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Sabina hat-trick fires Bangladesh to victory over Hong Kong in friendly

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 27 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Sabina hat-trick fires Bangladesh to victory over Hong Kong in friendly
Bangladesh national women’s football team players celebrate after scoring a goal against Hong Kong during their solitary friendly match at JAR Academy Training Ground in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sunday. — BFF PHOTO

A brilliant hat-trick by captain Sabina Khatun helped the touring Bangladesh national women’s football team earn a sensational 5-0 victory over Hong Kong in a friendly match at JAR Academy Training Ground in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sunday.

With the day’s victory, Tohura Khatun opened the score for Bangladesh in the 18th minute while Sabina Khatun made a hat-trick, scoring the remaining four goals in the 43rd, 53rd, 57th, and 85th minutes of the game. 

Bangladesh team found some relief after getting their well-deserved victory over higher-ranked Hong Kong as they showed a frustrating performance in the just-concluded Group G matches of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 qualifiers against Jordan and Iran in Tashkent last week. Bangladesh suffered a 0-5 defeat against both Jordan and Iran in Tashkent.