Bangladesh face Bhutan in 2nd friendly tie tomorrow

DHAKA After a thumping 4-1 first match win, Bangladesh will be looking forward for another big win as they face visiting Bhutan in the second and last practice match of the FIFA International friendly match tier-1 scheduled to be held tomorrow (Thursday) at Bangabandhu National Stadium.

The match kicks off at 7 pm.

Earlier, on Sunday, Bangladesh warmed up for the next round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 with a convincing 4-1 victory over Bhutan in the first friendly.

A first half brace from Abahani Limited Dhaka striker Nabib Newaj Jibon gave Bangladesh a two-goal cushion before goals from Biplob Ahmed and substitute Rabiul Hasan in the second half put the game beyond Bhutan's reach.

The result was a massive boost for head coach Jamie Day before stepping up preparations for their clash against Asian champions Qatar in the Asian Qualifiers on October 10 in Dhaka.

Qatar sailed to a 6-0 win over Afghanistan in their Group opener before being held to a goalless draw against India and Day is looking positively forward to his team taking on the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Champions.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh will host Qatar in Dhaka on October 10 before travelling to Kolkata to play against India on October 15. Bangladesh lost their first match of the qualifying campaign by 1-0 goal against Afghanistan last month.

Bangladesh squad: Ashraful Islam Rana, Sahidul Alam, Anisur Rahman, Pappu Ahmed, Tutul Hosain Badsha, Sushanto Tripura, Rahmat Mia, Yeasin Khan, Bishwanath Ghosh, Riyadil Hasan, Yeasin Arafat, Monjurur Rahman, Masuk Miah Zoni, Jamal Bhuyan, Mmamunul Islam Mamun, Sohel Rana, Mohammad Rabiul Hasan, Biplo Ahmed, Mohammad Arifur Rahman, Mohammad Ibrahim, Tawhidul Alam Sabuz, Mohammad Nabib Newaz Ziban, Mahbubur Rahman, Matin Miah, Saad Uddin and Jewel Rana.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)