Women’s football team makes losing start in Asian Games

As expected Bangladesh women’s football team made a losing start in the 19th South Asian Games football after a massive 8-0 goal defeat to former world champions Japan in their pool D opening match held today (Friday) Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

In the day’s match, Chiba Remina, Tanikawa and Sakakibara Kotana scored a brace each in the 7th and 15th and 8th and 77th and 56th and 82nd minutes respectively while they were well supported by Shiokoshi, Hijikata who netted one goal each in the 45+1st and 47th minutes for the winning side in the one-sided affairs.

Bangladesh, which ranked 142 in women’s FIFA ranking, pitted in pool D along with Japan (ranked 8), Vietnam (ranked 34) and Nepal (ranked 101), will play their group second match against upper ranked Vietnam on September 25 and play their last group match against Nepal on September 28.

All the matches will be held on Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

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