Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) General Secretary Mr. Abu Nayeem Shohagh today informed that Asian Football Confederation (AFC) proposed a schedule for the postponed fixtures of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2020 and Asia Cup China 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 to be held in the upcoming October and November FIFA window.
"All the fixtures of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and Asian Qualifiers scheduled for March and June were postponed according to the directives of FIFA and AFC. AFC yesterday informed that after discussions with FIFA, a preliminary decision has been made to hold all the matches of the March and June window in the upcoming October and November window. And the fixtures of Bangladesh have been proposed to be held on October 8 and 13 and on November 12 and 17. We will have matches with Afghanistan, Qatar, India and Oman respectively on the proposed dates," informed Nayeem through a video message.
Nayeem said that BFF will hold discussions regarding the matter in the coming days.
"Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will be discussing this matter with the national team's committee. And we hope that the proposed fixtures in October and November can be played as we hope that the situation will get better in the meantime. We have already started our preparations keeping this in mind," concluded Nayeem.
Nayeem also mentioned that AFC hopes to hold the fixtures according to the proposed schedule as they will be continuously observing the situation.