Bangladesh boys will take on Yemen in their opening match of the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers at Grand Hamed Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Friday.
The match begins at 10:45pm, Bangladesh standard time.
Ahead of the game, Bangladesh captain Yaseen Arafat said, “Our team are ready to fight with Yemen. We watched the match between Yemen and Qatar. We have idea of Yemen and know their weak points. [Friday] we will follow our coach’s (Mostafa Anwar Parvez) instructions and strategies. We will give full effort in the match and try to achieve a good result for our motherland Bangladesh. Please pray for us.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Bangladesh’s first match, against the UAE, scheduled to be held at the same stadium was called off after the latter failed to reach the venue in time.
It was later learned that the UAE side did not reach Qatar till the day of the match.
AFC was yet to decide the outcome of the situation and result when this report was filed.