Bangladesh national women's football team
Bangladesh Army has announced a reward of BDT 1 crore for the Bangladesh women's football team who recently won the 2022 SAFF Championship in Nepal. The Army made the announcement on Friday. Bangladesh women's football team became the undefeated champion in the 2022 SAFF Championship. They scored a total of 23 goals in this premier football tournament in South Asia, while they conceded only one goal. Bangladesh won the title by defeating the hosts Nepal 1-3 at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Read: Sabina wants to keep winning trophies playing entertaining football After returning home, the Bangladesh team was given a royal welcome. They were taken to the Bangladesh Football Federation from the airport in an open-deck bus. Along the way to the federation headquarters, thousands of supporters congratulated the team on their first SAFF title win. No other Bangladeshi team has been given such a reception before. The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced a reward of BDT 50 lakh for them while two officials of the Bangladesh Football Federation have announced a total reward of BDT 1 crore as well. Read: SAFF women champs: Skipper Sabina given hero's welcome on return to Satkhira
With a sweet memory of crushing Malaysia 6-0 in the first match, Bangladesh National Women's Football team will play their superior Malaysia National Women' s team again in the 2nd match of the two-match FIFA Tier-1 International Women's Football Series on Sunday (June 26). The match will kick off at 6pm (Bangladesh Time) like the previous match at the Bir Sreshtho Shaheed Shipahi Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur. In a pre-match press conference at the BFF House on Saturday, Head Coach of Bangladesh team Golam Rabbani Choton said, "We played one match against them according to our plan, now we will try to give our full efforts to win the (next) match playing a better brand of football with the entire satisfaction of the fans." Also read: Int'l Women's Football: Bangladesh Women's team to play Malaysian women's Thursday Bangladesh captain Sabina Khatun said, "We a made a good start in the last match and finished it successfully , now our target is to entertain the football fans displaying a better game": Replying to a question, Sabina said, "We are happy that our senior team made a good result, it is a big achievement of the national team rather than personal record." Bangladesh Women's Football is playing two FIFA Int'l matches as a part of their preparations for the 2022 SAFF Women's Championship to be held in Nepal on August 12-24 and as well as to improve their FIFA ranking. Ankhi Khatun struck two, Sabina Khatun, Sirat Jahan Swapna, Monica Chakma and Krishna Rani Sarkar scored one each for Bangladesh, which dominated the first half by 4-0 goal in the first match of the two-match series last Thursday. Also read: National Football: Chattogram District, Bangladesh Army win With the days well merited victory,, Bangladesh team not only boost up their morale for the SAFF Women's Championship in Nepal but also took revenge of their 1-2 goal defeat against Malaysia in a three-nation invitational football tournament in Singapore in February, 2017. Bangladesh script history by crushing 61 ranked upper Malaysian National Women's team by 6-0 goal in the first match of the two-match FIFA Tier-1 International Women's Football Series last Thursday (June 23) and to level head to head winning record 1-1 . Ahead of the Sunday's match, touring Malaysian team made their practices at the Kamalapur Stadium Saturday morning while Bangladesh team took part in the swimming session at the hotel on Saturday cancelling the day's schedule practice session at the turf in the afternoon.
A brilliant hat-trick by captain Sabina Khatun helped the touring Bangladesh national women's football team earn a 5-0 victory over Hong Kong in a friendly match at the JAR Academy Training Ground in the Uzbek capital Tashkent Sunday. With the day's well-deserved victory over higher-ranked Hong Kong, Bangladesh found some relief after their frustrating performance in the just-concluded Group G matches of the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 qualifiers against Jordan and Iran in Tashkent last week. The national women's football team suffered a 0-5 defeat against both Jordan and Iran in Tashkent. Read: Women's Football: Brahmanbaria beat Mymensingh 3-1 to reach semifinal In Sunday's match against Hong Kong, Tohura Khatun opened the score for Bangladesh in the18th minute. Sabina Khatun made a hat-trick, scoring the remaining four goals in the 43rd, 53rd, 57th and 85th minutes. Earlier, the women's team played two FIFA Tier-1 international friendlies against Nepal in Kathmandu recently as a part of their preparations for this month's AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers. Bangladesh conceded a 1-2 defeat against the hosts in the first match and played out to a goalless draw in the second one. Read: Women's Football: Bashundhara Kings clinch league crown The matches were the first international fixtures for the national women's team in more than two and a half years after playing the semifinal of the SAFF Championship against India in March 2019.
Bangladesh National Women's Football team completed their Group G engagements of the AFC Women's Asian Cup India' 2022 Qualifiers empty handed after another embarrassing 0-5 goals defeat against Iran on Wednesday. This was their 2nd last group match at the Bunyokar Stadium in the Uzbek capital Tashkent. In the first group match, Bangladesh also conceded a frustrating 0-5 goals defeat against Jordan last Sunday, featuring a hattrick by captain Maysa Zaid. After Wednesday’s match, Bangladesh team were eliminated from the three-nation group G with two humiliating defeats as only group champions will qualify for the final round of the AFC Women's Asian Cup in India next year.In the match, Iran dominated the first half by 3-0 goals. Captain-cum-midfielder Behnaz Taherkhani struck twice in the 31st and 61st minutes, defenders Melika Motevalli and Golnoosh Khosravi scored one goal each in the 4th and 14th minutes respectively while Hajar Dabbaghi netted the remaining goal for Iran in the 55th minute. Read: AFC Women's Asian Cup: Bangladesh lose 0-5 to Jordan After the match, Bangladesh women’s team remained winless after playing four international matches—two in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup group match in Uzbekistan and the remaining two in the FIFA Tier-1 Women’s International Friendlies against Nepal in Kathmandu this month. On way to Uzbekistan, Bangladesh Women's team played two FIFA Tier-1 Women's International Friendlies against Nepal National Women's team in Kathmandu as a part of their preparations for this month's AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers..In two preparatory matches in Kathmandu, touring Bangladesh conceded 1-2 goals defeat against Himalayan nation Nepal in the first match last Thursday and played to a goalless draw in the 2nd match on Sunday.With these matches, Bangladesh national women's team returned to international football after more than two years and a half since playing the semifinal of SAFF Championship with India in March 2019.
Bangladesh National Women's Football team will play Islamic Republic of Iran on Wednesday in their last Group G match of the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers. The match will kick-off at 4 pm Bangladesh Time at the Bunyodkor Football Stadium in Tashkent. Bangladesh made a frustrating start in the three-team Group G of the AFC Cup after suffering a humiliating 0-5 goal defeat against stronger Jordan at the same venue last Sunday, featuring a hattrick by Jordan captain Maysha Ziad Jbarah. Ahead of the match against Iran, Bangladesh team made their gym and activation session at the team hotel Tuesday morning from 11:30 to 12:30 pm and had their practice session at the training ground of the match venue in the afternoon from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Earlier, BFF member and chairman of its women’s wing Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, now in Uzbekistan, announced a special award for Bangladesh team amounting to US $ 3,000 for win and US $ 1000 for a draw, but, Bangladesh are far away from achieving the target after conceding a huge defeat. Read: AFC Women's Asian Cup: Bangladesh lose 0-5 to Jordan Only the group champions will qualify for the final round of the AFC Women's Asian Cup in India next year. On way to Uzbekistan, Bangladesh Women's team played two FIFA Tier-1 Women's International Friendlies against Nepal National Women's team in Kathmandu recently as a part of their preparations for this month's AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers. In two preparatory matches in Kathmandu, visiting Bangladesh women’s team conceded 1-2 goal in the first match and played to a goalless draw in the 2nd match. It is mentionable that Bangladesh national women's team returned to international football after more than two and half years with the matches since playing the semifinal of SAFF Championship with India in March 2019.
Bangladesh National Women's Football team will play the first of the two- match FIFA Tier-1 International friendly series against Nepal National Women's team on Thursday. The match will kick-off at 5:15 pm (Bangladesh time) at the Dasharath Stadium in Nepalese capital Kathmandu. It will be the first international match for Bangladesh national women's booters after more than two and a half years since playing the semifinal of SAFF Championship against India in March 2019. Ahead of the Thursday's match, Bangladesh team made their conditioning, gym and pool session at the team hotel Wednesday morning. READ: Bangladesh women's football team reach Nepal All the players of Bangladesh team are in sound health and fully fit ahead of their first match. In a pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Bangladesh captain Sabina Khatun said, "We are working hard for the last few months and we want to give something to the country through tomorrow’s match (against Nepal), and to maintain our position in the AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers" Head Coach of Bangladesh team Golam Rabbani Chotan said, "Our girls are playing together for the last few years in different levels and age groups, they have a good relation and understanding ,if they are able to give their best, then we expect a good result tomorrow". Bangladesh team will play the 2nd friendly match against their Nepalese counterpart on Sunday (Sept 12) before flying for Uzbekistan on Tuesday (Sept 14) to participate in the AFC Women's Asian Cup India '2022 Qualifiers there from Sept 19-24. Bangladesh Women's, which was placed in Group G of the Asian meet with stronger Jordan and IR Iran, will play Jordan on Sept 19 and IR Iran on Sept 22, both in Tashkent.
Captains of Bangladesh national men's and women's football teams Jamal Bhuiyan and Sabina Khatun have been named as the ambassadors for the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) grassroot football concept.