Friday, December 8, 2023

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.

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

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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.

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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

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 ... Read more