In their Asian Games match yesterday at the Xiaoshan Sports Center Stadium in China, India defeated Bangladesh 1-0 thanks to a goal from prolific striker Sunil Chhetri, who converted an 85-minute penalty.
The last game for the Bangladesh Olympic squad will be against China, who lead the group, while India and Myanmar will face each other. However, two straight losses have all but eliminated the men in red and green from the tournament.
However, Javier Cabrera’s club still has a remote possibility of making it to the round of 16, because four third-place teams from six groups may still go on.
However, after a crushing loss to China, India was fortunate to emerge from the field with a thrilling victory—their fourth versus Bangladesh in the Asiad.
With the help of eight national players, Bangladesh was able to generate comparatively more opportunities. However, just like it did against Myanmar, Rahmat Mia made a serious mistake by fouling inside the box, and Bangladesh’s strikers wasted other excellent opportunities.
While we did miss five or six opportunities against Myanmar, it was fewer versus India. The coach of Bangladesh said, “To be honest, we could have won the game if we could have converted chances.”
Hong Kong is faced with tigers.
Medal-seekers The women’s cricket team from Bangladesh will play their first match of the season today at the Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket Field against Hong Kong in the quarterfinals. When the game starts, it will be at 12 p.m. Bangladeshi time.
Bangladesh is keen to get off to a good start against Hong Kong, having won silver medals in 2010 and 2014.
According to captain Nigar Sultana Joty, the Tigresses “have been in good shape.” “We trained for the Asian Games for a month in Sylhet, participated in a few practice games, and spent two days here getting ready. The team’s goal is to perform well, in my opinion,” she said.
As a result of the rain-related postponement of their quarterfinal matches, Pakistan and India advanced to the semifinals.
Lady booters facing up against Japan’s power
Today at 5:30 p.m. (Bangladesh time), the women’s football team from Bangladesh will play in their first-ever Asian Games versus Japan, the previous world champions. The match will take place at the Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center.
“We are up against a formidable Japan in our first-ever Asian Games. In order for us to play well against Japan, I want the support of my compatriots,” captain Sabina Khatun said.
The coach, Saiful Bari Titu, emphasized the stark differences between the two teams and said that the game would provide the defending SAFF champions a platform for development.
“I’ve told the girls not to worry about how the match turns out,” he remarked.