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Independence Cup’s semis to be held today

Published : 13 Dec 2021 08:22 PM | Updated : 19 Dec 2021 05:16 PM

Both the semifinals of the Independence Cup Football will be held on Tuesday at Birshreshtha Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the city's Kamalapur area.

Abahani Limited, Dhaka will take on Saif Sporting Club in the first semifinal at 5.15 pm while Bashundhara Kings meet Bangladesh Police Football Club in the second semis that kicks off at 8 pm.

Earlier, on way to the semifinal, Abahani Limited, Dhaka, reached semifinal crushing 10 men Bangladesh Army Football team by 4-0 goals in the first quarterfinal while Saif Sporting Club confirmed their spot of last four when they beat 10 men Swadhinata Krira Sangha by 2-0 goals in the second quarterfinal.

On the other hand, Bangladesh Police Football Club reached semifinal when they beat Sheikh Russel Keira Chakra Club by 1-0 goal in the third quarterfinal while star-studded Bashundhara Kings dumped 10-man Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 4-0 goals in the fourth quarterfinal match.

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The traditional sky blue Dhanmondi outfit Abahani Limited, Dhaka maintained their supremacy in the group phase matches. They beat Swadhinata Krira Sangha by 2-1 goals in their first match and emerged group champions by defeating Rahmatganj Muslim and Friends Society by 3-1 goals in their second and last group A match of the competition.

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