Bangladesh women's team suffered 2nd successive defeat in their first-ever debut in the Asian Games Women's Football losing to World Cup playing Vietnam by 6-1 goals on Monday. Bangladesh went down by 0-2 goals in their 2nd Group D match held at the Wenzhou Olympic Center Stadium in Hangzhou Monday afternoon. In their first appearance in continental meet, Bangladesh women conceded a humiliating 0-8 goals defeat against former world champions Japan last Friday. Asia Games Cricket: Bangladesh women win bronze beating Pakistan by 5 wickets After the day's match, Vietnam topped the Group D list with 2nd consecutive win securing full six points from straight two matches while Asian number team Japan followed the Vietnam collecting full three points from one match. Two other teams of Group D, Bangladesh and Nepal, are at the bottom without any point, playing two and one match respectively. In the remaining group D match, Bangladesh will play their well known sub-continental rivals Nepal on September 28. Asian Games Football: Bangladesh play out goalless draw with much higher-ranked China In the day's match, HY Pham put Vietnam ahead in the very 5th minute (1-0) while TTH Nguyen doubled the margin in the 34th minute (2-0). TD Tran scored the 3rd goal for Vietnam in the 65th minute (3-0), T Thi Bich Nguyen netted two quick goals for Vietnam in the 71st and 80th minutes respectively (5-0) while TT Thai scored the 6th goal for Vietnam in the 78th minute (6-0). Litton rested, Shanto to lead Bangladesh in 3rd ODI vs New Zealand Masura Parvin scored a consolation goal, the first goal for Bangladesh women's in the Asian Games Football in the 87th minute of the day's match from a penalty (6-1).
Bangladesh women's football team will leave the capital for Vietnam Monday afternoon to participate in the round-2 matches of the AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers, to be held in Hanoi from Sept 20-24. Bangladesh are in four- team Group D of the Asian youth women's soccer tournament with stronger Australia, hosts Vietnam and the Philippines. India clinch 8th Asia Cup title in dominant fashion Ruma Akter was named as captain of Bangladesh team while Joynob Bibi Rita made her deputy. The prospect and preparation of the Bangladesh team was disclosed at a pre-tour press conference held at the BFF conference room on Sunday. Sri Lanka bat first in Asia Cup final against India Team Manager M Nurul Islam Nuru, head coach Mahbubur Rahman Litu and captain Ruma Akter, among others, spoke on the occasion. In the group matches, Bangladesh will start their campaign taking on hosts Vietnam in one of the two opening day's matches on Wednesday (September 20) at 7 pm at the Yanmar field, Vietnam Youth Football Training Center in Hanoi. Chandika sees Tanzim as vital to Bangladesh’s World Cup lineup In the remaining group encounters, Bangladesh will face the Philippines on Friday (Sept 22) at 4 pm and will meet stronger Australia on Sunday (Sept 24) at 4 pm at the same venue.
Bangladesh will play the Philippines in their 3rd and last Group H match of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday (Sept 12) at the Chonburi Stadium in Thailand. The match between two lowly and pointless teams will kick-off at 3:30 pm. SAFF U-16 Champs: Bangladesh finish runners-up losing to India by 0-2 goals Bangladesh team have already eliminated from the four-nation Group H of the U-23 Asian Cup after suffering two consecutive defeats against stronger Malaysia and hosts Thailand. Bangladesh started their campaign in the AFC U-23 Qualifiers with 0-2 goals defeat against Malaysia in the opening Group match on Wednesday and suffered a 0-3 defeat against Thailand in the 2nd match on Saturday at the same venue . Ahead of the match against the Philippines, Bangladesh made their practices in Thailand Monday afternoon. AFC U-23 Asian Cup: Bangladesh suffers 2nd consecutive defeat losing to host Thailand After the 2nd round matches, both the Thailand and Malaysia topped group list securing full six points from two matches. But, hosts Thailand are ahead of the Malaysia in goal differences. However, the top two teams will face each other also on Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the same venue to decide the group champions. Neymar breaks Pele's Brazil goal-scoring record in 5-1 win in South American World Cup qualifying Bangladesh remained at the 3rd slot and the Philippines is in the 4th and last slot in the four- team fray without any point.
Coming from behind, Bangladesh played 1-1 draw with upper ranked Afghanistan in the 2nd and last match of the two-match FIFA Tier-1 International Friendly Football series in a rough and tough encounter at the Bashundhara Kings Arena here on Thursday. The match was locked in goalless position in a rain-soaked and keenly contested first half. Read : Bangladesh football team captain Jamal Bhuyan signs for Argentine Club Bangladesh national football team played the two-match FIFA international Friendly series against their 32 ranked upper Afghanistan national side as a part of their preparation for the next month' s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against the Maldives. After the match, the two match series between the two teams also ended in a draw. In the day's crucial match, striker Jabar Sharza put Afghanistan ahead in the 53rd minute of the match by a cool header from a goal-mouth melee, utilizing a corner kick of his mate (1-0). Incidentally, it was the first goal in the country's new international football venue --Bashundhara Kings Arena --which turned as an international venue last Sunday with first FIFA int'l friendly, also against Afghanistan. Read : Bangladesh Football Team Captain Jamal Bhuiyan becomes brand ambassador of National STEAM Olympiad 2023 Country's promising forward Shekh Morsalin, who spoiled a golden opportunity against Afghanistan in the last match, compensated his previous mistake scoring the match equaliser in the 63rd minute by pushing the ball to open net from a handshake distance , off a Bishwanath Ghosh cross from right wing (1-1). It was also the first goal for Bangladesh national team in the new venue --Bashundhara Kings Arena. After making the equaliser, Bangladesh team created strong pressure over Afghanistan one after another, but failed to change the fate of the match due to shakiness of the forwards as well as for the confident defense of Afghanistan. Read : Bangladesh Football team holds training ahead of Afghan challenge In the day's tense-packed match, Afghan coach Abdullah Al Mutahiri and Bangladesh' s Assistant Coach Hasan Al Mamun got matching order in the 23rd minute after receiving red cards for non-sportsman like behavior and for clashing with each other. Afghan mid-fielder Faysal Shayesteh got marching order in the added time of the match after receiving 2nd yellow card.
Bangladesh will play Pakistan in the second semifinal of the six-nation South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-16 Championship in Bhutan on Friday. The match between Group B champions Pakistan and Group A runners-up Bangladesh will kick off at 7 pm (Bangladesh time) at the Changlimithang Stadium in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu. Read : SAFF U-16 Champs: Bangladesh reach semifinal as India beat Nepal 1-0 Group A champions India will also play the first semifinal on Friday against the Group B runners-up Maldives, which booked a seat for the last four stages after eliminating hosts Bhutan 3-2 in the last group match on Wednesday. Earlier, India emerged Group A champions to reach the semifinal with an all-win record, securing six points from two straight matches, beating both Nepal and Bangladesh by a 1-0 equal goal margin. Bangladesh finished as Group A runners-up to qualify for the semifinal, collecting three points from two matches and beating Nepal by 1-0 goal after conceding 0-1 goal defeat against India. Read : AFC Cup Football: Mohun Bagan advance to group stage eliminating Dhaka Abahani Pakistan emerged Group B champions also with all- win record securing full six points from two group encounters after beating Bhutan by 2-1 goals and the Maldives by 3-0 goals. The Maldives managed a semifinal berth as group B runners, eliminating hosts Bhutan by a 3-2 goal in the last group match Wednesday evening. Ahead of Friday's semifinal, the Bangladesh team is due to make their final practices Thursday evening at the match venue. Read : Bangladesh football team captain Jamal Bhuyan signs for Argentine Club Earlier, Bangladesh was placed in the three-team stronger Group A with India and Nepal while Group B teams comprise the Maldives, Pakistan, and hosts Bhutan. The final match will be held on Sunday at the same venue.
Inter Miami failed to score for the first time since Lionel Messi joined the team, playing a scoreless draw with Nashville on Wednesday night. Messi failed to convert two free kick attempts in his first Major League Soccer match at home, and it was the first time during his Inter Miami tenure that he was kept off the score sheet. Read: Messi violates MLS media rules by not speaking with reporters after debut Inter Miami still earned a point in the standings as it looks to make a late-season playoff push. Miami entered the game 11 points shy of the MLS playoff line and needing to move up from 14th to ninth place to make the playoffs. Miami had won its previous nine matches as Messi's addition gave the team an immediate boost. He has scored 10 goals, including three multi-goal performances. Messi started the game Wednesday along with former Barcelona teammate Sergio Busquets after the two entered Miami's previous match against the New York Red Bulls in the 60th minute. Miami had no shots on goal Wednesay through the first 60 minutes as the team struggled to break through Nashville's defense. Messi attempted a free kick in the 60th minute after drawing a foul on Nashville's Dax McCarty, but the shot to the bottom-left corner was stopped by Elliot Panicco. Still, Inter Miami fans took out their phones to record the free kick, just in case the seven-time Ballon d'Or delivered another goal similar to the one in his debut — when he scored in the 94th minute to give Miami a win over Mexican Club Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup opener. Read: Messi converts PK, assists on 2 goals, leading Miami past MLS-best Cincinnati in US Open Cup semi Nahsville's Hany Mukhtar had a goal erased by an offside call in the 69th minute. Messi got another chance in the 83rd minute, but the shot bounced off the wall of defenders. The two teams met 10 days ago in the Leagues Cup final. Messi scored early in regulation and converted the first shot in penalty kicks, and Miami won after an 11-round penalty kick shootout for its first ever trophy. Read: Messi leads Inter Miami to first ever trophy in Leagues Cup final Messi and Inter Miami players posed with co-owner Jorge Mas on the field Wednesday with the Leagues Cup trophy for the first time in front of their home fans.
Bangladesh's U-16 football team reached Bhutan on Wednesday afternoon to compete in the six-nation South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-16 Championships to be held in Thimphu from September 2–10. All the players and officials of the Bangladesh team are in sound health in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu, and the team will start their practise session on Thursday after a recess on Wednesday. Read: Bangladesh U-16 Football team to fly Bhutan Wednesday to compete SAFF U-16 Champs But the fixture of the tournament has partly been changed in the dying moments, deferring a day, according to a BFF media release on Wednesday. Earlier, Bangladesh was placed in three-team stronger Group A with India and Nepal, while Group B teams comprise the Maldives, Pakistan, and hosts Bhutan. According to the revised fixture, Bangladesh will now play India on September 2 at 3pm local time instead of September 1, while they will meet Nepal on September 4 instead of Sept 3 at 7pm, both at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu. Read: Afghanistan Football team in Dhaka to play two FIFA Int'l Friendlies with Bangladesh After the group matches, the top two teams from each of the two groups will play in the semifinals on September 8 instead of September 7, while the final match will be held as per the previous schedule on September 10 at 6 pm. Bangladesh's team comprises 23 booters and seven officials. Members of the Bangladesh team: Goal Keeper: Nahidul Islam, Abdur Rahman, and Alif Rahman Imtiaz; Defenders: Ashiqur Rahman, Ismail Hossen, Abu Rayhan Shawon, Mohammad Delwar, Imdadul Haque, Imran Khan, Saim Omith, Sheikh Sangram and Mithu Chowdhury ; Midfielders: Kamal Mridha, Abdullah Junaid Chistry, Arman Miah and Nazmul Huda Faysal (Captain); Forwards: Abu Sayed, Mohammad Ripon, Murshed Ali,MH Mohibbullah, Mohammad Manik, Salahuddin Shahed and Swe Mong Sing Marma. Read: Jamal Bhuiyan leads Sol de Mayo to victory in memorable debut Team officials: Team Manager -Mohidur Rahman Miraj, Head Coach -Saifur Rahman Moni, Assistant Coach-Abul Hossain, Goal Keeping Coach- Shah Alam Tutul, Physio -KM Shakib, Team Doctor- Mohammad Atiquzzaman and Media Officer - Saeed Hasan.
Captain of Bangladesh Jamal Bhuyan guided his new Argentine club Sol de Mayo to victory on debut on Sunday, getting on the scoresheet too in the process. Also read : Bangladesh Football Team Captain Jamal Bhuiyan becomes brand ambassador of National STEAM Olympiad 2023 Jamal Bhuiyan was honoured with the captain's armband for his team in the Argentine Torneo Federal A League (3rd division league) match, as Sol de Mayo beat Germinal 2-1. Also read : Jamal Bhuiyan reach Kolkata to play I-League With this victory, Jamal's club Sol de Mayo advanced to 5th place in the nine-team league. He scored what turned out to be the winning goal for his team in the 81st minute from a penalty after his Argentine team mate Fernando Valdebenito opened the account in the first half. Germinal reduced the margin just three minutes before the final whistle. Also read : Bangladesh football captain Jamal Bhuiyan catches Covid-19 Sol de Mayo will play their next match against Olimpo at home on September 9. However, the Bangladesh captain is due to leave Argentina for Dhaka tonight (Monday night), in order to join the national team camp ahead of two friendlies at home against Afghanistan on September 4 and 7 .
Afghanistan national football team arrived in Dhaka Saturday night at 11:30 pm to play two FIFA Tier-1 International Friendly football matches against Bangladesh national team during FIFA window. Hosts Bangladesh will play two FIFA International Friendlies against touring Afghanistan on September 4 and 7, both at the Bashundhara Kings Arena in the capital as part of their preparation for the World Cup Qualifier against the Maldives in next October. Read: Bashundhara Kings recruit goalkeeper Asif spending Tk 1.3 million After taking a full day rest on Sunday, visiting Afghanistan team will start their practice from Monday. Bangladesh national team has already started training session at the Bashundhara Kings arena from last Monday (August 21). Captain of Bangladesh national football team Jamal Bhuyan, now in abroad, is expected join the national team camp on August 30. Earlier, the head coach of Bangladesh national football team Javier Cabrera picked up a 32-member preliminary squad for two matches against Afghanistan featuring two new faces --Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra's midfielder Dipok Roy and Azmpur Football Club's forward Sarwar Zaman Nipu. Read: Bangladesh Football team holds training ahead of Afghan challenge Preliminary of squad of Bangladesh: Goalkeepers: Anisur Rahman, Shahidul Alam, Mitul Marma and Pappu Hossain. Defenders: Bishwanath Ghosh, Topu Barman, Tariq Kazi, Rimon Hossain, Saad Uddin, Rahmat Mia, Alomgir Molla, Murad Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Isa Faysal and Atikuzzaman. Read: Bangladesh football team captain Jamal Bhuyan signs for Argentine Club Midfielders: Sohel Rana, Sheikh Morsalin, Mohammad Ridoy, Mohammad Sohel Rana, Abu Shaied, Mojubur Rahman Joni, Robiul Hasan and Jamal Bhuiyan Forwards: Rakib Hossain, Matin Mia, Sumon Reza, Faysal Ahmed Fahim, Dipok Roy, Aminur Rahman Sojib, Sarwar Zaman Nipu, Jafor Iqbal and Mohammad Ibrahim.
A 27-member Dhaka Abahani Limited reached Kolkata on Monday (Aug 21) without three key players to play Mohun Bagan Super Giant of Kolkata in a play-off match of the AFC Cup Football 2023-24. The six times Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champions and curren runners-up Dhaka Abahani Limited will face Kolkata giant Mohun Bagan Super Giant on Tuesday (Aug 22) at 7:30 pm Bangladesh time at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Also read : AFC Cup Football : Dhaka Abahani to fly for Kolkata Monday to play Mohun Bagan SG in play-off match The winners of the match will qualify for the final round (Group Stage) of the 19th edition of the Asia's secondary club football tournament, will begin on September 18. Dhaka Abahani, which reached Kolkata in two batches --- first batch in the morning and the 2nd batch at 12 noon, dropped their three key players -custodian Pritom, Alomgir Molla and Emon Babu for fever and injuries. Also read : Prospects of Bangladesh in 2023 Asia Cup ODI Tournament Earlier, Dhaka Abahani Limited has a plan to fly for Kolkata Sunday evening, but they are compelled to change schedule as they got Indian visa in late (Sunday afternoon). Abahani scheduled to make their first and only practice session at the match venue in Kolkata today (Monday) evening. Earlier in the preliminary round, Dhaka Abahani advanced to the play-off stage of the AFC Cup Football eliminating Club Eagles of the Maldives by 2-1 goals at the Sylhet District Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Also read : Messi leads Inter Miami to first ever trophy in Leagues Cup final On the other hand, Kolkata Mohun Club eliminated Machhindra FC of Kathmandu beating them by 3-1 goals at the Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium, also in the Wednesday evening. Dhaka Abahani and Kolkata Mohun Bagan Club faced each other on three occasions where Mohun Bagan Club enjoying upper hand beating Dhaka Abahani twice, both by 3-1 goals, while the remaining match ended in 1-1 draw. Ahead of the match, it was learnt that, the Mohan Bagan Club are in tense situation following inclusion of three foreign booters --Nigerian forward Ifegwu Ojukwu of Nigeria, St Vincent winger Cornelius Stewart and Brazilian defender Danilu-- in the Abahani line-up. Mohun Bagan officials assumed that the Abahani did not followed the proper process and guidelines to recruit the above three foreign players in their squad.