AFC U19 Qualifiers: Bangladesh to face Uzbekistan Monday

AFC U19 Qualifiers: Bangladesh to face Uzbekistan Monday

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Dhaka -Bangladesh will face strong Uzbekistan in the five-team Group B match of the AFC Under-19 Championship Qualifiers at the at Hisor Central Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Monday.The match will begin at 3pm Bangladesh time.Bangladesh U19 team head coach Mahbub Hossain Roxy and national team head coach Andrew Ord both considered that their players are going to face a very strong opponent in their 3rd group match.“Andrew and I watch Uzbekistan’s fight against Maldives. They are physically, mentally stronger than us. We need to try to give our best to face Uzbekistan,” Mahbub Hossain said ahead of the match day on Sunday.”Uzbekistan is a world force team at age group level. They regularly have reaches knockout stages in U-20’s world cups. You have to believe in yourself and embrace the opportunity as anything is possible in football. Test yourselves and see how much progress we have made and how far we still have to go.” Andrew encouragingly said his boys’.Bangladesh beat Maldives by 1-0 goal with Mahbubur Rahman’s late goal in their 2nd match and played 0-0 draw against host Tajikistan in the 1st match.Table topper Uzbekistan won against Maldives 6-0 in their 2nd encounter after a 10-0 win against Sri Lanka in the 1st match.In their last group match, Bangladesh will play Sri Lanka on November 8.The ten group champion teams along with the five best runners-up of the 10 Asian groups will earn the rights play in the final round of the tournament.Bangladesh Under-19 team: Tutul Hossain Badsha, Saikat Mahmud, Monir Alam, Osai Mong Marma, Biplo Ahmed, Mahbubur Rahman, Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Md Shadhin, Isa Faysal, Jafar Iqbal, Riyadul Hasan, Rahim Uddin, Rahmat Mia, Pappu Hossain, Zahid Hasan Linkcon, Mahfuz Hasan Pritom, Bishwanath Ghosh, Anik Ghosh, Sohanur Rahman, Abu Shahed, Arifur Rahman, Monir Hossain and Foysal Ahmed Fahim.UNB news agency

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