Bangladesh storm into Jr. SAFF final

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The Bangladesh U-16 national football stormed into the final of SAFF U-16 Championship beating Pakistan by 2-1 goals in the second semifinal held today (Friday) in Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Bangladesh will now play the final match against first semifinal winners’ India on Sunday (September 10) at the same venue.

India earlier confirmed their spot of final thrashing Maldives by 8-0 goals in the first semifinal.

In the day’s match, Murshed Ali and Abu Sayeed scored one goal each for Bangladesh in the 14th and 30th minutes respectively.

Earlier, Bangladesh made a losing start as they suffered a solitary goal defeat to defending champions India but bounced back to earn a lone goal victory over Nepal in their second match to finish group A runners-up.

While Pakistan beat Bhutan by 2-1 goals in their group opening match and defeated Maldives by 3-0 goals in their second group match to emerge group B top.

Bangladesh U-16 team – Md. Nahidul Islam GK, Md. Abdur Rahman GK, Md. Alif Rahman Imtiage GK, Ashikur Rahman DF, Md Ismail Hossen, Md. Abu Rayhan Shaown, Md. Delwar DF, Md Imadul Haque RB, Md Imran Khan RB,Md. Siam Omit LB, Sheikh Sangram LB, Md. Mithu Chowdhury LB, Md. Kamal Merdha MF, Abdullah Junaid Cishty MF, Arman Miah MF, Nazmul Huda Faysal (captain) MF, Md Abu Sayed FW, Mohammad Ripon FW, Md Mursed Ali FW, M H Mohibbullah FW, Md Manik FW, Salah Uddin Sahed FW and Swe Mong Sing Marma.