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