Defending champions Bangladesh reached Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal Monday morning to participate in the SAFF Under-15 Championship 2019.
The South Asian junior age-level competition will be held at the Kalyani Stadium there from Aug 21-31. Five countries are taking part.The team checked in at the Dolphin Place Hotel in Kalyani.
Bangladesh will take on Bhutan in their opening match on August 23, then play Sri Lanka on August 25, Nepal on August 27 and hosts India on August 29. All five teams will play each other once in the first round.
Top two teams will qualify for the final on August 31.
Bangladesh clinched their first title of SAFF Under-15 Championship beating India in penalty shootout (4-2) in the final at the Sylhet District Stadium in 2015, and their 2nd title beating Pakistan, also in penalty shootout (3-2) in the final at ANFA Complex in Kathmandu in 2018, the last edition.
Bangladesh U-15 team : Md Rakibul Islam, Al Mirad, Md Alamin Rahman, Sayed Nayeem Ahmed, Md Pias Ahmmed Nova, Shahin Molla, Mehdi Hasan Srabon, Apurbo Mali, Shuvo Sarkar, Munna Ahmed, Md Emon Islam Babu, Md Arifur Rahman Raju, Sirajul Islam Rana, Md Rabby Hosen, Sajed Hasan Jummon Nijum, Mohammad Azizul Hoque Ananto, Kazirul Islam Hridoy, Jayanto Lal, Md Sabbir Gazi, Md Golam Rabby, Md Badsha Mia, Md Rahib Hossain, Jony Sikder.