Bangladesh U-19 national football team will start their SAFF U-19 Championship campaign with facing the defending champions India in their group opening match scheduled to be held today at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu at 2.45 pm (BST).
Bangladesh were drawn in theGroup B along with India and Bhutan while group A comprised with host Nepal, Maldives and Pakistan.
Bangladesh will play their group second and ultimate group last match against Bhutan on September 23.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semifinal which will take place on September 27 while the final is slated for September 30.
All the matches will be played at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu.
Bangladesh U-19 team - Md Asif, Sohanur Rahman, Ismail Hossain Mahin, Md Rostom Islam Dukhu Mia, Md Imran Khan (vice captain), Parvej Ahmed, Md. Rubel Sheikh, Mohammad Azizul Hoque Ananto, Sirajul Islam Rana, Md. Moinul Islam Moin (captain), Md. Akmol Hossan Noyon, Samuel Raksam, Chandon Roy, Mohsin Ahmed, Iftiar Hossain, Sojol Tripura, Md Insan Hossain, Razu Ahmed Zisan, Anik Debbarma Suban, Md Rabby Hossen Rahul, Md Rahmat Ullah Jisan, Asadul Molla and Md Yousuf Ali.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh national Under-23 team will also take on India in the Asian Games today.
Bangladesh, who were very much unfortunate to begin their campaign with a defeat after conceding an own goal against Myanmar, will play their second match.
It will be also the second match for India when they played their first match against the host China and suffered a humiliating 5-1 defeat.