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Win against India will change Bangladesh football: Jamal

Win against India will change Bangladesh football: Jamal
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Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuyan on Monday said his team is relishing the challenge of producing an upset win against favourites India, something which...

Kolkata : Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuyan on Monday said his team is relishing the challenge of producing an upset win against favourites India, something which will give a big boost to the sport in the cricket-crazy country.

Bangladesh football is in dire need of investment and sponsorship as there is lack of academy, equipment and the league is also not properly structured.

Bhuyan is hoping to bring a change in Bangladesh football by outsmarting the hosts India in front of a sellout crowd at the Saltlake Stadium on Tuesday.

"If we win something will change in Bangladesh football. India have big companies supporting the sport but we lack in investment. So it's a great opportunity to change that by showcasing what we have and attract big investments," he said.

Bhuyan said his team is ready to break the hearts of home fans in their World Cup group qualifier. "No pressure on us, the pressure is on India as if they don't win the fans will be after them," he said.

"I am going to tell my boys to go there and give their best. But yes India are favourites. I am going to break the India hearts tomorrow," the Danish-born Bangladeshi captain said on the eve of the match.

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