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FIFA Tier-1 friendly series:Women’s team to play against Nepal Thursday

Bangladesh National Women’s Football team will play the first of the two- match FIFA Tier-1 International friendly series against Nepal National Women’s team on Thursday.

The match will kick-off at 5:15 pm (Bangladesh time) at the Dasharath Stadium in Nepalese capital Kathmandu.

It will be the first international match for Bangladesh national women’s booters after more than two and a half years since playing the semifinal of SAFF Championship against India in March 2019.

Ahead of the Thursday’s match, Bangladesh team made their conditioning, gym and pool session at the team hotel Wednesday morning.

All the players of Bangladesh team are in sound health and fully fit ahead of their first match.

In a pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Bangladesh captain Sabina Khatun said, “We are working hard for the last few months and we want to give something to the country through tomorrow’s match (against Nepal), and to maintain our position in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers”

Head Coach of Bangladesh team Golam Rabbani Chotan said, “Our girls are playing together for the last few years in different levels and age groups, they have a good relation and understanding ,if they are able to give their best, then we expect a good result tomorrow”.

Bangladesh team will play the 2nd friendly match against their Nepalese counterpart on Sunday (Sept 12) before flying for Uzbekistan on Tuesday (Sept 14) to participate in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India ‘2022 Qualifiers there from Sept 19-24.

Bangladesh Women’s, which was placed in Group G of the Asian meet with stronger Jordan and IR Iran, will play Jordan on Sept 19 and IR Iran on Sept 22, both in Tashkent.

Source: United News of Bangladesh