Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to reach semis
Winning the must-win match against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have moved up to semi-final of the ongoing six-team Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament’ 2020.
Motin Mia scored two goals while Mohammad Ibrahim scored the other at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital.
The second and last Group A match started at 5:00pm on Sunday.
In their last match, Bangladesh, 187th in the FIFA Rankings, beat Sri Lanka, 205th, by 1-0 goal in the 13th South Asian Games Football at the Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu.
Sri Lanka 0 – 3 Bangladesh (Matin 17, 63, Ibrahim 84)
Sri Lanka: Prabath Ruwan Arunasiri; Sebamalainayakam Supan, Charitha Bandara Rathnayake, Herath Amith Kumara, Tharmakulanathan Kajakopan; James Edison Figurado, Dilip Suraj Peiris (Mohamed Shaheel 75’), Fernando Harsha, Mohamed Fazal, Sebamalainayagam Gnanaruban (Mohamed Zarwan 32’), Razeek Ahmed Waseem.
Bangladesh: Ashraful Islam Rana; Topu Barman, Riyadul Hasan, Rahmat Mia, Bishwanath Ghosh; Manik Hossain (Rakib Hossain 73’), Sohel Rana, Mohammad Ibrahim (Sushatnto Tripura 85’), Saad Uddin; Matin Miah, Mahbubur Rahman (Mamunul Islam 61’).