Bangladesh’s dream shattered, Sri Lanka in the final

Four Nations Tournament

Tapu Varman missed the penalty by hitting the ball over the goal post.

Bangladesh’s dream of reaching the final of the four-nation football tournament was shattered by a 2-1 defeat against Sri Lanka. Jamal Bhuiyan took to the field with the equation that Bangladesh will go to the final only if they draw the match. But that dream did not come true.

The Bangladesh football team will face Sri Lanka at the Racecourse Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday at 9 pm. The racecourse was almost unsuitable for field play due to heavy rains. As it was the second match against him, the condition of the field was chaotic. Jamal Bhuiyan fell behind by 1 goal in the first half.

From the beginning of the game, Sri Lanka started attacking against Bangladesh. The hosts tested Zico in two minutes of the match. A long throw from the left side touched the head of Kavindo Ishan and came towards the net but Anisur Rahman Ziko took control of it. Bangladesh went on counter-attack in the next minute. Rahmat Miah’s long throw was headed by Tapu Varman but it was caught by the Sri Lankan goalkeeper.

However, the Sri Lankan attacks continued one after another. They created several goal opportunities. In the 26th minute, Wasim Rajek placed Jutler in the box. Goalkeeper Anisur Rahman Zico did not understand the nature of the ball. On that occasion, the ball got caught in the net of Bangladesh. However, Tapu Varman got a chance to return to equality. However, he could not use the great opportunity to return to the match.

Jamal Bhuiyan’s handball from the corner to save the attack of the Sri Lankan defender from the goal line. The referee showed a red card in addition to the penalty. Penalty shot taken by Bangladesh’s penalty specialist Tapu Varman goes far beyond the post. Bangladesh finished the first half 1-0 behind.

Sri Lanka continued to fight in the second half with ten men. Taking this opportunity, Jewel Rana equalized the team with a great goal in the 63rd minute.

But in the end all the dreams were shattered and a penalty was given. For Bangladesh, Tapu Varman missed the opportunity but the Sri Lankan footballer did not. Sri Lanka got a throw in in the 69th minute. That throw is handball in the box of Bangladesh. The referee ordered a penalty. Although the Bangladeshi footballers protested, the referee’s decision did not change. Sri Lanka beat Zico and scored the goal. Wasim Rajek scored a pair of goals for Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh left the field after losing 2-1 in the last whistle of the referee. Seychelles will face Sri Lanka in the final of the tournament.

(Dhaka Times / 16 November / ES)


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