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07-02-2011, 03:12 PM
Pakistan conquered by Bangladesh (

Published: June 30, 2011
Bangladeshi football player Ariful Islam (C) dives for the ball against Pakistani players Muhammad Ikram (L) and Mehmood Arif (R) in the rain during the first round 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Bangladesh and Pakistan in Dhaka on June 29, 2011. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan went down 3-0 in the away leg of their encounter against Bangladesh as they kicked off their 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifiers campaign in Dhaka.

Pakistan, whose preparations were hampered due to persistent rain, never got going as they conceded two goals in the first-half. Zahid Hasan Emily scored the opener in the 17th minute before Mohammad Zahid Hosain doubled the lead for Bangladesh five minutes later.
Opportunities came Pakistan’s way after the second-half but the tourists failed to capitalise. Rethul Karim added insult to wounds as he scored his side’s third goal that sealed the win in the 56th minute.
Pakistan face Bangladesh on July 3 in the second leg of the qualifier that will be played in Lahore and need to win by atleast a four-goal margin to progress to the second round.
“We could have played better,” Pakistan coach Tariq Lutfi told The Express Tribune. “But the weather helped Bangladesh.”
Bangladesh are ranked 163rd in the Fifa world rankings ahead of Pakistan, who are at the 168th position.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2011. (

07-02-2011, 03:40 PM
bravooooooooooooooo Bengal lala umborak sha................

so ur lucky pur little master

ESA KHAN was not there :P....good game..

07-02-2011, 03:45 PM
I hope more Asian countries participate in football which at least is not a few nation sport only like cricket.

07-02-2011, 03:46 PM
The return leg of this world cup qualifier will be in Pakistan, though the Bangladeshi football federation had requested FIFA for it not to be played there, due to security fears, though FIFA refused.

More pictures of the match.

BD national team players at a function.

In a warm-up.

Bangladeshi national team striker, Mithun Chowhdury will be playing in Lahore , the capital of Punjab, tomorrow the second and final leg of this Bangladesh - Pakistan world cup qualifier.

Pakistan will be captained by ex-Premiership player, Zesh Rahman (pictured above with the headphones).

Good luck to Bangladesh in an away match full of Punjabi supporters, in Lahore the capital of Punjab.

YouTube - ‪Bangladesh Pakistan 2014 world cup 3-0‬‏ (

07-02-2011, 03:49 PM
pakistani players are probably not use to playing in the rain, pakistan is really dry desert country mostly

07-02-2011, 03:59 PM
This video has all 3 goals as well as post-match comments. There were some emotional and patriotic comments.

YouTube - ‪football, World Cup Pre Qualifying Round 2014, ntv news‬‏ (

BD players from another match.

Picture from when Bangladesh became South Asian champions last year (final, Bangladesh 4 - Afghanistan 0)

P.S. Good luck to Afghanistan in their matches as well.

07-03-2011, 05:25 AM
Bangladeshi team:

(Bangladesh) Biplob Bhattacharaje (Captain), Nasirul Islam Nasir,Ariful Islam,Attiqur Rahman Meshu, Zahid Hossain,Mamunul Islam ,Mithun Chowdhury, Jahid Hussain,Shakil Ahmed,Abdul Baten Mojumder Komal, Youuf Ali Khan ,Noman Khan Raju, Mohammad Shakawat Hossain Rony,Yousuf,Linkon Yameen Ahmed Chaudhry Munna,Mamun Khan,MD Nehal and Razul Karim.

Attila The Hun (http://enteryourwebsite.../) says:
June 28, 2011 (5 days ago) at 10:29 pm (
Pakistani Football team has its head in their heels. The provinces where there the Football talent flourishes namely Balouchistan and NWFP, players from those provinces barely make it to the team. While players from a province where there is little talent and zeal for the game are selected. (

So according to the poster above the Pakistani team is basically a Punjabi team chosen from Punjab. The game today will even be played in "Punjab stadium" (the official name) in Lahore, capital of Punjab. This is the same state which before 1971 did not even have one Bengali cricket player in its cricket team, with Bengalis being over 50% of the population, little has changed in 40 years, be it feudalism, Punjabi domination or much else.

Anyway good luck to Bangladesh against Punjab today, if we win this game we knock the Punjabis out of the world cup.

We will then go on to play Lebanon.

Good luck to Bangladesh against Punjab today.

Also good luck to Bangladesh against Lebanon if they win today's match insha'Allah.

07-03-2011, 05:42 AM

Bangladeshi players celebrating in their win against Punjab.

Comments from Bangladeshi fans from one website:

"Good win for Bangladesh Alhamdulilah. InshAllah Bangladesh will qualify for the 2014 football World Cup."

"AllahuAKbar!!!!! its always nice to see Bangladesh thumping Pakistan at any sport."

"highlight of the article, when asked whether going to Pakistan is risky, the captain said "We consider ourselves as soldiers. If needed, we will give our lives for the country" (

In September, Messi's Argentina will play Nigeria in a special match to be held in Dhaka.

07-03-2011, 05:49 AM
Messi's Bangladesh visit confirmed

Mon, 02/05/2011 - 4:10pm | by Tuhin Khandakar 0





Argentina's national football team, including Barcelona star Lionel Messi, will be in Bangladesh to play a FIFA International Friendly match against the Nigeria national side on September 6 this year, confirmed Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin at a press conference at the BFF House yesterday.


“The contract is a binding one which will ensure Messi comes,” said BFF boss adding that the presence of two of the world's footballing powers will create a tremendous resurgence of football among the young generation and also showcase to the world that Bangladesh have the logistics and infrastructure to organise such a big international football match.
A contract to the effect was signed by BFF with sponsors Beximco Group and Kolkata-based event management company Celebrity Management Group (CMG) who are brokering the deal to bring Argentina to Kolkata on September 2 where they will play an exhibition match against Venezuela.
BFF president Kazi Salahuddin, director of Beximco Group Shayan F Rahman and chief executive officer of CMG Dharamdutt Pandey signed on behalf of their respective sides. Other high officials of the three parties were also present at the conference.
The press conference also disclosed details of a nationwide Under-18 Championship that is scheduled to begin from next month. Beximco Group will be the sponsors for the Under-18 tournament, in addition to being sponsors of the Argentina-Nigeria friendly.
Salahuddin announced that they would do everything along with the sponsors to make sure the marquee match between two of the world's best sides is a grand success. However, he did not give out any details about the specifics of the match, such as which players will be available, fixing of ticket prices, accommodation of teams, and the financial and marketing aspects related to the match, as he said those were still works in progress and will likely be finalised within a month.
When asked about whether the Bangabandhu National Stadium can hold such a marquee match, Salahuddin said they would ensure everything is done according to international standards. Whether it is the ground, spectator facilities or the ticketing system, he said they would follow the best in the business.
Salahuddin divulged some of the details of the Under-18 Championship which will start in May across all 64 districts and seven divisions. Champions of each division will come to Dhaka to compete in the final round. Meanwhile, twenty BFF development coaches will be scouting across the country to pick talented players for the Football Academy that is being constructed in Sylhet. Salahuddin said the Academy, which will have footballers at U-14, U-16, and U-18 levels, will work as a grooming centre for footballers for the national stage.
Shayan F Rahman, the director of Beximco Group, said the Under-18 championship will be a stepping stone for the overall development of football in the country which will ultimately deliver a competitive national side within the time they stay with this campaign over the next five years.

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Lionel Messi, others to play Nigeria in Bangladesh

Messi, others to play Nigeria in Bangladesh

Posted: 2011-06-09 10:42
Bangladesh's Football Federation has made it clear that both Nigeria and Argentina will come to Dhaka for the September 6 friendly with full squads.

The Bangladesh Football Federation has signed a $4 million contract with both sides for the prestige game and President Kazi Salahuddin said that mandates both sides to field their strongest squads, including Lionel Messi

"Our $4 million contract with both sides says the Argentina team must include Messi," he said. "The sight of Messi playing on our soil will be the best thing to have happened to Bangladesh football in many years. It will inspire a lot of boys to play football."

Nigeria beat Argentina 4-1 earlier this month in Abuja, although the victory has been shadowed by a FIFA investigation into betting patterns around the fifth goal, which Argentina scored from a highly dubious penalty eight minutes into what should have been five minutes of additional time.

The Bangladesh game has been organised by India-based firm Celebrity Management Group, who have also set up a match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata on September 2. ( tch.jpg

Everyone in Dhaka will be cheering for Argentina, the most strongly supported team in the country even above Brazil.

07-03-2011, 08:15 PM
Draw against Bangladesh throws Pakistan out of WC qualifiers

LAHORE: Bangladesh advanced to the second round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup after holding Pakistan to a scoreless draw in Sunday’s second leg.
The match at Punjab Stadium came after Bangladesh won 3-0 in the first leg at Dhaka last Wednesday.
Bangladesh will start its series against Lebanon on July 23 (

Bangladesh knock Pakistan out of the world cup.

07-04-2011, 01:54 AM
welcome back, bengal.

07-04-2011, 02:51 AM
pakistani players are probably not use to playing in the rain, pakistan is really dry desert country mostly
A bad dancer blames his balls.

07-04-2011, 03:02 AM
^ well i'll admit that bangladesh is probably better at football then pakistan, i think they are south asian champs if i am not mistaken, but seriously, pakistanis are hardly use to playing in rain, while in Bangladesh it rains all the time, so they must be used to it

Shehbaz Khan
07-04-2011, 08:50 AM
pakistani players are probably not use to playing in the rain, pakistan is really dry desert country mostly

Don't provide silly reasons :p

Shehbaz Khan
07-04-2011, 08:51 AM
Congratulations to Bangladesh :) Better luck to Pakistan Next Time ;)