Bangladesh to play Maldives and Mongolia in March
The Bangladesh national football team will play two FIFA friendlies against Maldives and Mongolia during the FIFA window, Bangladesh Football Federation Vice President Kazi Nabil Ahmed has confirmed.
In a video message on Tuesday, the chairman of the National Teams Committee said: “We have communicated with various countries to use the FIFA window from March 21 to 29. Following internal discussions, we have mainly decided to play two matches friendlies against Maldives and Mongolia. We are contacting FIFA for final approval.”
“Our team will go to Maldives on March 22 and will play the friendly match against Maldives on March 24. The next day the team will come back and go directly to Sylhet, where they will play another friendly match against Mongolia,” Nabil added.
It is worth mentioning here that Bangladesh had planned to play two FIFA friendlies in Indonesia in January, but the country’s strict requirement for double Covid vaccinations meant the tour had to be scrapped.
Some or the national team players were not double vaccinated at that time, but BFF has since organized their vaccination.
Bangladesh is currently 186th in the FIFA rankings, two places behind Mongolia. The Maldives have a FIFA ranking of 157.