Bangladesh to play first practice match today

Sports Correspondent

25 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh National Football Team will play the first practice match against an amatuer Qatari football team named Army Football Team at Aziziyah Boutique pitches in Doha today at 8:30pm (BST).

Bangladeshi booters, who are now in Qatar, will play two practice matches against two local teams as a part of preparation ahead of their one-off lone away match of joint qualifiers round two for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against hosts. The match is scheduled to be held at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium on December 4 at 10 pm (BDT).

Booters will play their second practice match against a second division team named Lusail Sports Club on Saturday at the same venue at the same time.

National team head coach Jamie Day, who didn’t fly with the team due to testing positive for COVID-19, told The Daily Sun on Tuesday that they would try to play all players in these practice matches and won’t make many changes in their conventional formation.

“I’m monitoring their daily activities in Qatar. I believe they have trained well the last few days so be nice to get some game time in the players legs. All players will play in these practice matches. Also, we won't change much to what we normally play,” Jamie, who is now in quarantine in Dhaka, added.