Bangladesh football

The myth of women’s football being unmarketable

It is high time to invest in our women.

Afghanistan footballers set to land tonight

Afghanistan national football team are scheduled to land in Dhaka tonight, around eight days before their first of two FIFA-friendly matches against hosts Bangladesh.

We were close to three points: Cabrera

Bangladesh coach Javier Cabrera was disappointed with the 2-0 loss against Lebanon but expressed pride in the fight his charges showed against a much superior side in a SAFF Championship encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru yesterday.

Booters warm up with win in Cambodia

Bangladesh began their second-phase preparation for SAFF Championship with a 1-0 win over Cambodian Premier League outfit Tiffy Army FC in a warm-up match in Phnom Penh yesterday.

Eleta, Sazzad exclusions raise eyebrows

Spanish coach Javier Cabrera yesterday vowed to take Bangladesh to the semifinals of the upcoming SAFF Championship after surprisingly dropping striker Eleta Kingsley and in-form forward Sazzad Hossain as he announced his final 23-member squad for the regional football extravaganza, set to begin from June 21 in Bengaluru.

Kingsley, Sazzad left out of 23-member SAFF C’ship squad

Bangladesh coach Javier Cabrera on Friday left out Eleta Kingsley and in-form forward Sazzad Hossain from the 23-member squad for this month’s SAFF Championship. 

Rakib, Badsha add to injury woes

Forward Rakib Hossain was the latest to join Bangladesh's mounting injury list after centre-back Tutul Hossain Badsha was all but ruled out of the SAFF Championship, scheduled to begin in India on June 21.

Ailing Mohsin deserves our attention

When this reporter knocked on the door of Md. Mohsin’s residence, it took more time than usual for someone to answer it.

Cabrera wants to be competitive in SAFF C’ship

Bangladesh football team’s head coach Javier Cabrera claimed his team are in very good shape and, given good preparation, can be competitive and make things difficult for other teams in next month’s SAFF Championship.

November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022

Tough challenges await girls

Bangladesh qualified for the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship proper only twice after crossing the qualification hurdle in 2016 and 2018 and the girls will hope to repeat that feat in the AFC U-17 Women’s Championship, which will serve as part of Asia’s qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

October 11, 2022
October 11, 2022

Understanding Bangladesh’s failure to find footballers despite large population

With no proper system in place at the grassroots level, the future of football in Bangladesh looks bleak.

September 27, 2022
September 27, 2022

It is allowance, not salary: Salahuddin

A week after the women’s football team’s SAFF Championship triumph, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) wants to have a reality check before dreaming high for the team in coming days.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

It’s time now for sports to stop seeing gender

Why do female sportspeople have to prove themselves “worthy” of the support their male counterparts can take for granted?

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

Bengal Tigresses on the verge of making history

The team has advanced to the final for the second time in their history.

September 6, 2022
September 6, 2022

U-17s aim to confirm semifinal berth

Fresh off a massive 5-1 win over hosts Sri Lanka, Bangladesh will be looking forward to booking a place in the semifinals of the SAFF U-17 Championship when they take on Maldives in their second and final group match at the Racecourse International Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday.

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

Footballer quits Air Force job for national team

Striker Sumon Reza on Sunday night joined the residential training camp of the national football team after tendering his resignation from Bangladesh Air Force job.

August 23, 2022
August 23, 2022

Jibon, Shohel likely to be sidelined

Country's top striker Nabib Newaj Jibon and experienced goalkeeper Shahidul Alam Shohel are likely to be punished again for the disciplinary ground as the preliminary squad of national football team ahead of two FIFA friendlies is supposed to be disclosed today without the Abahani duo.

August 22, 2022
August 22, 2022

Cabrera eyes maiden victory

After showing a bit of competitiveness in the Asian Cup Qualifiers nine weeks ago, Bangladesh football team's coach Javier Cabrera is hoping to get a maiden win under his belt when his charges play against Cambodia and Nepal in FIFA friendly matches next month.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

Fit-again booters to boost national squad

Although Bangaldesh could not win a single match in the Asian Cup Qualifiers last June, the charges of Spanish coach Javier Cabrera showed some signs of improvement with competitive displays against highly-ranked Bahrain, Turkmenistan and Malaysia despite the absence of key players.

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