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National Football team reaches Delhi

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Members of Bangladesh National Football team pose for a photograph at the Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday before leaving for India to play a FIFA friendly football match against Indian National Football team at Goa in India on March 5.

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Bangladesh National Football team reached New Delhi Sunday afternoon en route Goa where they will play a FIFA International Friendly against Indian national team on Wednesday (Mar 5).
Bangladesh team was due to reach Goa Sunday night.
Earlier, a 27-member national football team comprising 21 players and six officials left Dhaka for India Sunday at 1 pm.
On the eve of their departure, Head Coach of National Football team Lodewijk de Kruif and skipper Mamunul Islam expressed their optimism to play good football against regional giant India in the FIFA friendly.
de Kruif said: "My expectation is of course a good result, but it's important for us to play the match as we bring some potential fresh blood in the team for the big match."
Skipper Mamunul Islam said: "We are ready for the challenge. We played very well in IFA Shield (in Kolkata), I think India is looking upon us, and they can not take us lightly."
"India is the best team in the region; and moreover, they will enjoy home advantage. If we can give our hundred percent, we will win," he said.
Bangladesh Squad:
Goalkeepers - Shahidul Alam Sohel, Mazharul Islam, Biplob Bhattacharjee; Defenders - Raihan Hasan, Mohammad Linkon, Topu Barman, Nasiruddin Chowdhury, Yasin Khan, Atiqur Rahman Meshu, Yamin Ahmed Munna, Didarul Haque; Midfieldrs - Mamunul Islam (C), Sohel Rana, Hemanta Vincent Biswas, Rubel Mia, Towhidul Alam, Jamal Bhuiyan; Strikers - Zahid Hasan Emily, Toklis Ahmed, Mithun Chowdhury and Aminur Rahman Sajib.

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