’s local Club FC Kuktosh in the first practice match as a part of preparation of their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 joint qualification round-2 against Afghanistan scheduled to be held today at Hisar Stadium in Dushanbe.
The second and last practice match will be held on September 5 at the same venue.The national booters are now in Dushanbe for a ten-day intensive training under the supervision of team’s head coach James Day ahead of the away match against Afghanistan scheduled to be held on September 10.
Bangladesh National Football Team reached safely at Dushanbe in Tajikistan on Sunday’s night.
Earlier, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) on Saturday announced a 32-member final squad of the national football team, comprising 23 booters and nine officials, for their away match against Afghanistan.
Bangladesh have been put in the Group E along with Qatar, Oman, neighbouring India and Afghanistan.
Bangladesh will play their home match against stronger Qatar on October 10, away match with India on October 15, away match against Oman on November 14 and home match with Afghanistan on March 26, away match with Qatar on March 31 Qatar and home matches with India on June 4 and Oman on June 9.
Bangladesh squad: Shahidul Alam Sohel (GK), Ashraful Islam Rana (GK), Anisur Rahman (GK), Sushanto Tripura (DF), Rahmat Mia (DF), Yeasin Khan (DF), Bishwanath Ghosh (DF), Riyadul Hasan (DF), Yeasin Arafat (DF), Tutul Hosain Badsha (DF), Masuk Miah Zoni (MF), Jamal Bhuiyan (MF), Rabiul Hasan (MF), Mamunul Islam Mamun (MF), Sohel Rana (MF), Biplu Ahamed (MF), Arifur Rahman (MF), Mohammad Ibrahim (MF), Mahbubur Rahman (FW), Matin Miah (FW), Nabib Newaz Jiban (FW), Saad Uddin (FW) and Jewel Rana (FW).