Bangladesh National Football team conceded a 2-0 defeat against Tajik football club FC Kuktosh in their first preparatory match at the Hisar Stadium in Dushanbe on Tuesday.
FC Kuktosh won the Tajikistan First League title in 2017 to earn promotion to the Tajikistan top league and finished 3rd last season (2018).
In their next preparatory match, Bangladesh will play another Tajik Football Club--CSKA Pamir--on Thursday (September 5) at the same venue.
Bangladesh reached Tajikistan Monday for an 8-day preparation camp ahead of their first-leg away match for the joint Qualification (Round-1) of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 against Afghanistan on September 10 in the capital Dushanbe.
Earlier, Bangladesh put in Group E along with Qatar, Oman, neighboring India and Afghanistan.
Bangladesh will play their home match against stronger Qatar on October 10, away match with India on October 15, away match against Oman on November 14 and home match with Afghanistan on March 26, away match with Qatar on March 31 and home matches with India on June 4 and Oman on June 9.