Three New Faces In Asian Cup Qualifiers’ Preliminary Squad. As the Bangladesh Football Federation on Saturday announced a 21-member preliminary squad excluding the Bashundhara Kings players, three new faces were called up for the return of nine players for next month’s FIFA Friendly and Asian Cup qualifiers against Indonesia. In Malaysia.
The 21-member squad, which will start their training camp in Dhaka on May 16, will be restructured into the final 23-member squad following the arrival of Bashundhara Kings from India on May 26, where they are scheduled to play in the AFC Cup.
Bangladesh will play Indonesia on June 1 in Jakarta as part of preparations for the Asian Cup qualifiers in Kuala Lumpur, where they will face Bahrain, Turkmenistan and Malaysia on June 8, 11 and 14, respectively.
The new recruits to the squad are: Abahani midfielder Abu Saeed, Chittagong Abahani midfielder Sohail Rana and North Baridhara midfielder Papon Singh.
Those who have returned to the team are: Riyadul Hasan Rafi, Maraj Hossain, Faisal Ahmed Fahim, Rahmat Mia, Saad Uddin, Hemant Vincent Biswas, Isa Faisal, Mitul Marma and Mohammad Naeem.
BFF Elite Academy goalkeeper Asif Hossain has also been included in the 21-man setup, but only for training.