Sports Reporter : Bangladesh Football team will take on Lebanon Football team in their FIFA World Cup (WC) qualifier at Bashundhara Kings Arena in the capital today.
It is Bangladesh’s home game.
The match will kick-off at 5.45pm (Bangladesh Standard Time).
T-Sports will telecast the match live from the arena.
Bangladesh, Lebanon, Palestine, Australia are in Group-I.
Bangladesh played against Australia in their first FIFA World Cup qualifier match at Melbourne in Australia recently.
It was Bangladesh’s away match.
Bangladesh conceded a 0-7 goals defeat to the mighty Australia.
According to the latest FIFA ranking, Australia have achieved 27th position, while Bangladesh have taken 183rd spot. So, it was certain that Bangladesh would lose to Australia.
Meanwhile, Lebanon played a goalless draw against Palestine recently.
The match was held at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
According to the latest FIFA ranking, Lebanon have taken the 104th position.
It may be mentioned that, Bangladesh tasted a 0-2 goals defeat to the Lebanon in their match of the SAFF Championship, which was held at Bengaluru in India recently.
Head Coach of Bangladesh Football team Javier Cabrera is confident that his boys will bring a good result as Bashundhara Kings Arena, the venue of the match usually act in favour of Bangladesh team.
The renovation works of the Bangabandhu National Stadium have been working almost three years.
The Bangabandhu National Stadium is the prime venue for Bangladesh’s football matches.
Bangladesh played two international matches against Afghanistan and one international game against Maldives. Bangladesh drew with Afghanistan in two matches, while Bangladesh beat Maldives by 2-1 goals in their play-off match of FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Besides, reigning champions of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football Bashundhara Kings played two matches at Bashundhara Kings Arena. They defeated Odisha FC and Mohun Bagan Super Giant.