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February 28, 2006, 04:43 PM
Bangladesh face HK today

Bangladesh national football team will meet Hong Kong today (Wednesday) in an AFC Asian Cup qualifying round match at the
Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) with both the teams hoping to win, reports UNB.
State-run Bangladesh Television (BTV) will telecast the match live starting from 4 pm.
The match will be the 3rd between Bangladesh (143 in FIFA ranking) and Hong Kong (117 in FIFA ranking).
In the last two meetings, Hong Kong drubbed Bangladesh by 9-1 goals
in a Merdeka Cup match in Malaysia in 1975 while the other match in Asian Cup qualifying round ended in a 2-2 draw in Hong Kong in 2003.
The 20-member Hong Kong football team arrived in the city on Sunday midnight.
Before playing the Wednesday’s match, both Bangladesh and Hong Kong
suffered defeats against their respective opponents in their qualifying round match of the AFC Asian Cup Football Championship.
Bangladesh conceded a 0-5 defeat against Uzbekistan in Tashkent while Hong Kong also tasted a 0-3 defeat against Qatar on home soil.
Addressing a pre-match press briefing at BFF Bhaban Tuesday afternoon, Bangladesh captain Arif Khan Joy said: “We are playing at home and it will be an added advantage for us.”
He mentioned that Hong Kong had the experience of playing against countries like Brazil, Croatia and Denmark, but in comparison Bangladesh has not been playing so many international matches.
Joy, who played the last Asian Cup qualifying match against Hong Kong in 2003, added that the present Bangladesh side is in a better shape than the previous team. Team manager Sayeed Hassan Kanan admitted that the current Bangladesh team has very little experience.
There is also lack of experienced players outside the national team, he said adding that the Bangladesh
booters need to play much more international matches to compete at this level.
Replying to a query, Kanan said custodian Aminul Haq, who got injured in Uzbekistan, is fit to play in the Wednesday’s match.
Just after the Bangladesh team’s briefing, Hong Kong team coach cum manager Esang Wai Chung said: “I think there would be an evenly contested match… we hope to win.”
Replying to a query, he said: “We don’t know much about our opponent,
although we played against Bangladesh in 2003.”
Chung said that his team would play either a 3-5-2 or 4-4-2 formation in the Wednesday’s match.
He mentioned that all his players have experience of playing professional league. The team includes a talented Cameroon origin player Ambasa Gui, who is capable of playing in midfield as well as in forward position.
Bangladesh, placed in Group-F of the prestigious Asian soccer meet along with Uzbekistan, Qatar and Hong Kong, will play their next match against Qatar in August.
Meanwhile, team coach Diego Andres Cruciani will not be seen in the field in the Wednesday’s match as AFC Disciplinary Committee earlier imposed a probationary ban on him.
Probable Bangladesh XI: Arif Khan Joy (captain), Aminul Haq, Rajani Kanta Barman, Mohammad Sujon, Hasan Al Mamun, Firoz Mahmud Tito, Arman Aziz, Motiur Munna, Arman Miah, Alfaz Ahmed and Zahid Hossain
Team officials: Ashrafuddin Ahmed Chunnu (team leader), Sayeed Hassan Kanan (manager) and Victor Ariel Colman (assistant coach).


March 1, 2006, 06:08 AM
users who are watching BTV, any update please.

March 1, 2006, 08:15 AM
any updates please.....

March 1, 2006, 08:27 AM
DHAKA - Bangladesh are still waiting for their first win over Hong Kong after losing 1-0 in their Group F AFC Asian Cup qualifier on Wednesday night.

The only goal of the game was scored by Hong Kong midfielder Chan Siu Ki in the 82nd minute.

Bangladesh’s first meeting with Hong Kong saw the south Asian nation suffer a 9-1 defeat in the Merdeka Cup in Malaysia in 1975. The two sides’ second international, in the Asian Cup qualifier in 2003 in Hong Kong, ended in a 2-2 draw.
Wednesday night's contest was a closer affair but the visitors dominated to take three points after their 3-0 reverse last week to Qatar.


March 1, 2006, 07:01 PM
Its too bad, we lost to Hong Kong. Hong was the easiest target for us, but we wasted that target too.

March 4, 2006, 03:46 PM
we will the away match,insha allah

March 7, 2006, 05:23 AM
Originally posted by mshakir56
Its too bad, we lost to Hong Kong. Hong was the easiest target for us, but we wasted that target too.

Then too at home match. Aren't we going to play away as well?

March 7, 2006, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by sar2005
Originally posted by mshakir56
Its too bad, we lost to Hong Kong. Hong was the easiest target for us, but we wasted that target too.

Then too at home match. Aren't we going to play away as well?
I don't think that there is a away match.