The talk of fighting with the Bangladesh football team has been going on a lot lately. They have won praise for their great display of fighting against big teams. Eventually disappointment sets in though. This year, as in the SAFF championship of India, they fought well against Lebanon for 79 minutes, but then left the field after losing by two goals. Morsalin-Rakibra could not score even after getting the chance. However, Jamal Bhuiyan’s team does not want to make the same mistake at home in today’s World Cup qualifying group stage match. They will have to fight for points with a Safa-like performance against Lebanon. The World Cup qualifying match will be played at 6:30 PM. T Sports will telecast the match live from Bashundhara Kings Arena.
Lebanon is quite ahead in the ranking. Their position is 104. And the position of Bangladesh is 183rd. Although there is a big difference in the ranking of the two teams, the plan is to make Lebanon catch Bangladesh in their own field. Although the team’s two reliable footballers Rakib Hossain and Saad Uddin are missing, the team’s strength has been somewhat weakened. Even after that, the graves are not losing heart. Trusting Morsalin-Fahim-Ibrahim. In the absence of Rakib-Saad, Alamgir Mollah and Deepak Roy got a chance to be in the final 23-man squad. However, the coach will finalize the XI after seeing everyone’s condition before the match.
The hosts are under pressure as they got off to a poor start against strong Australia in the World Cup qualifiers group stage. The thought of losing by a huge margin of seven goals is crushing. However, skipper Jamal Bhuiyan wants to forget that match and move forward, ‘I don’t want to do the same mistake I did in the previous match. We want to forget the previous match. Moving forward is the goal now. I think we can take points against Lebanon and Palestine. They are not so far from us. We will try together. We are ready for the match.’
After returning to Dhaka, the team made a plan to kill Lebanon in three days. Like Bangladesh, Lebanon lost the first match by a big margin but did not do so. In the first match they drew goalless against Palestine. Having played that match in Abu Dhabi, they came to Dhaka earlier and tried to adapt to the environment here. New Croatian coach Nikola Jurcevic is also looking to bring points to the team. He has promised to give Bangladesh a good match. What to see now is what Bangladesh does in their own field at the King’s Arena!