Bangladesh U-18 girls practicing before the final match against Nepal. Photo: BFF
Motivated Bangladesh U-18 national women’s football team take on their Nepalese counterpart in the title deciding match of the SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship scheduled to be held on Sunday at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan.
The match kicks off at 7 pm (BST) after the third place deciding match between India and Bhutan at 4 pm at the same venue.
Earlier, Bangladesh riding on Mossammat Sirat Jahan’s double hat-trick with seven goals, crushed Pakistan by 17-0 goals in their group opening match and inflicted a 2-1 goal defeat on Nepal to emerge as group B top in their second match.
The girls in red and green got the ticket of final beating host Bhutan by 4-0 goals in the second semi-final.
On the other hand, Nepal dumped Pakistan by 12-0 in their group B opening match but lost to Bangladesh by 1-2 in their second match to finish group B runners-up.
However, the Himalaya Kingdom confirmed their final spot beating strong India by 3-1 goals in penalty shoot out in the keenly contested first semi-final.
Bangladesh U-18 squad: Mahmuda Akter, Rupa Chakma, Ruksana Begum, Masura Parvin, Sheuli Azim, Mossammat Akhi Khatun, Sajada Khatun, Shamsunnahar, Anai Mogini, Nazma, Ritu Porna Chakma, Nilufa Yesmin Nila, Maria Manda, Mosammat Mishrat Jahan Moushumi, Mosammat Ishrat Jahan Ratna, Monika Chakma, Marzia, Sanjida Akhter, Tohura Khatun, Mosammat Sirat Jahan Shopna, Srimoti Krashnarani Sarkar, Mosammat Razia Khatun and Anuching Mogini.