AFC Asian Cup: Tajikistan arrives here Sunday morning

AFC Asian Cup: Tajikistan arrives here Sunday morning

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Dhaka -High flying Tajikistan National Football Team will arrive in the capital at 8:55 am Sunday to play their away play-off match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers (Stage-1) against hosts Bangladesh on Tuesday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here.Bangladesh National Football team, which suffered a humiliating 0-5 goals defeat against Tajikistan in their away play-off match of the
AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers in the Tajik capital Dushanbe Thursday night, is scheduled to return home on Saturday night,UNB News Agency Reported.
With this frustrating defeat, the chance of Bangladesh from stage-1 was almost shattered, and will now want to get back on June 7 for the respect of the nation. Earlier in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Dushanbe, Bangladesh also conceded another 0-5 goals defeat against Tajikistan in their away match, but managed a face-saving 1-1 draw in their home match against Tajikistan in Dhaka.In a post-match press conference after humiliating defeat in Dushanbe Thursday night, The Dutch Head Coach of Bangladesh team Lodewijk de Kruijf said, “The result is very much disappointing. I could live with 2-0 or 3-1.”“I can come with all kinds of excuses. If the players were professionals, they would do what they were supposed or instructed to do,” de Kruijf added.“We were not up to date to handle an opponent like Tajikistan.Tajikistan played in a high tempo position, played what we used to play in Holland and I think what they did was fantastic and an example for Bangladesh,” the coach added.

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