The two FIFA International friendlies between Bangladesh and Nepal will be held under the banner of "Mujib Borsho FIFA International Football Series 2020", marking the Bangabandhu birth centenary.
Nepalese Football team arrived in the capital last Thursday (Nov 5) by special chattered flight to play two FIFA International Football Series with hosts Bangladesh on November 13 and 17 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
Both the matches will kick-off at 5 pm (Bangladesh time) with some 8,000 fans is likely to be allowed to witness the match at the stadium following the health guideline.
With the match, Bangladesh is going to return in the international football after about ten months.
President of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin disclosed these at a press conference at the BFF office on Sunday.
BFF senior vice president Abdus Salam Murshedy MP, vice presidents Kazi Nabil Ahmed MP and Mohiuddin Mahi, and BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag, among others, were present on the occasion.
Addressing the newsmen, BFF boss said, "Our prime target is to return football in the ground, and we want to achieve our first target through the FIFA matches against Nepal.
"Our booters were out of football since last March, now they are making their practices with a strong coaching staffs to do a better result".Salahuddin added.
Two categories of tickets will be released for the two-match series with VIP ticket costing Tk 500 and gallery tickets Tk 100 each.
State owned Bangladesh Television will telecast both the matches live while Bangladesh Beter will broadcast the running commentary of the matches.
The British Head Coach of Bangladesh National Football team Jamie Day accompanied by team's Assistant coach Stuart Watkiss and newly appointed goalkeeping coach Les Cleevely and other coaching staffs conducting the training session of Bangladesh team ahead of series against Nepal.
The Denmark-based captain of Bangladesh national football team Jamal Bhuiyan also in Dhaka for the matches.
Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona remains sedated and under observation by a team of more than 10 doctors following brain surgery, his lawyer said on Saturday.
The 60-year-old has been in intensive care since undergoing a procedure to remove a subdural hematoma - an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain - at the Olivos clinic north of Buenos Aires last Tuesday.
"I just saw Diego, he is still sedated and resting," Matias Morla told reporters. "There is a medical team made up of more than 10 professionals that is in constant contact with everyone."
Morla said doctors had given no indication of when the former Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors forward might be discharged from hospital.
"Given the state in which I just saw him, there is no chance that he will leave [this weekend]. He is resting and awaiting results," he said.
"There's a lot of uncertainty. It's very ugly. I hope he continues to recover."
On Thursday, Maradona's personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, said the 1986 World Cup winner was suffering from confusion caused by "abstinence" after the operation. Luque did not provide details but Maradona has previously battled drug and alcohol addiction.
The seven-team Tricotex Women's Football League 2019-20 resumed on Saturday after about nine months with league leader Bashundhara Kings crushing FC Uttar Bango by 7-0 goals in the 6th round first phase match at the Kamalapur Stadium here.
After a barren first half, national coloured booter Krishna struck two goals while Sheuli, Tohura, Monica, Munna and Sabina scored one goal each the national star-studded Kings.
With the day' s well merited victory, Bashundhara Kings are comfortably dominating the league table securing full 18 points from straight six matches.
Jamalpur Kacharipara Ekadash and Nasrin Sports Academy followed the leader with nine points from four ties.
In the remaining 6th round matches, Kumilla United will face Spartan MK Gallactico Sylhet FC at 12 noon while Jamalpur Kacharipara Ekadash will play Nasrin Sports Academy at 3 pm on Sunday (Nov 8) at the same venue.
The 7th round first phase matches will be held on November 10 and 11 at the same venue.
After the 2nd registration window from November 12-18, the 2nd phase league matches will begin on November 20 and will conclude on December 12 at the same venue.
Kishoreganj District emerged champions in Mymensingh venue of the JFA U-14 National Women's Football Championship 2020 beating hosts Mymensingh District by 1-0 goal in the venue final on Saturday.
As the venue champions, Kishoreganj DSA also reached the final round of the countrywide meet.
Khanom Khatun scored the match-winner for Kishoreganj DSA in the 42nd minute of the venue final match held at the Rafiquddin Bhuiyan District Stadium in Mymensingh in the afternoon.
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The Nepalese national football team arrived in Dhaka on Thursday by a special chartered flight to play two FIFA International Friendlies with hosts Bangladesh on November 13 and 17 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
With the match, Bangladesh are going to return to international football after about 10 months.
State-run Bangladesh Television will telecast both matches live while Bangladesh Betar will broadcast the running commentary of the matches.
Soon after arrival, a 35-member Nepalese team went to a four-day quarantine before joining the practice session from November 1O.
Meanwhile, the British Head Coach of Bangladesh National Football team Jamie Day accompanied by team's Assistant coach Stuart Watkiss and newly-appointed goalkeeping coach Les Cleevely reached the capital on Oct 29 ahead of the friendlies.
The Denmark-based captain of Bangladesh national football team Jamal Bhuiyan also reached Dhaka the same day.
Besides, the Finland-based footballer of the Bashundhara Kings Tariq Raihan Kazi, who earned the first call to the Bangladesh national squad, was already in the capital and joined the national camp after quarantine.