FIFA WC Qualifier

Bangladesh go down fighting

Sports Correspondent

11 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh National Football Team put on a valiant show against Qatar as the Men in Maroon edged past Bangladesh by 2-0 goals at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital on Thursday.

It was the match of defence for Bangladesh as they were mostly focused on defending and they did it with all their might.

But despite the sensational defending, Bangladesh had to concede the first goal courtesy of sheer brilliance of Yusuf Abdurisag who took the opportunity of being unmarked to put in a small pass from the right wing into the nets on 28th minute of the match.

On the 34th minute of the match, Bangladesh lost a brilliant opportunity as Qatar goalie Saad Al Sheeb literally became the wall for their side fending off piercing attack by Bangladesh forward Nabib Newaz Ziban.

But in their counter attack, Yusuf Abdurisag attempted a brilliant bicycle kick which went flying over Bangladesh goal post.

Bangladesh’s attacks were piercing but not effective as they were halted by Qatar's defence.

But Qatar were not bogged down by the never ending attacks as their substitute forward Karim Boudiaf utilised a goal-line maelee to perfection on the second minute of extra-time to double their lead.