With the grief of conceding twice to India in the dying minutes of their World Cup qualifier has yet to subside, the Bangladesh football team's misery was deepened as key players, including captain Jamal Bhuiyan, were eliminated of their face against Oman next Tuesday.
Bangladesh skipper Jamal, midfielder Biplu Ahmed and left-returning Rahmat Mia, all three of whom manufactured Jamie Day's starting eleven against Afghanistan and India, will skip the upcoming meet against Oman (June 15) because of suspension. Two yellowish cards during the period of the campaign lead to a one-match suspension and all three found their second against India.
Midfielder Mashuk Mia Johny, meanwhile, sustained an injury against India and supervisor Iqbal Hossen said he might also miss the upcoming video game. "We do the MRI on Johny. The physician has encouraged him to rest for two weeks. He may miss the next meet against Oman."
Star midfielder Sohel Rana flew back to Bangladesh yesterday after picking right up a personal injury in the primary game found in Qatar against Afghanistan that ruled him away for four weeks.
Each one of these suspensions and accidents mean Jamie Time is left with 17 outfielders and four times to prepare for the meet against the group's second-placed group, Oman. The trainer had played with quite a number of youngsters through the Three Nations Glass in Nepal and advised that some of these players may very likely be used now.
"It had been impossible before all of the accidents and suspensions. The good thing that I did was participating in some footballers in Nepal to provide them international knowledge," Jamie said.
The British coach sounded confident in the squad's capability to adjust to his system. "They all know the machine. That's what we focus on consistently. But you're participating in a team on the amount of Qatar with nine players missing," he added, "Given that the players offer their finest like they have done last two game titles, no problems regardless of score."
Injured Biplu Ahmed conveyed his assist for the team. "Although some of us are going to be unable to take up the next meet, we are continuing training with the crew. The players who will be playing the match will try to help make the ideal of the ability and aim for an excellent result. We may also be on the floor to inspire them," the midfielder explained.