Bangabandhu Gold Cup kicks off today


Bangladesh take on strong Palestine in a lone group A opening match of the prestigious Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football tournament scheduled to be held today at Bangabandhu National Stadium. The match kicks off at 5 pm, BSS reports. State-owned Bangladesh Television, private satellite channel RTV and Bangla TV will telecast live the match while online broadcaster Mychujoo will provide live commentary. All the matches will kick off at 5 pm.

Bangladesh will lay their second and group last match against Sri Lanka on January 19. It will be the sixth edition the prestigious tournament is going to be held with the participation of six countries divided into two groups. Palestine team is the defending champions of the tournament.Hosts Bangladesh have been pitted in group A along with Palestine and Sri Lanka while the group B consist with Burundi, Mauritius and Seychelles.

Palestine are the highest ranked (106) side in the tournament, followed by Burundi (151), Mauritius (172), Bangladesh (187), Seychelles (200) and Sri Lanka (205). The Bangladesh Football Federation has completed all the preparation to make the event a success. Palestine, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Seychelles are already in city to participate in the tournament while Burundi football team is expected to arrive today.