SAFF U-19 Women's Championship: Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka 12-0, set up final date with India
Own representative, Dhaka, December 20: Bangladesh's weakest opponent in the last match of the SAFF Under-19 Women's Championship League was Sri Lanka. That is why Bangladesh coach Golam Rabbani made the XI against the Lankans, leaving out four key players - Monica Chakma, Tahura Khatun, Anai Mogini and Shamsunnahar Jr.
Excluding important players, he made a bet against Sri Lanka. Maria-Akhi gang secured the final from the top by defeating Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 12-0 goals. The hosts went ahead 4-0 in the first half and scored 8 more goals in the second half. This is the biggest margin of victory in this tournament.
Afida Khatun and Shahed Akhter Ripa scored hat-tricks. Rituparna Chakma scored a pair of goals. Akhi Khatun, Anuching Magini, Unnati Khatun and Swapna Rani scored the remaining goals.
Bangladesh-India will meet in the final on December 22 at 7 pm. Bangladesh defeated India 1-0 in the league stage. Despite losing to India, Nepal was watching the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. If Sri Lanka won, they would play the final with India. But the farewell bell has rung for the last runners-up Nepal in the victory of Bangladesh.