The Bangladesh Under-19 boys football team will begin their AFC U-19 Championship-2020 campaign as they will meet hosts Bahrain in their group E opening match today at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Manama, Bahrain.
Earlier a 30-member Bangladesh Under-19 Men's Football team reached in Bahrain on Monday to play the qualifiers with the high hopes of qualifying in the next round. Bangladesh finished runners-up in the five-team SAFF U-18 Championship 2019 conceding a 1-2 goals defeat against India in the nerve shattering final in September in Nepal.
After their SAFF Championship, Bangladesh u-19 team played in a Tri-nation International Friendly Football in Qatar involving hosts Qatar U-19 team and Kuwait U-19 team in October and lost both the matches. After playing the qualifying round in Bahrain, defender Yeasin Arafat will fly for Al Seeb city of Oman to join Bangladesh national football team on November 11 to play FIFA. AFC joint qualifiers while the rest of team will return home.
Bangladesh, pitted in Group E along with Jordan, Bhutan and hosts Bahrain, will play their second match against Jordan on Friday before playing their last group match against Bhutan on November 10, all the matches will be held at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium.
Bangladesh U-19 Football team: Md Mohiuddin, Mitul Marma, Shanto Kumer Ray, Yeasin Arafat, Uttam Chandra Roy, Sadekujaman Fahim, Kazi Rahad Mia, Rakibul Islam, Tnabir Hossain, Md Nazmul Hossain Akondo, Md Ridoy, Fahim Morshed, Md Emon Ali, Md Sagor Hossain, Dipok Roy, Md Jamir Uddin, Foysal Ahmed Fahim, Omar Faruq Mithu, Samrat Ahmed, Naiyem Hossain, Nihat Jaman Ucchash, Maraz Hossain and Amir Khan Bappi, Md Emon Khan.
Officials: Md Shawkat Ali Khan Jahangir (Team Leader), Md Amer Khan (Team Manager), Andrew Peter Turner (Head Coach), Md Rased Ahmed (Assistant Coach), Qazi Altaful Haq (Assistant Coach) and Md Mohsin Kabir (Physio), Khalid Mahmud (Media Officer).
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