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FIFA International Friendly Series
Bangladesh frustrates fans
Mahtab Uddin
Publish Date : 2014-10-25,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 10
Bangladesh National Football team failed to fulfil the expectation of at least 25 thousand spectators at the gallery and thousands fans over the country after their heart throbbing first meet of the two-match series of the FIFA International friendly series against Sri Lanka team was resulted in 1-1 draw at the Shams Ul Huda Stadium in Jessore on Friday.
Since it was the first ever international match in Jessore, people from all walk gathered in the stadium to become a part of the history.
It was known in earlier that about 15 thousand tickets were sold before the match when the stadium's capacity is 11,780. But the total number was increased within a few minute of the match begin when about more than ten thousand spectators entered the stadium by force. It was observed that at least half of the total amount of the people gathered in the stadium had remained in the outside of the stadium due to the pressure of a huge amount of people in there.
The Red and Greens succeed to make the huge amount of spectators happy in the 16th minute of the match. Bangladesh striker Jahid Hasan Ameli headed on a flight of defender Yeamin Ahmed Chowdhury Munna from the edge of small box to take the lead.
The Lankans levelled the margin in the 29th minute with their vice captain N. Roshan curved a free kick and fired the Bengal net.
Bangladesh was near to take lead again shortly before the short whistle. Defender Mohammad Nasir Uddin Chowdhury forward the ball to the onrushing Bangladesh striker Jahid Hasan Ameli in the middle of the box while Ameli took head on it to sent home but Sri Lanka custodian stopped the ball at the right time.
Although both the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka boys tried to go forward in the barren second half, eventually none were avail to escape the stalemate before the long whistle.

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