DHAKA Bangladesh U-19 soccer team captain Yeasin
Arafat said they would take to the field to play an attacking football
against Jordan and expects a competitive match in the field.
He was speaking their preparation and expectation at a pre match session
to the press on Thursday, according to a message received here today from
Bangladesh Football Federation.
Bangladesh will take on strong Jordan in their second group E match
scheduled to be held tomorrow (Friday) at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in
Manama, Bahrain at 7.15 PM (BST).
The coach made us swimming session in the morning and observed the
condition of the players and we have training in the afternoon and after the
training we will be entirely prepared to play against Jordan, said Arafat.
There is no major injury in the team and everybody is prepared to play
the tomorrow's (Friday's) match.
Striker Maraz Hosain Miraz also echoed the same statement by saying that
they would take to the field to play attacking football against Jordan.
He said Jordan is very good team strong team though we lost the
first match against Bahrain but still we have chance in the competition and
we'll take to the field to win the match.
Bangladesh have been pitted alongside Bahrain, Jordan and Bhutan in the
group E and they will play their third and last group match against South
Asian rivals Bhutan on Sunday (November 10).
Champions of eleven groups and four best runners-up teams will join
Uzbekistan in the final round, which will be held from October 16-31 next
Earlier, Bangladesh suffered a 0-3 goal defeat to host Bahrain in their
group E opening match held on Wednesday last.
U-19 squad: Mohiuddin, Mitul Marma, Shanto Kumar Dey, Yeasin Arafat,
Uttam Chandra Roy, Sadekuzzaman Fahim, Kazi Rahad Mia, Rakibul Islam, Tanvir
Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Akondo, Ridoy, Fahim Morshed, Emon Ali, Sagor
Hossain, Dipok Roy, Jamir Uddin, Faysal Ahmed, Umon Faruqe Mithu, Amrat
Ahmed, Naiyem Hossain, Nihat Jaman Ucchash, Maraz Hossain and Amir Hakim
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)