Bahrain: BFA Appoint Croatian Talajic As National Football Team Coach

The Bahrain Football Association (BFA) has appointed the Croatian Dragan Talajic as head coach of the national football team.

The appointment of the Croatian coach to head the technical management of the national team is based on the recommendation issued by the National Teams Committee, which was approved by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Vice President of BFA.

Bahrain are second in Group H of the Asian qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup on three points after two matches. They are three points behind leaders UAE who beat them 2-0 in November.

Bahrain visit Nepal in their next qualifying match on March 21 before the reverse fixture five days later.

The Board of Directors approved the recommendation of the National Teams Committee to form the administrative staff for the first national team, with Mahmoud Riad as the manager and Ahmed Malallah and Arhama Al Thawadi as the administrators.



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