Bangladesh girls clinch SAFF U-18 title

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 20:52, Oct 07, 2018 | Updated : 21:29, Oct 07, 2018

Bangladesh girls have clinched the title of SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship.

The girls in red and green beat Nepal 1-0 in the final match at Changlimithang Stadium in Bhutan’s Thimpu on Sunday.
After a goal-less first half, Musura Parvin broke the deadlock scoring the all-important goal in the 49th minute and Bangladesh maintained their lead till the final whistle of the match.

Nepal, however, tried to fight back in the remaining proceeding but failed to restore the parity.

Earlier on the day, India finished the third in the tournament beating hosts Bhutan by a solitary goal scored by Devneta Roy in the 72nd minute in the third place deciding encounter held at the same venue.
Earlier, Bangladesh crushed Pakistan by 17-0 goals in their group opening match and inflicted a 2-1 goals defeat on Nepal to emerge 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 12-0 in their group B opening match but lost to Bangladesh 1-2 in their second match to finish group B runners-up.
The Himalaya Kingdom confirmed their final spot beating strong India by 3-1 goals in the penalty shootouts in the keenly contested first semi-final.