The men in red and green will take on Bhutan – ranked 185th, two places above Bangladesh - on September 29 and October 3 at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka
Bangladesh will play two practice matches against Bhutan as part of their preparation for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers against Qatar and India.
The men in red and green will take on Bhutan – ranked 185th, two places above Bangladesh - on September 29 and October 3 at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.
Bangladesh Football Federation vice president Tabith Awal confirmed this to the media on Sunday.
The 1-0 defeat against Afghanistan in the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifier appeared a little bit costly for Bangladesh as the men in red and green slipped down five spots to 187th in the latest @FIFAcom ranking released Thursdayhttps://t.co/Gxu95uTftQ#BFF #FIFA— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) September 19, 2019
The BFF high-up said the Bhutan warm-ups will be good preparation for the clashes against Qatar and India, scheduled to be held at the BNS on October 10 and Salt Lake City on October 15 respectively.
Bhutan side may be much weaker comparing to India and Qatar but BFF believes the practice matches will boost up the confidence of the men in red and green for their endeavor.
“We lost to Bhutan once. So there is no reason to under-estimate them. They are organized as a team. It will be good preparation against them. Moreover, many Asian teams are playing in the qualifiers and we got Bhutan at this point of time.It will be beneficial if we may play a national side,” said Tabith.
Bangladesh, who began their joint qualifying campaign with a loss against Afghanistan, will begin their training camp Wednesday.