Bangladesh face hosts Nepal today in their last group match of the inaugural SAFF Under-19 football Championship in Kathmandu, hoping to avoid mighty India in the semi-final.
Both Bangladesh and Nepal confirmed of their places in the semi-final from Group-B after convincing wins over Bhutan in their respective opening games.As a result, today’s encounter between the two sides turned into a battle of group decider and the winner will evade India, who beat Afghanistan 2-0 on Sunday to become champions in Group-A.
The match will kick-off at 3:45pm Bangladesh time at the All Nepal Football Association Complex.
Even though Bangladesh managed a comfortable 2-0 win over Bhutan on Saturday coach Saiful Bari Titu was not happy with the way his team played.
‘We wasted many chances in the latter half,’ Titu said over the phone on Sunday.
‘The result could have been 4-0 but it did not happen due to some silly mistakes.’
Titu put the hosts ahead before facing them in their own ground.
‘They are technically better than us and they used to play 4-4-2 formation so we have to stop both of their strikers.’
-With New Age input