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POST TIME: 18 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Bangladesh booters likely to leave for Dushanbe Sept 1
Sports Reporter, Dhaka

Bangladesh booters likely to
leave for Dushanbe Sept 1

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) announced a 25-member preliminary squad for the upcoming World Cup 2022 Qualifying second round away match against Afghanistan.

The match against Afghanistan scheduled to take place Republican Central Stadium, Dushanbe, Tajikistan on September 10. The national football team will likely to leave for Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe on September 1 to play Bangladesh’s first match against the war-torn nation Afghanistan in the joint qualifiers for the World Cup-2022 and the Asian Cup-2022.

There are some changes in the team when four players, who were in the first round matches against Laos, could not claim their place in the preliminary squad of Afghanistan match. They are goalkeeper Himel, defender Nasiruddin Chowdhury, midfielder Emon Mahmud Babu and forward Towhidul Alam Sabuj. Abahani goalkeeper Shahidul Alam Sohel recalled in the team when he was not in the Laos matches while defenders Manjurur Rahman of Sheikh Jamal, Nurul Naium Faisal of Bahsundhara, Yasin Khan of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra, Riyadul Hassan and Yasin Arafat of Saif Sporting Club and the only forward Saad Uddin.

Defender Yasin Arafat of Saif Sporting Club only the new face, who did not play for the national side, had a call in the squad.