ISLAMABAD - Pakistan national football team is taking part in a very significant training camp at Jinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Board, in order to get prepared for the World Cup qualifying round's first leg match against Bangladesh on June 29 in Dhaka. The return leg will be played in Pakistan on July 3. Pakistan football team's camp was earlier scheduled to be held in Lahore but due to extremely hot weather and excessive load-shedding, the team management decided to shift it to the federal capital. Talking to TheNation, Tariq Lutfi, the head coach, said: "We have shifted the national camp to capital for two main reasons; first the weather forced us to take this step and the second and most important is that the team will be able to play matches against tough opponents like KRL, PAF and Pakistan Army which will give the lads extra time to prepare them for the crucial BD tie." Lutfi said although Bangladesh was ranked better than Pakistan team in world rankings but "We are still quite hopeful that the lads will come up to the expectations of the nation and will return as victors from BD to take advantage in the second home leg tie." He added that if Pakistan managed to beat Bangladesh in the first round, they would have to play second round qualifying matches against Lebanon. M Aslam, the goalkeeping coach, while talking to this scribe said: "The boys have been trained very hard and we have selected 23 players out of 30 and by virtue of their performances in the upcoming friendly matches we will select the final squad." Unlike past, this time the morale of boys is very high and they are prepared to go extra mile to achieve their goal to beat Bangladesh at their own soil and go for the second leg, he said.