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BFF announces 36-member squad for practice camp

Bangladesh Football Federation announced the preliminary squad, which was drafted by head coach Jamie Day, on Sunday as the team is to play their remaining four matches of the qualifying round that was halted due to Covid-19 pandemic

Update : 26 Jul 2020, 07:12 PM

Bangladesh men’s national football team is all set to return to action as a 36-member national squad will start their practice from the first week of August for the forthcoming World Cup Qualifying matches.

Bangladesh Football Federation announced the preliminary squad, which was drafted by head coach Jamie Day, on Sunday as the team is to play their remaining four matches of the qualifying round that was halted due to Covid-19 pandemic.

The players are out of any footballing activities since the late March as the corona pandemic started to spread in the country and government postponed all sorts of sporting activities.

Sports are gradually resuming in the country like the other parts of the world but due to the long hiatus the board and the coach decided to form a big squad of 36 players initially before reduces it to 23 ultimately.

Day believes his side will produce good result as the squad is a mixture of youth and experience.

“The squad is consisted of old and new players. We have the mixture of youth and experience. I hope we will make good preparation for the October-November matches,” said Day.

36-member national squad list

Bangladesh have gained just one point from their four previous qualifying matches with a creditable away draw against India and they will play remaining four games, of which three will be played at home.

Bangladesh will play against Afghanistan at home on 8 October, face Qatar away from home on 13th October, will lock horns against India in 12th November before finishing the group stage on 17th November by hosting Oman.

The BFF officials informed that the practice of the national team will commence from 5th August at Gazipur but the coach and other foreign staff of the team will join them later in the month.

“If we may confirm the air ticket, we will return by mid-August. Meanwhile, the local instructors will conduct the training sessions with my instructions. I am eager to meet the boys,” said Day from his London residence via video call.

Day called 14 players from Bashundhara Kings including Tariq Kazi, who started his football journey in Finland. Apart from Tariq the coach also included three rookies in the side- Police FC midfielder Nazmul Islam and forward MS Bablu and Uttar Baridhara forward Sumon Reza.

“I believe Tariq has the capacity. He has to provide himself now to get a chance in the main XI. I will observe others as well. I think with the injection of more youth the team will become more competitive as well,” said Day.

 

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