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Bangladesh suffer defeat in SAFF U-16 final

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 11 September, 2023 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh conceded a 0-2 goals defeat to India in the final of the SAFF U-16 Championship 2023 at the Changlimithang Stadium in Bhutan on Sunday.

Forward Bharat Lairenjam scored with a right-footer off a pass from midfielder Levis Zangminlun in the eighth minute while Levis sealed the fate with a left-footer in the 74th minute.

It was the fifth time India won the age level competition. They previously won the meet in 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2022.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh earlier clinched the title two times respectively in 2015 and 2018.

Bangladesh earlier confirmed their final berth after beating Group B champions Pakistan by 2-1 in the semifinal.

They started their campaign with a 0-1 loss against India but made a comeback with a 1-0 goal win over Nepal in the last Group A match. 

India remained unbeaten throughout the tournament as they won all their four games.

The Bangladesh team will return home today.