Sports, Football

Booters receive injury boost

Published : 30 Apr 2024 09:25 PM

Bangladesh received positive news ahead of their upcoming World Cup qualifier rematch against Australia. Midfielders Sheikh Morsalin and Tariq Kazi are rejoining the squad after recovering from injuries.

Head coach Javier Cabrera expressed his relief at their return, highlighting their contributions to the team's balance. He also hinted at the possibility of fresh faces joining the 26-man training camp starting in June.

Cabrera acknowledged the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) President Kazi Salahuddin's dissatisfaction with the national team's recent performance.

Bangladesh is gearing up for their upcoming matches against Australia and Lebanon. Their first match is against Australia on June 6th in Dhaka, followed by a game against Lebanon in Qatar on June 11th.

With limited time for preparation, the team will participate in a short training camp to refine their skills. The inclusion of Morsalin and Tariq is a welcome addition for coach Cabrera.

"Their return is a huge relief," Cabrera said. "We all know their abilities. Having them back will strengthen both our offense and defense."

The camp will also see the introduction of new players into the 26-man squad. Cabrera emphasized the importance of nurturing young talent. "We need to pay close attention to young footballers," he said. "The camp will see 26 players, and we hope to begin preparations by June 1st."

Cabrera acknowledged the president's concerns about the national team's recent string of losses. "We've faced setbacks in several games," he admitted. "The BFF president is understandably unhappy, and he's urged us to identify the issues. We're doing everything we can to improve."

Despite their struggles in the World Cup qualifiers, Cabrera remains focused on getting the team back on track for the upcoming matches against Australia and Lebanon.