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US footballers to play exhibition matches at BFF turf today

By UNB, DHAKA
07th-Feb-2014       
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The World Cup playing two US footballers, now in Dhaka to share their experiences and skills and conduct workshop for local young booters, will play exhibition matches at the BFF turf in Arambagh on Friday afternoon. The two US sports envoy -- Tony Sanneh and Linda Hamilton -- will play friendly football matches with the workshop participants, BKSP and local school students and noted players of the national football team. Interested football fans can witness the match free of cost. Tony Sanneh, a player of the US national team that played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, and Linda Hamilton, a player of the US national women's team that won the first Women's World Cup Football in China in 1991, arrived in the capital on Monday on a six-day tour to Bangladesh. The US sports ambassadors also conducted a three-day workshop for young football players from February 4-6 at the BFF artificial turf in Arambagh with the participation of some 20-25 bidding booters of 13-16 age group and a mixture team of girls group. The American Centre of US Embassy in Dhaka in partnership with Bangladesh Football Federation hosted two US professional footballers in Dhaka. The visit of the sports envoys is arranged through US Department of State's Sports United programme, which is devoted to sports diplomacy. Sports United is a programme of the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs devoted to sports diplomacy.

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