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National team's Indonesia trip cancelled over vaccine complication

Staff Reporter Football 2022-01-14, 12:06am


 DHAKA - The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has cancelled the national football team's trip to Indonesia later this month 
over the vaccine complication, BFF vice-president and national team 
committee's chairman Kazi Nabil Ahmed, MP, informed it through a video 
message today (Thursday).

   Bangladesh national football team are scheduled to play two FIFA friendly 
matches against Indonesia in Bali on January 24 and 27 in the January window 
under the guidance of new Spanish coach Javier Cabrera, who is scheduled to 
arrive in Dhaka on Saturday (Jan 15).

   Nabil said: "We've been earlier informed from Indonesia that all our 
players and team management should have double coronavirus vaccine in order 
to enter their country, but at this moment 15 players of the team have 
received the double dose and seven players took single dose while the other 
six have not been vaccinated yet."

   So, at this stage, it's not possible for us to go the tour due to 
vaccination problem, he added.

   Nabil, however, hoped to have a list of 40-50 players for the national 
team and the U-23 team before the next FIFA window in March and able to take  the all the players under vaccination.BSS