PV Sports Desk : Bangladesh face an uphill task as they will meet Jordan in the first match of the AFC U-23 group E qualifiers at the Faisal al Husseini International Stadium in Al Ram, Palestine on Wednesday.
The U-23 team coached by Andrew Ord will also face Tajikistan and Palestine on Friday and Sunday respectively.
Bangladesh national U-23 football team touched down in Palestinian city of Bethlehem safely where they will participate in the AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers, according to BFF source to BSS on Tuesday.
The team landed in Jordanian capital Amman after leaving Qatar capital Doha, and from there they took a long bus journey to Bethlehem passing through the Allenby checkpoint of Israel.
After reaching Bethlehem, all the players and staffs boarded Al Jacir Palace where they freshened up and went for nap before their first training session in Palestine later in the day.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh suffered a setback with an unfortunate groin injury forced forward Jewel Rana to return home from Qatar, leaving a big vacuum in the team.
Jewel Rana sustained a groin injury during the friendly match against Qatar on Thursday last. Mohammad Ibrahim, who has replaced Jewel Rana, left Dhaka on Sunday to join the team in Amman, Jordan.