Bangladesh’s hope of playing final of the Four Nations Invitational Tournament shattered when they suffered a 1-2 goal defeat to the host Sri Lanka in their last match of the tournament at Race Course International Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday night.
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 utilising their home ground advantage.
In the day’s match, forward Ahmed Waseem Razeek opened an account scoring the first goal for Sri Lanka in the 25th minute of the game while after the breather substitute Jewel Rana restored the parity for Bangladesh in the 71st minute of the match.
Razeek sealed the victory scoring his second goal for Sri Lanka converting a spot kick in the 91st minute of the match.
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.