BFF picks up 33 footballers for World Cup qualifier

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) on Saturday initially picked 33 footballers to form a national team for the next month's three qualification matches of FIFA World Cup 2022.

Bangladesh are scheduled to play Afghanistan, India and Oman in their group matches on June 4, 7 and 15 respectively, all in Doha.

All the 31 players, who earned call up in the national camp for the recently concluded Tri-nation Tournament in Nepal, except Tutul Hossain Badsha, again included in the day's preliminary squad.

Besides, three footballers--Topu Barman, Tariq Kazi and Mohammad Ibrahim --returned in the team.

Maximum 10 players were taken from champion Bashundhara Kings.

The camp of the national team will start soon after the arrival of team's Head Coach Jamie Day from England next Monday.

Selected footballers are: Anisur Rahman Zico, Bishwanath Ghose, Rimon Hossain, Topu Barman, Masuk Miya Jony, Biplu Ahmed, Mahbubur Rahman Sufil, Matin Miah, Mohammad Ibrahim, Tariq Kazi (Bashundhara Kings), Shahidul Alam Sohel, Sohel Rana, Saaduddin (Dhaka Abahani), Rahmat Miya, Riadul Hasan,Yeasin Arafat, Jamal Bhuiyan, Abu Shahed, Imran Hasan Rimon, Faisal Ahmed Fahim (Saif SC), Mehedi Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Royal, Mohammad Emon (Muktijoddha SKC), Ashraful Islam Rana, Mohammad Abdullah (Sheikh Russel), Manik Hosssin Mollah, Rakib Hossain (Ctg Abahani), Habibur Rahman Shohag, Atiquzzaman (Mohammedan), Rezaul Karim (Sheikh Jamal), Mitul Marma, Sumon Reza ( Uttar Baridhara) and Mohammad Jewel (Police FC).

Source: United News of Bangladesh