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AFC U-19 Championship Qualifier
Bangladesh target win today
Sports Reporter
Published :Sunday, 4 October, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 20

After Friday's 2-0 win over the Lankans, Bangladesh National Under-19 Football Team is now aiming for collecting three points more with a win against Bhutan today (Sunday) in a Group-A qualifier meet of the AFC Under-19 Championship.
Bangladesh coach Saiful Bari Titu is giving more importance to win rather than scoring series of goals. Bangladesh already got three points from the earlier win and now coach's target is to collect three more points to secure six points.
Bangladesh will have to be the champions or at least be among the best runner-ups if they wish to qualify for the final round of the event. Thus, the Bengal boys got no other alternative other than winning the match against Bhutan today.
"My boys made a few mistakes in the last match and repeating the same mistakes will be awful. They will have to keep in mind that it's very important to take control over the ball quickly after losing it. If the failed to do so then I'm afraid that Bhutan got at least two players who can utilise such an opportunity to score."
Also the coach was concerned about two national players in Bhutan team who would chance the game.
Bhutan, the Dragon Boys as an opponent will be tough enough. Yet they conceded a 7-0 defeat to the strong Uzbekistan in the opener, Bhutan boys were able to hold Uzbeks till the first 42 minute of the match.
Watching and analysing the Bhutan's last match, Titu has made his next game plane.
Bhutan coach Chokey Nima said, "Bangladesh as the host will get the advantage of the home ground, environment and local supporters. But my boys practiced a lot and they are hopeful to do better."
"If my boys can play the match against Bangladesh like they did in the first 40 minutes in the opener against the Uzbeks, then they would win the match."
Bangladesh has taken part in the very event for six times till now. They played the event in 1975 for the first time and in 2002 for the first time. Bangladesh had to left from the group stage all the time.

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