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Bangladesh beat India in SAFF U-20 Championship

Update : 28 Jul 2022, 10:14

Spirited Bangladesh U-20 national football team beat their Indian rivals by 2-1 goals in the SAFF U-20 Championship held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India on July 22.

With the two successive wins in the championship, Bangladesh not only moved top of the table with six points but also brighten their chance of playing the final of the tournament.

In the proceeding, forward Piyash Ahmmed Nova scored both the goals for Bangladesh while Gurkirah Singh netted for India. All the three goals came in the first half.

Piyash put Bangladesh ahead in the 29th minute with a perfect left footer placing shot from the close range after utilizing a long pass from Imran Khan.    

The hosts however staged a fought back in the match as Gurkirah Singh restored the parity in the 35th minute of the match.

Piyash scored the second goal for Bangladesh in the 45th minute from a spot kick.

Earlier, Bangladesh managed a hard-fought solitary goal victory over Sri Lanka, courtesy of Mirazul Islam's all-important goal in the 71st minute of the match, in their tournament opening match.

In the remaining matches, Bangladesh will meet the Maldives on July 29 and compete against Nepal on August 2. All the matches will be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

The top two teams will qualify for the final which will be held on August 5.

A total of five teams - defending champions India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives - are taking part in the tournament which is being held in round robin league basis.

Bangladesh U-20 squad - Mohammad Emon, Mohammad Asif, Shanto Kumar Ray, Tanvir Hossain, Imran Khan, Ashikur Rahman, Samuel Raksam, Shahin Ahammad, Rajon Hawladar, Azizul Hoque Ananto, Sirajul Islam Rana, Sojol Tripura, Nazmul Huda Faysal, Akkas Ali, Mojibor Rahman Jony, Moinul Islam Moin,
Shahidul Islam, Mohammad Nahian, Mursed Ali, Rafiqul Islam, Sajed Hasan Jummon, Piyash Ahmmed Nova and Miraj Islam.

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