Bangladesh will compete in Group E in the second round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Oman, India, Afghanistan and World Cup hosts Qatar are the other members of Group E.
Top 40 member associations of AFC have been drawn into eight groups of five teams and who will compete in a double round-robin format, with matches to be held from 5 September 2019 to 9 June 2020.
Bangladesh will begin their qualifying campaign with an away match against Afghanistan on September 10, 2019.
Here’s the full fixture of Bangladesh for the second round of FIFA and AFC joint qualifiers:
A total of 12 teams (the group winners and the four best runners-up) will advance to the AFC Asian Cup China PR 2023 and the final round of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The four best teams in the final qualifying round will secure a spot at the global showpiece, with a fifth team going through to the intercontinental play offs (Qatar are not permitted to advance to the final qualifying round because, as hosts, they have already qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022).
If Qatar tops Group E, then seven other group champions and top 5 runners-up will qualify for the final qualifying round.
Notably, Bangladesh secured a spot in this second round of qualifiers by beating Laos 1-0 in the pre-qualifying stage.
The road to Qatar is set to come to a close in March 2022. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will kick off on 21 November, with the final scheduled for 18 December.