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Sports - March 11, 2024

BD becomes champion by defeating India

SAFF U-16 Championship

Sports Correspondent : Bangladesh became champions after defeating India in SAFF U-16 Women’s Championship final. The final match ended in a 1-1 draw. Then Bangladesh won 3-2 in the tiebreaker.
Goalkeeper Yarjan Begum was the hero of Bangladesh’s victory in the tiebreaker. She turned away three of India’s five shots. Especially since India saved the last shot, Bangladesh was able to celebrate becoming the champion.
However, the start of the tiebreaker was not good for Bangladesh. Surbhi Akand Preeti, who took the first shot for the team, missed. Her shot was blocked by the Indian goalkeeper. The Indian coach changed the goalkeeper a minute before the end of the match for the tiebreaker. Bangladesh fell behind when India scored the first shot.
Yarjan Begum kept Bangladesh in the match by saving India’s second and third shots consecutively. On the other hand, Mariam and Thuini Marma scored to give Bangladesh a 2-1 lead. India scored in the fourth shot to level the scoreline again. Sathi Munda scored in Bangladesh’s fifth shot. India had to score in the fifth shot to stay in the game. Bangladesh became champions with a score line of 3-2 as the goalkeeper of Bangladesh saved the last shot.
India took the lead in the match in the first half of the earlier scheduled time. Bangladesh equalized the game in the second half. As there were no more goals, the match went to a tiebreaker.
Bangladesh and India won the SAF U-19 Championship in Dhaka’s Kamalapur last month. In that match too, the scoreline was 1-1 at the scheduled time. Both teams scored equal 11 goals in the tiebreaker. Later, the match commissioner accidentally tossed out of the rules. India won the toss and cheered. On the other hand, Bangladesh objected. Later the SAF authorities declared both the countries as joint champions.

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