Bangladesh team reach Kolkata Friday afternoon

Dhaka – Bangladesh National Football team reached the capital of India’s West Bengal state Kolkata on Friday afternoon (4 pm) to play their away match of the joint Qualification (Round-1) for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against Indian National Football team.

The match will be held on October 15 at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

The team will hold their first training session at the practice ground of Salt Lake Stadium Saturday morning, said Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF).

After arriving Kolkata, Bangladeshi booters hold a 30 minutes swimming and recovery session at JW Marriott Hotels.

Bangladesh were put in Group E of FIFA, AFC Joint Qualification along with Qatar, Oman, neighboring India and Afghanistan.

The men in red and green started their campaign with a 0-1 goal defeat against Afghanistan in their first away match in the Tajik capital Dushanbe on September 10 and conceded a 0-2 defeat against Asian Champions Qatar in their first home match at a packed Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) on Thursday evening.

In the remaining group matches, Bangladesh will play Oman on November 14 in Oman, Afghanistan on March 26 next year in Bangladesh, Qatar on March 31 in Qatar, India on June 4 in Bangladesh and Oman on June 9 in Bangladesh.UNB