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Sk Russel face Sk Jamal in crucial group match today

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  • 5 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Sk Russel face Sk Jamal in crucial group match today

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Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited will play against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited in a crucial match of the ongoing Independence Cup today at the Bir Sherestha Shaheed Sepoy Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur at 6:00pm.

Sheikh Russel are currently at the top of the points table of their four-team group with 6 points from two wins. They beat Uttar Baridhara Club and Air Force Football Team by 1-0 and 2-0 goals in their first two matches.

The last Independence Cup runners-up team have already confirmed their place into the knockout phase. The day’s match will decide their place.  

Ahead of today’s game, Sheikh Russel’s young forward Mohammad Jewel told the reporters that they want to be group champions. “We want to be the champions of the group. So, the match is equally important for us. It will be a tough match against them (Sheikh Jamal). But our first target is to win the match as we have good preparations ahead of the match,” Jewel said.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Jamal are at the second slot of the table with 4 points from one win and a draw. Sheikh Jamal beat Air Force by 3-0 goals but played a goalless draw with Uttar Baridhara. They need at least one point against Sheikh Russel to enter into the quarterfinals of the tournament. In the day’s other match, Uttar Baridhara will take on Air Force at the same venue at 4:00pm. Baridhara have one point from one draw, if they beat Air Force they will have 4 points.

If Sheikh Jamal lose to Sheikh Russel and Uttar Baridhara win against their opponents, both Sheikh Jamal and Uttar Baridhara will have the same 4 points, then the group runners-up will be decided through the goal differences.