FIFA World Cup champions Argentina led by Messi likely to visit Bangladesh in June

Xtra Time Web Desk: If things go accordingly then football crazy Bangladesh fans will witness FIFA World Cup champion Argentina team led by Lionel Messi in June. The Argentine team will play a FIFA friendly match according to Bangladesh Football Federation President Kazi Salahuddin.

The Albiceleste won the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar during which the craze for Messi and his team among Bangladesh fans made headlines in global media. During the World Cup, talks on bringing the champions to Bangladesh started gaining momentum as the BFF also made its own effort after the tournament, which is finally seeing the light.

The venue will be Bangabandhu National Stadium which is currently undergoing renovation work. Salahuddin said the National Sports Council agreed to finish the remaining work by June.

Talks are on to finalize Argentina’s opponents for the FIFA friendly. It is either going to be Japan or Morocco.

BAFUFE has called a press conference on Wednesday to inform the details of the much-anticipated tour of the world champions.

This will be the second visit by the Argentina football team to Bangladesh. Last time Argentina played a FIFA friendly was against Nigeria in front of packed Bangabandhu National Stadium on September 6, 2011. Argentina won the match 3-1.