Bangladesh wants to advance in the FIFA rankings after winning two matches against Maldives and Mongolia in the FIFA window in March. That is the goal of coach Javier Cabrera with Jamal Bhuiyan. The Spanish coach also said that he is looking forward to start the camp with the national team. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh national team will hold two practice camps in Dhaka and Sylhet before the two FIFA friendly matches. BFF will announce the final team after the National Teams Committee meeting on Thursday (February 24).
On 16 November 2021, the last international match was played by Bangladesh national football team. Jamal Bhuiyan did not go to Indonesia in the FIFA window in January because he did not get the last minute vaccine. Footballers have been vaccinated after such a ridiculous mistake. Playing in the Premier League. But when will Jamal get the opportunity to play international matches again. The discussion was going on for a few days.
The names of many teams for the friendly match in the FIFA window in March were heard. Finally came the official announcement. After discussions with Laos, Mongolia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Indonesia, the final Maldives and Mongolia.
Bangladesh wanted to play Mongolia in the FIFA window in January. But due to various complications, the two did not match and it did not happen. But this time the complication is gone. Mongolia will come to Bangladesh in March to play the match. Jamal Bhuiyan will play Mongolia on March 29 at the Sylhet Stadium. Of course, Bangladesh will go to Maldives before that. Javier Cabarera’s side will play an international match against them on Maldivian soil.
Kazi Nabil Ahmed, chairman of the National Teams Committee, explained the details of the match against Maldives. Bangladesh will play Maldives on March 24. Then on March 25 Bangladesh football team will return to the country. Bangladesh team will camp in Sylhet after returning from Maldives. The match against Mongolia will be played on March 29.
Earlier, on March 22, Jamal Bhuiyan left the country for the Maldives. Before that, BFF will also conduct training camps for a short time. After the Maldives match, BFF will organize another camp with Jamal Bhuiyan in Sylhet in the second round.
BFF general secretary Abu Naeem Sohag gave details of the Mongolia match. He said that as there is a match on the 29th, Bangladesh team may return from Maldives and go directly to Sylhet. BFF wants the team to go to Sylhet and prepare for at least 3-4 days. The BFF will convene a meeting of the National Committee to decide when the players will have to report on team preparation and other issues, who will be on the team, where the team’s residential training camp will be, and which field will be used.
Javier Cabrera arrived in Dhaka on January 15 to take charge of the national team. He has been watching the matches and practices of the clubs for so long. This time the coach is waiting for the official start of work. The Spanish coach hopes that the team will go ahead in the rankings after winning these two matches.
Coach Cabrera said, “I am watching the performance of footballers for the club in BPL. But my goal is the national team. Bangladesh now ranks 186th in the rankings. If we can win these two matches, it will be possible to go further. I think it will be difficult to win in Maldives. However, I want to develop the habit of winning.
Cabrera also wants to work on the technical and tactical aspects of the footballers in the camp.