Bangladesh U-18 eve team face India in return match tomorrow

Defending champions Bangladesh women’s  football face host India in their crucial return match of SAFF U-18 Women’s  Championship scheduled to be held tomorrow (Friday) at JRD Tata Sports
Complex in Jamshedpur, India.

The match kicks off at 7.30 pm (BST).

Bangladesh secured six points from three matches while India, who are  much comfortable position in the point’s table, have nine points also from  three matches.

Bangladesh will have to cross an uphill task in their last match as the girls in red and green will not only have to win the match against India, but also have to maintain better goal difference to retain the title which is almost impossible.

While, India is needed only a draw to clinch the title of the championship.

Prior to the match, team’s coach Golam Robanni Choton however found  optimistic with the team.

Choton said: “The girls would play their last match of the tournament  against host India. I think if the girls able to give their best on the field tomorrow, then we can give everyone a competitive match against India and return home with a good margin of victory,” according to a message received here from Bangladesh Football Federation today.

The confident coach said since the girls been working hard for the last three months, so they have that ability and they would give their best effort, and return to the country with victory.

Earlier, Bangladesh got off to a winning start in the championship beating Nepal by 4-2 goals in their championship opening match, but suffered a fighting 0-1 defeat to host India in their second match and defeat Nepal by 2-1 goals in their return match.

While India thrashed Nepal by 7-0 drubbing, defeated Bangladesh by 1-0 goal and overpowered Nepal by 5-1 goals in their return match.

Bangladesh U-18 team: Rupna Chakma, Yasmin Akther, Etie Rani, Afeida Khandaker, Kohati Kisku, Shamsunnahar, Sohagi Kisku, Mst Eity Khatun, Nasrin Akter, Aanika Tanjum, Mst Joynob Bibi Rita, Mst Halima Akther, Rehena Akther, Sapna Rani, Mahfuza Khatun, Nouson Jahan, Shaheda Akter Ripa, Aklima Khatun, Surma Jannat, Unnoti Khatun, Lutfora Akter Lima, Nabiran Khatun and Miss Rupa.

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