Bangladesh vs Nepal, Nov 13 and 17 2020.
The Bangladesh Football Federation has expressed their wish to host Nepal in the FIFA friendly match which will be held at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on November 13th and 17th. According to the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), they have accepted the invitation and Nepal national football team will play two international friendly matches with Bangladesh.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, sports activities in Nepal have been stagnant for the past seven months. During this period, no sports competitions of any kind were held. Bangladesh will start the preparation camp for the national team before Nepal national team. Nepal will start the preparation after their great festival Dashain ends.
BFF Secretary-General Abu Nayeem Shohag said: “Nepal will officially confirm their visit and then we will get in touch with the government to hold two international friendly matches.” with quarantine period. According to the All Nepal Football Association, president Karma Tshering Sherpa, Nepal has obtained permission from the National Sports Council (NSC) to start preparation on maintaining health and safety regulations.
Bangladesh vs Nepal: Football Match
Bangladesh and Nepal last met at SAFF Championship 2018 where Gorkhalis defeated Bengali Tigers 2-0. In the last 3 matches of SAFF Championship between Nepal and Bangladesh, Nepal have won all three matches. In 2011 SAFF Nepal defeated them with 1-0 scoreline and in the 2013 SAFF Championship, host Nepal defeated Bangladesh 2-0.
This friendly match will be played as preparation for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China Qualifiers for both the team. Nepal are in group B with 3 points, Nepal’s only win came against Chinese Taipei. Bangladesh are in Group E with just 1 point on the table.
For videos highlights of this friendly match you can follow this link.