Driven by consecutive wins at the SAFF U-20 Championship, Bangladesh are eager for all but securing the final landing as the red and blue boys face the Maldives in their third match at the stadium. Kalinga in Bhubaneswar, India today.
Nepal and Bangladesh, with six points from two games, sit at the top of the five-team group while Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives are yet to get ahead. However, India and Maldives played less than the rest.
Before the Bangladesh-Maldives match, Nepal met India. Any result other than victory in favor of India would confirm Bangladesh’s final stop with one game left to play against Nepal, as long as Paul Smalley wins over the Maldives.
“We are happy to have a good start, which we wanted before coming here,” captain Tanvir Hossain said in a video sent by the Bangladesh Football Federation.
“Our plan is still to go game by game and have already scored two wins in two matches, our main goal is to get to the final. The third match against Maldives is very important for us. . If we can win the Maldives, then we can hope to play the final.”