Bangabandhu Gold Cup, the most prestigious international football event in Bangladesh, named after the Father of the Nation BangabandhuÂ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the event hosted by Bangladesh Football Federation. The Top Bangladeshi title “Bangabandhu” means "Friend of Bangladesh".
Bangabandhu Gold Cup 2016, the fourth edition of the tournament, is scheduled on January 8- 20.
Malaysia are the defending champions.
Eight teams are taking part in the tournament.
Nepal are grouped with hosts Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and defending champions Malaysia in group A of Bangabandhu Gold Cup 2016.
Bangladesh U23, Bahrain , Cambodia and Maldives are pitted in group B.