Nilphamari ready for international football debut

Nilphamari: The Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari is all set to host its maiden international football match on Wednesday, August 29. The stadium will step into the world of international football with a FIFA friendly between hosts Bangladesh and visiting Sri Lanka. Bangladesh Television (BTV) and BTV World will telecast the match live which is set to kick off at 4:00pm on Wednesday. The people of Nilphamari cannot wait to see the national team in action in their backyard. The football craze in Nilphamari has reignited since the announcement of the FIFA friendly match. On Sunday, the tickets for the international friendly between the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was sold out within an hour after release. This will the first ever international football friendly match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Nilphamari stadium. Locals are hyped about the much anticipated match and the upcoming battle between the Tigers and the Lions are now the talk of the town. Niphamari District Sports council president and former National Football Team captain Arif Hossain told reporters that all 12,500 tickets were sold out within one hour in 11 designated bank branches. “People are waiting for the match with excitement,” he added. The sports official said a total of 21,359 tickets were released and the rest of it would be sold in Upazila and Union levels, while one thousand tickets are for women and 359 tickets are for VIPs.
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