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Booters’ final hope shattered

Published : 17 Nov 2021 07:05 PM | Updated : 19 Nov 2021 03:40 PM

Bangladesh’s hope of playing final of the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Trophy four nations international tournament shattered when they suffered a 1-2 goal defeat to host Sri Lanka in their last match of the tournament held Tuesday night at Racecourse ground in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Despite standing at the comfortable position in the points table with four points, Bangladesh needed only one point to go into the final, but they failed to snatch the point from Sri Lanka who showed good brand of football and ensured their ticket of final, fully utilizing their home ground advantage.

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With the day’s win, the host side will now play the final match against Seychelles who earlier confirmed their ticket of final as the first team eliminating  the Maldives after playing to a goalless draw in the first match of the day.

The final of the tournament will be held on Friday (November 19) at the same venue.

In the day’s match, forward Ahmed Waseem Razeek opened an account scoring the first goal for Sri Lanka in the 25th minute while after the breather substitute Jewel Rana restored the parity for Bangladesh in the 70th minute of the match.

Razeek sealed the victory scoring his second goal for Sri Lanka converting a spot kick in the 90th minute braking the heart of Bangladesh.

After conceding the second goal, Bangladesh could not come back in the match in the remaining proceeding and they had to leave the field with the disappointing result.

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