22 Sep 2023, 20:42

Women's football team makes losing start in Asian Games

HANGZHOU, Sept 22, 2023 (BSS)- As expected Bangladesh women's football team

made a losing start in the 19th South Asian Games football after a massive 8-
0 goal defeat to former world champions Japan in their pool D opening match
held today (Friday) Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

In the day's match, Chiba Remina, Tanikawa and Sakakibara Kotana scored a
brace each in the 7th and 15th and 8th and 77th and 56th and 82nd minutes
respectively while they were well supported by Shiokoshi, Hijikata who netted
one goal each in the 45+1st and 47th minutes for the winning side in the one-
sided affairs.

Bangladesh, which ranked 142 in women's FIFA ranking, pitted in pool D along
with Japan (ranked 8), Vietnam (ranked 34) and Nepal (ranked 101), will play
their group second match against upper ranked Vietnam on September 25 and
play their last group match against Nepal on September 28.

All the matches will be held on Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

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