Bangladesh played a match against Australia on November 16. The first match of round two of the Asian region in the World Cup qualifiers took place in Melbourne. 18 Asian Games were held on the same day. India beat Kuwait 1-0. Pakistan lost 4-0 against Saudi Arabia. Nepal lost to UAE by the same margin. Bangladesh lost 0-7 against Australia in ‘I’ group. And in the same group, Lebanon drew goalless against Palestine. Today again 18 matches across Asia in a span of four days.
Bangladesh will play against Lebanon at 6:30 pm at Bashundhara Kings ground in Dhaka.
Lebanon Palestine match was held in Sharjah. Lebanon came to Dhaka with points. The team’s Croatian coach Nikola Jurcevic said that Australia is the strongest team in our group. No one should be able to deal with him. They are a very high quality team. But being second in our target group. This coach took charge of the team less than two months.
Safe Bangladesh team lost against Lebanon, 2-0. Not thinking about it. They are saying that they are not thinking anything about winning. But the coach has a lot of experience. Said playing life and coaching career, ahead of Javier in all aspects. Nikola Jurcevic played in Croatia national team. He was the assistant coach of the Croatia team. Played in Europe. Compared to this coach, the Spanish coach of Bangladesh, Javier, is not close to him. However, in the fight on the field, as well as the players, the coaches in the dugout will have a battle of wits.
In 2011, Lebanon defeated Bangladesh 4-0 in the first match of the World Cup qualifiers, but Bangladesh won the return match 2-0. The latest breaking news is that Bangladesh lost to SAFF in September this year. Bangladesh (183), Lebanon (104), Palestine (96) and Australia (27) are at the bottom of the FIFA ranking. The Lebanon coach reiterated the same point that rankings don’t matter. What matters is how much you can perform on the field.
Before going down against Lebanon, there was a shock in the Bangladesh camp. There is no Rakib Hossain in the attack. Rakib Saad Uddin is the left wingback of the team. Both of them will miss today due to yellow cards. Rakib received a yellow card against Maldives in Dhaka. Saad Uddin scored in Male against the same team. He also got a yellow card for taking off his jersey and cheering after the goal.
These two footballers received a yellow card against Australia on November 16. Destruction happened in today’s important match. Both of them, who played in the best XI against Australia, are not able to take the field against Lebanon today. However, junior midfielder Sohail Rana, who received a red card against Maldives, can play. Deepak Roy, who was left out of the initial list of 30, has been included in the team.
Bangladesh is going to enter the new match after digesting 7 goals against Australia. Bangladesh wants to forget about that night in Australia and celebrate a new night. Captain Jamal Bhuiyan will come down with the target of winning the match against Lebanon. Said that even after 7 goals, there are still many matches. “Being second to our target group,” he said.
Spanish coach Javier Cabrera’s speech proves that we are moving in the right direction in football, our graph is going up. He said, ‘Lebanon is much higher in the ranking, but I believe we will fight with them. We can give a great fight.’