At the Bashundhara Kings Arena in Dhaka on Tuesday, the second leg of Bangladesh and Maldives’ World Cup preliminary qualification match resulted in a Bangladesh victory by a score of 2-1.
The victory allowed the men playing in red and green to advance to the group stage of the World Cup Qualifiers, where they were placed in Group I together with Lebanon, Palestine, and Australia. In this two-legged format, each side will play a total of six matches, hence Bangladesh will get to compete in a total of six matches.
Rakib Hossain, a forward for Bangladesh, broke the scoreless tie in the eleventh minute, while Ibrahim Aisham, a forward for the Maldives, scored an equaliser in the thirty-sixth minute.
After the score was at 1-1 at the end of the first half, winger Foysal Fahim gave Bangladesh the lead in the 46th minute.
Mohammad Sohel Rana was issued a red card in the 59th minute for failing to complete a tackle from behind, which led to Javier Cabrera’s charges suffering a setback. However, the charges of Javier Cabrera have experienced a setback as a result. But Jamal Bhuyan and his forces were able to maintain their lead and ultimately emerge victorious at their base.
The score after the first part of the match was 1-1.