Bangladesh confirm final berth of Men's AHF Cup

Bangladesh confirm final berth of Men’s AHF Cup


Dhaka – Bangladesh confirmed their final berth of the 5th Men’s Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Cup crushing Singapore by 8-0 goals in the first semifinal at the King’s Park Hockey Stadium in Hong Kong on Saturday.Bangladesh will face the winner of the 2nd semifinal either, Sri Lanka or the host Hong Kong in the eight-nation meet at the same venue at 5pm (Bangladesh time) on Sunday,UNB news agency reported.In the day’s semifinal, Bangladesh dominate the first half by 2-0 goals.Milon Hossain fired the net first for Bangladesh scoring a field goal in the 26 minutes, and then Roman Sarkar added another field goal 29 minute.Ashraful Islam struck two penalty corner goals in the 66th and 69th minutes in the 2nd half, while captain Rashel Mahmud Jimmy, Puskor Khisa Mimo and Krishna Kumar Das scored one field goal each in the 37th, 50th and 55th minutes respectively. Mamunur Rahman Chayan
scored a penalty corner goal 48minutes.This is the 5th consecutive win for Bangladesh against Singapore in any level of international hockey event while won last by 3-0 margin in the 2nd round of the Hockey World League in 2014.Earlier, Bangladesh sealed the semifinal spot as Pool A champion with all-win record, collecting nine points from three outings.On the way to semifinals berth Bangladesh outplayed Macau by 13-0 goals, following their victories against hosts Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei, both by 4-2 margin.Singapore reached the semifinal stage placing the 2nd in Pool B. They collected unbeaten seven points from three games having two wins and one draw.Singapore beat Thailand by 2-1 goals and Uzbekistan by 3-2 goals
while played a 3-3 draw against Sri Lanka.


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