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Women’s FIFA Tier 1 Friendly

Bangladesh to play against Singapore this month

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 6 February, 2023 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh to play against Singapore this month

Bangladesh women’s national football team will play a FIFA Tier 1 friendly match against Singapore women’s national football team this month.

The SAFF Champions will leave Dhaka for Singapore on February 16 while the match is expected to be held on February 18. The venue is yet to be decided.

Bangladesh will also play an unofficial practice match against the benched team of the home side the very next day on February 19.

AFC Executive Committee member and Bangladesh Women’s wing chairman Mahfuza Akhter Kiron disclosed the details to the reporters during SAFF U-20 Women’s Championship in Kamalapur on Sunday.

“Singapore initially tried to host a tri-nation series, but they failed to manage the third team. So, we proposed to them to host two FIFA Tier 1 matches with us, they agreed to host one FIFA Tier 1 match and an unofficial match for their benched team,” Kiron said.

“We will arrange matches for the women’s team in every FIFA window and all these matches will be arranged against only the upper-ranked teams which will help us to improve our performance level and FIFA rankings. There will be no matches against any South Asian teams,” she added. 

Kiron, who is also the Bangladesh Football Federation EC member, also added that they proposed Cambodia to play two FIFA Tier 1 friendly matches in March in Dhaka.

“We’ve proposed Cambodia to play two FIFA Tier 1 friendly matches in Dhaka. They wanted to play in April but we told them to play in March. The matches will be held in Kamalapur. I will talk with the BFF president to renovate this turf before these matches,” she concluded.

 Bangladesh, who won the prestigious regional SAFF title beating Nepal in September last year, will start their campaign this year with the match against Singapore.

The South Asian Champions are currently in 140th in the FIFA rankings while Cambodia are in 120th and Singapore are in 134th.