Eleven players from the Bangladesh national football team have been infected with the new Corona virus, which puts their continued participation in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers at great risk.
The injuries were confirmed after 24 out of 36 players were tested in a training camp called by English coach Jimmy Day.
“None of them faced any symptoms before coming to the exam,” said Union Secretary General Abu Naim Shohag.
The outbreak of the Corona virus among the Bangladesh national team threatens the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, whose matches have been postponed for October and November, and faces a very stressful schedule.
Cases in Bangladesh may follow other Asian teams, threatening to “mess up the cards” of the World Cup qualifiers.
Although Bangladesh occupies a low position in the world ranking of soccer teams (187), its presence is necessary to complete the group competitions and determine the finalists.
The fifth group ranking in the second round of the double qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup is bottomed out.
It is reported that the number of injuries in the country amounted to more than 250,000 cases, including 3,300 deaths.