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Plaantik EXCLUSIVE: One-on-one with Bangladesh’s Head Coach Lodewijk de Kruif

Plaantik EXCLUSIVE: One-on-one with Bangladesh’s Head Coach Lodewijk de Kruif

We stalked around the lobby of the Everest Hotel in Kathmandu to get a hold of our head coach Lodewijk de Kruif. Since the coach was leaving in a few hours and it was already midday, we weren’t sure if we would get a one-on-one interview with him. Spotting him sporting a blue track bottom [...]

September 6, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic 0

Bangladesh 1-2 Pakistan: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Press Conference

Bangladesh 1-2 Pakistan: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Press Conference

Read the transcript of head coach Lodewijk de Kruif’s post-match press conference following Bangladesh’s 2-1 loss to Pakistan. With just one point from the three group stage matches, Bangladesh are eliminated from the SAFF Championship. Coach, we played 3 games here. Do you think we are up to the mark? Have our players satisfied you? [...]

September 5, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, SAFF 0

SAFF Tour Diary Day 3: Being Bangladeshi (Pakistan Preview)

SAFF Tour Diary Day 3: Being Bangladeshi (Pakistan Preview)

Patriotism is something I barely display. I complain about everything with my life in Bangladesh. I don’t like the weather, I don’t like the people, I don’t like their glaring stares when I walk to work, I don’t like the transport system, I don’t like the government, I don’t like hypocritical and sexist views of [...]

September 5, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, International, SAFF 0

Bangladesh 1-1 India: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Press Conference

Bangladesh 1-1 India: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Press Conference

Read the transcript of  Lodewijk de Kruif’s press conference following Bangladesh’s 1-1 draw against lndia in their second match of the 2013 SAFF Championship. Regardless of the result, we would like to know, what do you think of the refereeing today? LDK: Hettikankanmge Crishantha D. Perrera , the Sri Lankan referee and the fourth official Adham Muhammad Tumah [...]

September 3, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, SAFF 0

SAFF Tour Diary Day 2: Outplayed and Outclassed

SAFF Tour Diary Day 2: Outplayed and Outclassed

At the press conference yesterday, Coach Lodewijk de Kruif sternly played down our chances of winning against Nepal. They are the host country and playing the home team is always intimidating. Add 30 thousand passionate Nepali football fans packed in the Dasharath Stadium and you have yourself the 12th man. His pessimistic outlook came to [...]

August 31, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, SAFF 0

Transcript: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Interview

Transcript: Lodewijk de Kruif’s Post-match Interview

Read the transcript of  Lodewijk de Kruif’s interview following Bangladesh’s 2-0 defeat to Nepal in the opening match of the 2013 SAFF Championship. About the match: LDK: You cannot win games nowhere in the world if you don’t sort your defense. If you go behind 2-0 in a stage like this, in this stadium, in this crowd, [...]

August 31, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, SAFF 0

SAFF Infographic

SAFF Infographic

We created this infographic to include everything you need to know about Bangladesh in the SAFF Championship 2013. Click on the image to enlarge.   [...]

August 31, 2013 Tawsif B. Akkas Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, SAFF 0

SAFF Tour Diary – Day 1: Injuries, Questionable Press Box, Obi Wan and Skywalker

SAFF Tour Diary – Day 1: Injuries, Questionable Press Box, Obi Wan and Skywalker

This should be Day 2. But I spent the first day standing in a line for hours for my on-arrival Visa at the immigration and then pretty much panicking the whole afternoon without any lunch because I lost my fellow journalist entourage as they didn’t book a hotel and scrammed from the airport before you [...]

August 30, 2013 Aarony Zade Bangladesh National Team, Domestic, International, SAFF 0

Match Report: Bangladesh 1-1 Nepal

Match Report: Bangladesh 1-1 Nepal

After the first exhibition match of the Nepal tour was marred by rain and poor pitch condition, the weather was fine for the second and last friendly match on Thursday evening. This was Bangladesh’s first international match since the 3-1 defeat to Maldives in the 2011 SAFF Championship. Nepal started brightly and saw plenty of [...]

September 21, 2012 Abir Ahmed Chowdhury Bangladesh National Team, Domestic 0

AFC Delegation In Dhaka

AFC Delegation In Dhaka

A five-member delegation of Asian Football Confederation arrived in Dhaka on a two-day tour to develop a plan for the improvement of the management capability of Bangladesh Premier League and Clubs on Wednesday. The delegation included Kaita Sugihara, Head of Development, Yogesh Desai, Development Officer, Brendan Menton, Consultant of AFC Development Program, Kentaro Hiyoshi, Consultant [...]

September 14, 2012 Abir Ahmed Chowdhury Bangladesh League, Bangladesh National Team, Domestic 0