National head coach Jamie Day’s ‘different tactics’ proved worthless as Bangladesh failed to avoid a 0-2 goals defeat against Palestine in their first match of the ongoing Three Nations Cup, held at Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, also known as Spartak Stadium, in Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek on Sunday night.
Layth Kharoub and Yaser Hamd struck one goal each for Palestine, with the assists of Mahmoud Eid, in the 33rd and 46th minutes respectively.
The men in red and green conceded the second goal in the beginning of the second half. Again, Eid sent the ball from the right flank to Yaser who smartly headed the ball into the net (2-0).
The men in red and green, who are playing in the competition as a part of their preparations for upcoming SAFF Championship, appeared on the field five defenders, four midfielders and one forward. Jamie took the formation 3-4-3 instead of his traditional 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-4-1 formations.
The 188th ranked Bangladesh earlier played a total of five international matches against the 102 ranked Palestine. The first match between two teams ended 1-1 draw in 2006 while the men in red and green conceded 2-0, 1-0, 2-0 2-0 defeats in the last three matches in 2011, 2013, 2018 and 2020.
However, the team will play their next match against hosts Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday at the same venue and will end the campaign with an international friendly match against the Kyrgyzstan U-23s on September 9.