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National football team off to Qatar


National football team off to Qatar

The Bangladesh national football team left Dhaka for Qatar today to play their away match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifiers round-2 against Asian Champions Qatar scheduled to be held on Dec 4.

But, big blow for prior to the departure of Bangladesh team as Monjurur Rahman and Nabib Newaz Ziban could not fly with the contingent. Monjurur was tested for Covid-19 positive while Ziban missed the Qatar tour due to his injury problem.

Bangladesh national football team’s manager Amer Khan prior to the departure through a video message today informed media that Monjurur tested positive for Covid-19 so he has been left here. A second test will be arranged for Monjurur after three days. If he returns with negative result, then he will be able to join with the team.

Amer said the team is also going Qatar leaving striker Ziban, who’s injury problem was caught at the last moment. If his injury problem improve in the next three days, then he would be brought in Qatar.

The two footballers’ absence in the team means twenty five out of twenty seven booters left today for Qatar.

Squad

Ashraful Islam Rana, Anisur Rahman, Pappu Hossain, Topu Barman, Rahmat Mia, Yeasin Khan, Biswanath Ghosh, Sushanto Tripura, Riyadul Hasan, Jamal Bhuyan, Atiqur Rahman Fahad, Mamunul Islam Mamun, Sohel Rana, Rabiul Hasan, Biplo Ahmed, Mahbubur Rahman, Mohammad Ibrahim, Saad Uddin, Tawhidul Alam Sabuj, Rayhan Hasan, Rakib Hossain, Suman Reza, MS Bablu, Manik Hossain Molla, and Yasin Arafat.

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