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Qatar to play Bangladesh tomorrow in WC qualifier

The visiting team seeks fool proof security
SPORTS REPORTER, Dhaka
Qatar to play Bangladesh tomorrow in WC qualifier
Bangladesh team head coach Jamie Day (C) conducts a training session at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital yesterday. BFF photo

Before 14 hours of Qatar national football team’s arrival in Dhaka to play the their FIFA qualifying away match against host Bangladesh on October 10, two high officials of Qatar embassy in Bangladesh visited the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) yesterday. 

Meanwhile, a 57-man contingent of the Qatar national football team was due to land here at the early hour of today (Wednesday) when the match will take place at the BNS on October 10.

The visiting team will attend a training session today at Bangabandhu National Stadium at 7pm. The hosts will have their final practice session at the same venue at 10am.

Qatar will leave Dhaka for Doha on October 11 at morning when Bangladesh team also scheduled to leave for Kolkata on same day to play their away match against India.   

Meanwhile, it will be the second match for Bangladesh as they played their first match at away ground in Tajikistan against Afghanistan and suffered a solitary goal defeat.

Qatar have already played r two matches, both the matches at home ground against Afghanistan and India. They just thrashed Afghan by 6-0 but saw a big blow as India forced them to hold a goalless draw.

However, Bangladesh ensured all the security protocol during their stay in Dhaka as the defending champions of the Asia Cup will leave after their match tomorrow (on October 10) when two officials, who came in Dhaka on Sunday to sit with Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) officials yesterday to discuss details of the tour.

BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag said, “The touring Qatar team have not so many requirements as we faced during Australia, who played their away match in Bangladesh of the World Cup Qualifiers 2018, but they (Qatar) wanted well for transportation with business class Mercedes buses, two SUVs, one luggage-carrier van etc.”

“We have already discussed with Dhaka Metropolitan Police, who will provide all the security to the Qatar team,” said Shohag.

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