Praising the performance of both the young and the experienced footballers in the just-concluded SAFF Championship, Bangladesh Football Federation's president Kazi Salahuddin urged everyone to stay disciplined in the next three to four months in a bid to overcome the first round hurdle of World Cup Qualifiers in October.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin termed the current national squad as the best to have emerged since the 1973 team.
Javier Cabrera's troops are brimming with confidence, having secured a semifinal berth for the first time in 14 years in the regional football extravaganza. The booters now have their sights on the final -- which Bangladesh last reached almost two decades ago in Pakistan in 2005
India captain Sunil Chhetri says he would prefer to meet Bangladesh in the final of the SAFF Championship.
The Kuwait coach said he won't be taking Bangladesh lightly in the semifinals.
More often than not, a guilt-ridden Rakib Hossain watched a particular footage of the 2021 SAFF Championship whenever he recalled that event. The Bangladesh winger had always taken the blame for his unforced error that evaporated Bangladesh’s chance to play in the final.
Bangladesh had been yearning to make it to the semifinals of the SAFF Championship and an agonising wait of 14 years was finally over on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over Bhutan in Bengaluru.
The two forwards scored two goals and combined to set up an own goal as Bangladesh took a step closer to a semifinal berth in the SAFF Championship after being given an early scare by the Bhutanese.
Rahmat Mia may replace injured Tariq Kazi while Sheikh Morsalin, scored the third goal in their 3-1 win against Maldives, is likely to replace Faisal Ahmed Fahim up front.