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Bangladesh will start their campaign in the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games through men's football taking on neighboring Myanmar on Tuesday (Sept 19). The match will kick- off at 2 pm (Bangladesh time) at the Xiaoshan Sports Center Stadium in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Although the Hangzhou Asian Games will officially be inaugurated on September 23, but the men's football competition will start three days ahead (Sept 19) of the meet's opening ceremony. How to buy Online Tickets for Bangladesh vs New Zealand Series Some 12,000 athletes from 45 Asian countries are expected to compete in 481 events in 61 disciplines of sports in the biggest sports carnival in Asia, the second-biggest sports extravaganza in the world after the Olympic Games. Bangladesh will compete in 17 disciplines of sports—athletics, archery, boxing, cricket, chess, football, kabaddi, hockey, shooting, swimming, weightlifting, karate, gymnastics, fencing, bridge, golf, and taekwondo—in the Hangzhou Asian Games scheduled for September 23 to October 8. Bangladesh Men's Football Team, which reached the Chinese city of Hangzhou Saturday morning in the first base of 240-member Bangladesh contingent, made their practices for the 2nd consecutive day on Monday at the Dianzikeji University ground in Hangzhou. Bashundhara Kings leaves for Male to play AFC Cup away match After the day's practice session, the Assistant Coach of Bangladesh Men's Football team Hasan Al Mamun said, they are expecting a good start (Tuesday). Dhaka Abahani defender Rahmat Mia will lead the Bangladesh team in Asian Games Football. Bangladesh's team, which was placed in tough group with upper ranked China, India, and Myanmar, will face India on September 21 and host China on September 24 in remaining group matches. Bangladesh played 27 matches in the Asian Games Football since their first inception in 1978 and won only four matches, one each against Malaysia, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Qatar. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh women's football team will fly for Hangzhou Tuesday (September 19) midnight to make their first -ever debut in Asian Games Women's Football. Bangladesh team reaches Hangzhou to participate in Asian Games Football Bangladesh will play former World Cup against Japan on September 22, stronger Vietnam on September 25 and Nepal on September 28 in group affairs. Bangladesh, which faced a medal drought in the last Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, in 2018, this time expecting better results from cricket, shooting, and archery. Moreover, Bangladesh also has high hopes for two Bangladesh-origin expatriate athletes: Zinnat Ferdous of the United States and sprinter Imranrur Rahman of the United Kingdom. Grand Master Niaz Morshed and the captain of SAFF champions Bangladesh Women's Football Team, Sabina Khatun, will carry the Bangladesh national flag in the opening ceremony of the Asian Games on September 23.
The Kool-BSJA Media Cup Football Tournament 2023, organised by the Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association (BSJA), will begin Saturday at the artificial turf of the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) in the capital's Motijheel. Thirty-two teams from print and electronic media, split into eight groups, will take part in the first phase of the six-a-side tournament on a knock-out basis. Later, eight group champions will play in the quarterfinals. BSJA President ATM Sayeduzzaman disclosed the details of the competition at a press conference at the Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) Wednesday. Assistant Manager (Marketing) of tournament sponsor Square Toiletries Tehsina Khanam, BSJA General Secretary Anisur Rahman, tournament convenor Raihan Al Mugni and tournament secretary M Robiul Islam also spoke. The champions of the competition will get Tk30,000 as prize money; the runner-ups will get Tk15,000. Also, the best player of the tournament and the best player of each match will be awarded. Read more: BCL Football: NoFel SC beat Gopalganj SC 2-1 Participating teams Group A: Boishakhi TV, Ekushey TV, Janakantha, Desh Rupanthar Group B: Channel i, T Sports, Daily Sun, Ekhon TV Group C: Maasranga TV, Channel 24, Bangla Tribune, Samoyer Alo Group D: Jagonews, GTV, Jugantor, Ajker Patrika Group E: Independent TV, Rtv, Dhaka Post, Deepto TV Group F: Daily Star, ATN Bangla, Bangladesh Pratidin, BTV Group G: Banga Vision, News 24, Samakal, Kalbela Group H: Dhaka Tribune, DBC, Kaler Kantho, bdnews24.com
The entire nation was anticipating the arrival of its national heroes after they won the SAFF Women's Championship on Monday evening. An open-top bus was prepared to greet them. The tigresses finally touched down at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1:50 pm today. The SAFF Championship-winning women footballers were greeted with flowers by Zahid Hasan Russell, State Minister for Youth and Sports, and other dignitaries. The scheduled program underwent some adjustments. The press conference was called off due to a huge crowd and chaos. However, Sabina Khatun, captain of the Bangladesh women's football team, talked to the media when they exited Dhaka airport’s VIP lounge. Sabina praised Bangladesh Football Federation for supporting them and expressed gratitude for how the entire nation backed women's football. Read: SAFF Champion Tigresses return home "Thank you very much, everyone. We are very grateful for being received so warmly. I am very grateful to the state minister and all the officials of the Football Federation. We are ecstatic that you love football so much. Thank you all. Please pray for us. And this trophy belongs to the 16 crore …18 crore people of Bangladesh.” When asked, "What is your next target?”, Sabina said, “Since we made this achievement in South Asia, now we will have to figure out how to move forward.”
Bangladesh national women's team is back home after winning the SAFF Women’s Football Championship, beating Nepal in the final. The team reached Dhaka around 1:50 pm today. Before the flight arrived in Dhaka, thousands of supporters arrived in groups and waited outside Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. They were shouting slogans, congratulating the girls. Read Victory Parade for Tigresses: Which route will the open-deck “Champion’s Bus” take? Bangladesh beat Maldives, Pakistan, India and Nepal on their way to the ultimate victory. Bangladesh scored 23 goals in the event and conceded only one in the final.
Bangladesh women's team defeated Nepal 3-1 in the tournament's 6th edition final on September 19 to win their first-ever SAFF Championship title. The entire nation rejoiced after Tigresses’ historic victory on Monday evening. Dhaka is now waiting for the return of the national heroes as BFF (Bangladesh Football Federation) prepares for a celebration. An open-deck BRTC bus is being prepared to greet the national heroes. Bangladesh defeated Nepal in the championship match, with Shamsunnahar scoring the game's first goal with a superb lobby from the near post in the 13th minute. Krishna Rani Sarkar scored the final two goals for Bangladesh in the 42nd and 77th minutes, respectively, ensuring the nation's first SAFF Women's Championship title. Read: SAFF Women's championship: No congratulatory post from BFF draws netizens' criticism Many Bangladeshi supporters partied late into the night. Praises have poured in for Sabina, Krishna, Sanjida, Rupna, and the rest of the team on social media platforms. Many national dignitaries have praised the women's team for this remarkable accomplishment.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) received a bus from Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as a gift under UEFA Assist Infrastructure Project 2021-22.The bus was officially inaugurated Wednesday afternoon at the BFF House in Motijheel. BFF vice presidents Ataur Rahman Manik, Mohiuddin Ahmed Mohi, FIIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron were, among others, present at the function. Read: BFF sign 3-year MoU with AIUB for developing booters’ educational skillsThe BFF officials thanked two continental football bodies --UEFA and AFC --for proving the bus to BFF. The BFF got the bus through its Asian body AFC.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) President Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin was re-elected as the chief of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) for the fourth time in a row Saturday. He was elected president unopposed for a consecutive fourth term till 2026 during the SAFF Ordinary Congress 2022 held at a Dhaka hotel today as no other candidate filed a nomination to run against him. The congress also re-elected Ugyen Wangchhuk, general secretary of the Bhutan Football Federation, as the SAFF executive committee member till 2026. Jaswar Umar, president of the Sri Lanka Football Federation, was elected the Asian Football Confederation executive committee member to represent SAFF till 2023. Both candidates were also elected unopposed. Also Read: BPL Football: Bashundhara manage 1-1 draw against Mohammedan The SAFF electoral committee said there are four vacant positions in the executive committee – two vice-presidents, one male and one female executive committee members will be elected in the next SAFF Congress in 2023. Earlier, a SAFF executive committee meeting was held before the congress. It decided to hold the SAFF Women's Championship 2022 in Nepal from August 29 to September 10. The Sri Lanka Football Federation reiterated its commitment to hold the SAFF U-17 Championship during September 5-16. The committee also decided to review the proposal put forward by marketing company Sports Partner for the sponsorship of the SAFF Men's Championship. The SAFF Disciplinary, Ethics Code and SAFF Code of Conduct were also approved by the executive committee. Speaking after his re-election as president, Salahuddin thanked all the member associations for the trust they had placed in him and urged all to work as a family for the betterment of football in the region. "We are not the best footballing region in the world but we have to work as a family, as brothers, to uplift the standard of the game in the region," he added. "When I was elected as the president in 2009, we just had the SAFF Men's Championship, but after that, we organised 27 competitions. This shows how much progress we have made over the years," Salahuddin said. The 27 different SAFF competitions that have been arranged since 2009 are the SAFF Championships (six times), SAFF Women's Championships (five times), SAFF U-15 Men's Championship (six times), SAFF U-15 Women's Championship (three times), U-17/U-18 Men's Championships (four times) and SAFF U-18/19 Women's Championship (three times).
Bangladesh Football Federation on Friday relieved Jamie Day, the English head coach of national men's football team, just two weeks before the SAFF Championship due early next month in the Maldives. Spanish Oscar Bruzon has been named as interim head coach of the national team for two months. He is currently the head coach of the Bangladesh Premier League champions Badhundhara Kings. The decision was taken at a meeting of BFF National Teams Committee on Friday with committee chairman Kazi Nabil Ahmed in the chair. After the meeting, Kazi Nabil said that BFF considered Bruzon's experience of working with footballers in various countries and his overall experience in giving him the task. The recent performance of Jamie Day was not also so satisfactory, he said. Appointed as head coach of national team in 2018 has not been sacked, but relieved of his duty for the next two months. He still has one year to go on his current contract. Bruzon has been with Bashundhara since 2018. He previously worked with Mumbai FC in India and New Radiant Club in Maldives. He also had coaching experience in Spain, having worked with Celta Vigo youth team and also being in charge of Mallorca as an assistant coach. During two-month tenure Bruzon will look after the national booters for three ensuing tournaments. His first assignment will be the 13th version of SAFF Championship scheduled for the Maldives capital Male from October 1-16. Apart from the SAFF Championship, Bruzon will also oversee the Bangladesh side in the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers scheduled for October 22-30 in Kuwait and in the four-nation tournament in Sri Lanka from November 8-17. In the SAFF Championship, Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka on October 1, play giant neighbour India on October 4, meet defending champions and hosts Maldives on October 7 and will face Nepal in the last league match on October 13. Since August 2018, the 41-year-old British coach Jamie Day steered the team to nine wins, five draws and 15 defeats in 29 matches. Bangladesh were eliminated from the group stages of the 2018 SAFF Championship by virtue of goal difference despite securing six points levelling with Nepal and Pakistan.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) President Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin reached Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek Thursday to encourage the Bangladesh national football team. The BFF president, Mahfuza Akhter Kiron – FIFA council member, BFF and AFC member – and BFF General Secretary Abu Nayem Sohag landed in Kyrgyzstan at 1:10pm Bangladesh time. The national team is now Bishkek to play the "Tri-nation Cup 2021" with Palestine and hosts Kyrgyzstan. Jamie Day's Bangladesh team will face Palestine on September 5 before taking on hosts Kyrgyzstan on September 7 in the tri-nation cup. Read: Expatriate booters Rahbar, Tahmid join practice session in Kyrgyzstan The touring Bangladesh team will also play a friendly match against hosts Kyrgyzstan U23 side on September 9 as part of their preparation for the SAFF Championship in the Maldives next October. Earlier, the Bangladesh team started their practice session in Kyrgyzstan last Sunday at the Sports City Field in Kant city. However, two new Bangladeshi-origin players of the team – forward Rahbar Wahed Khan from Canada and midfielder Nayb Md Tahmidul Islam from France – reached Bishkek last Monday and joined the national team's practice session.
The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has decided to resume the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football 2020-21 Tuesday after a break of two weeks. Chittagong Abahani will play Uttar Baridhara Club at the Kamalapur Stadium; Rahmatganj MFS will face Brothers Union at the Bangabandhu National Stadium when the league restarts. Read: BPL Football put off at the last moment BFF Senior Vice-President and Professional Football League Management Committee Chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy informed the media about the federation's latest decision Sunday. "Including the Bangladesh Army Stadium in Banani as a BPL Football venue is also on the cards," he said. Read: BPL Football defers by six days The BPL, which had earlier been scheduled to restart on July 24 after the Eid holidays, was deferred to July 30. Once again, it was put off Friday. The postponement came just 60 minutes before matches had been due to start.