Bangladesh women confirmed the final after defeating India

SAFF U-16 Championship

SAFF U-16 Championship

In a thrilling encounter at the ANFA Sports Complex in Lalitpur on March 5, Bangladesh's U-16 women's football team emerged victorious against India, securing their spot in the SAFF U-16 Women's Championship final. The match showcased Bangladesh's prowess on the field as they defeated India 3-1, taking them to the top of the group with six points.

Match Highlights

The match kicked off with an early lead for Bangladesh, as Alpi Akter found the back of the net in the ninth minute. India fought back, with Anushka Kumari leveling the score in the 55th minute. However, Bangladesh regained control in the 78th minute when Surbhi Akand Prity scored a spectacular goal, showcasing her skill by outpacing defenders from midfield and beating the goalkeeper.

The red and green squad continued their dominance, sealing the victory in the 89th minute. Ananya's corner created chaos in the box, leading to Arpita Biswas striking a powerful shot past the goalkeeper. This goal further solidified Bangladesh's lead and demonstrated their superior performance throughout the match.

Current Standings and Final Berth

With six points from two matches, Bangladesh has secured the top spot in the group, guaranteeing their place in the SAFF U-16 Women's Championship final. The team's remarkable display of skill and teamwork has set the stage for an exciting final clash against Bhutan on March 8.

India, despite the setback, still has an opportunity to advance to the final. With three points from two matches, they must secure a victory in their upcoming game against Nepal to keep their championship hopes alive.

Bangladesh's U-16 women's football team has showcased exceptional talent and determination in the SAFF U-16 Women's Championship. Their convincing victory over India has not only secured their place in the final but also established them as a formidable force in the tournament. As they prepare to face Bhutan in their last group-stage match, anticipation is high for a thrilling championship final, where Bangladesh aims to clinch the title with their outstanding performance on the field.


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