Booters pass ‘Yo Yo’ test

Sports Correspondent

24 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh National Football Team, who went to Qatar to play their one-off lone away match of joint qualifiers round two for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against hosts, underwent Yo Yo test on the second day of the training session at Al Aziziyah Boutique pitch on Monday morning.

Booters also did an hour-long gym session at the Aspire Football Academy gymnasium after the day’s field training. About the Yo Yo test, the newly appointed fitness coach of national team Ivan Razlog said, “The test was to see how fit the team was. I’m very happy looking at the players’ data that arrived at this moment. Now, I will speak with coaches if there is any improvement we need to make and. We conducted a gym session today. I think the players are doing well.”

After the day’s session, forward Sumon Reza said, “We did our second day training session today (Monday) ahead of the Qatar match. We worked on our fitness. We went through Yo Yo test, all of us did well there. Then, we played a mini-game. We are trying hard to play well against Qatar.” 

The match is scheduled to be held at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium on December 4 at 10:00pm (BDT). Ahead of the match, booters will play two two practice matches against two amateur local teams -- Qatar Army Football Team and Lusail Sports Club -- on November 25 and 28 respectively, both at 5:30 pm (Qatar time) and at Aziziyah Boutique pitches in Doha.