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Bangladesh players celebrates after SAF Games victory

Qualification history*
Affiliated to FIFA in 1976, Bangladesh have taken part in every FIFA World Cup™ qualifying competition since 1986 only to fail to progress to the latter stages. However, they have proved capable of springing a surprise or two, a fact borne out when they eliminated Pakistan 3-0 on aggregate to reach the next round on the road to Brazil 2014. There was unfortunately little to celebrate or the Bengal Tigers this time out, as a 1-1 draw at home to Tajikistan proved to be their only point during the campaign.