SAFF U-20 Championship: Bangladesh reach final

Jago News Desk Published: 2 August 2022, 07:27 PM | Updated: 2 August 2022, 09:17 PM
SAFF U-20 Championship: Bangladesh reach final

Bangladesh drew 1-1 with Nepal to reach the final of the SAFF U-20 Championship 2022 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar city of the Indian state of Odisha on Tuesday.

The final will be held on Friday (August 5) at the same venue. After a barren first half, Pias Ahmed Nova finally broke the deadlock scoring the first goal for Bangladesh in the 63rd minute while Niranjan Malla restored the parity for Nepal in the 68th minute of the match.

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 and defeated host India by 2-1 goals in their second match and overpowered the Maldives by 4-1 goals in their third match of the championship.

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.

Source: BSS