Jibon suspended from national camp

Bangladesh striker Nabib Newaj Jibon has been suspended from the national football team’s ongoing camp by coach Javier Cabrera on Tuesday due to disciplinary issues.
All enlisted footballers were scheduled to report to the camp on Monday. But after Jibon turned up on Tuesday, the head coach did not allow him to join the

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Lopez asks to fight till last minute

Bangladesh national football team reached Bishkek on Saturday morning and held their first training session in the evening ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against the hosts Kyrgyzstan on October 13. The team, which left Dhaka on Friday, defied the jet-leg and had a one-hour light training session at the Kyrgyzstan Football Federation ground.

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Lopez picks his men for Kyrgyzstan

Team BJMC forward Nabib Newaz Jibon is the only new face in the Bangladesh national football team as their new coach Fabio Lopez on Thursday announced his final 23-member squad for their World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan. Bangladesh will leave Dhaka for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan today to take part in their fifth World Cup qualifying match

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Ameli impressed with new coach

Ace forward Zahid Hasan Ameli heaped praise on new national team football coach Fabio Lopez for helping them increase their mental strength and inspire them to work hard to earn a spot in the final squad. The Bangladesh national football team is undergoing a training session under the supervision of the Italian for their upcoming World Cup qualifier against

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Lopez given options to choose his squad

Veterans Wali Faisal and Faisal Mahmud, who were out of the national side for a while, were included in the 41-member preliminary squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying match against Kyrgyzstan. The squad, announced on Monday to provide newly-appointed coach Fabio Lopez an idea about the available options, also had six rookies from different

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Of promise and despair: Bangladesh’s foreign coaches

With the arrival of Fabio Lopez, the number of foreign football coaches for the Bangladesh national team moved to 17. All of them have come with lots of promise but with a few exception most of them failed to deliver any significant result. As a consequence, many of them had to leave with bitter experiences. The Bangladesh Football Federation also failed to show

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Little respite for B’desh as Jordan due today

After a difficult match against Australia, Bangladesh can expect little respite as Jordan football team is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka today for their next World Cup qualifying match.
Bangladesh, who lost to Socceroos 0-5, will face Jordan at home on September 8.
A 38-member Jordan national football team is expected

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Last chance to get it right

Bangladesh face Malaysia today in friendly
Bangladesh will take on hosts Malaysia today in a FIFA international friendly match as part of their preparation for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Australia and Jordan.
The match kicks off at 6:45pm Bangladesh Standard Time at the Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor, Malaysia. The two sides are familiar to each other having played

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Bangladesh brace for India

SAFF Under-19 semi-finals today
Bangladesh look to bounce back from their defeat in the last group match against Nepal and cause an upset against favourites India in the second semi-final of the inaugural SAFF Under-19 Championship today. The match kicks off at the ANFA Complex in Kathmandu at 3:30pm Bangladesh Standard Time. Group-A champions and hosts Nepal will take on Afghanistan in

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Kruif names squad for Aussie qualifier

Bangladesh national team coach Lodewijk de Kruif on Friday announced a 23-member squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifying match against reigning Asian Cup champions, Australia, scheduled in Perth on September 3. The squad will also play a friendly match against Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on August 29 as part of their preparation for the match.

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U-16 boys a win away from glory

Bangladesh Under-16 football team is one win away from their maiden international title as they face holders India in the third SAFF Under-16 Football Championship final at Sylhet today.
The match, which will be telecast live on Bangladesh Television, will start at 5:00pm. The Bangladesh Football Federation has apologised for

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African trio ready to play for Bangladesh

Three African footballers eligible to represent Bangladesh national football team have accepted the offer of Bangladesh Football Federation to apply for the national citizenship. Guinean forward Ismail Bangoura, Ghanaian defender Samad Yussif and Nigerian forward Kingsley Chigozie had discussed the matter with the BFF officials in a meeting on Wednesday.

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Kruif’s boys face race against time

Bangladesh national football team faces a race against time to quick-fix their problems ahead of the World Cup and Asian Cup joint qualification round, which begins on June 11. Bangladesh failed to keep their rhythm in the recent friendly matches against Singapore and Afghanistan after taking early lead on both occasions. They lost to Singapore by 1-2 goals before being held

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Eanamul elated by recall

‘Form is temporary, class is permanent’– one of the oldest clichés in sports befitted footballer Enamul Haque as the 32-year forward has earned a recall in Bangladesh national football team for next month’s World Cup qualifiers in Dhaka. Enamul, once a top forward of the Bangladesh national football team, last played for the country against Chinese Taipei in 2010-11 before

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SAFF camp to begin on July 1

Bangladesh national football team will start their training for the SAFF Championship on July 1 and will have a non-stop conditioning camp for two-and-a-half months, it was decided on Monday.
After a meeting of the national team’s committee, Tabith Awal, a vice-president of the Bangladesh Football Federation, confirmed the camp will be held

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Ilievski ready to take charge

His immense desire to return to the international arena has prompted Macedonian coach Nikola Ilievski to take charge of the Bangladesh national football team despite having only four days available to prepare them for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Pakistan.
“For me, it is not important who the team is that I’m guiding. Whether it is Argentina, China or

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