Coach Jamie Day will have a look at all the players when Bangladesh take on Air Force United FC in first of their two warm-up matches in Thailand as part of preparation for the joint qualifiers for Asian Cup and World Cup (Round-1) tie against Laos.
The match will get underway at 6:00pm (Thailand time) today at the Air Force UFC ground in Bangkok.
The men in red and green have already done three days’ training in Bangkok where the coach spent time on tactical aspects of the players, who had been engaged in domestic football before heading for Thailand on May 24.
Day had worked with the senior players in October last year during the Bangabandhu Gold Cup and then worked with the under-23 team in March during the AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers. The 39-year-old coach has now got all the players together to work on team combination before the crucial match against Laos on June 6.
“Everyone in the squad is fine and had good training in the last three days. It is a match where the boys will play together again. I may try different formations to bolster their confidence and get them organsied. I am not worried about the match result tomorrow [Wednesday],” said Day, who is likely to test all the players in today’s match.
Captain Jamal Bhuiyan said, “So far we have had good training here. The match is vital for all the players because the coach wants to see our performance and in which level we are at the moment. We will try to play our best to win the match.”