AFC U-19 Qualifiers

Bangladesh youth hold upper-ranked Jordan

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Players of Bangladesh Under-19 team. Photo: BFFBangladesh Under-19 men's football shared a point with Jordan after battling to a 1-1 draw in their second group match of AFC U-19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Manama on Friday, reports UNB.

With the day's feat, Bangladesh opened their account securing one point from two matches with one draw and one defeat. Jordan are now the top of the table with four points from two matches with one win and one draw.

Jordinian captain Danial Ahmed Afaneh scored for his side. Bangladeshi captain cum defender Yeasin Arafat equalised for Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi booters made several good attempts against Jordan from the beginning.

Despite maintaining a compact defensive approach, Bangladesh conceded a goal in just a few seconds before the half-time.

Afaneh scored a stoppage-time penalty (46th minute) to give his side a 1-0 lead.

Bangladesh started to play attacking football in the 2nd half and finally had a breakthrough in the 74th minute when Arafat scored with a header off a long throw-in by defender Kazi Rahad Mia (1-1).

Maraz Hossain of Bangladesh and Mahmud Abu Taha of Jordan got yellow cards in the match.

Bangladesh, placed in Group E with Jordan, Bhutan and hosts Bahrain, will play the last match against Bhutan on 10 November at the same venue.

Bangladeshi booters started their campaign conceding 0-3 goals defeat against hosts Bahrain at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Manama on Wednesday last.

Bangladesh: Sadekujaman Fahim, Yeasin Arafat, Tanbir Hossain, Kazi Rahad Mia, Maraz Hossain, Dipok Roy (Foysal Ahmed Fahim-83rd), Amir Khan Bappy, Uttam Roy (Jamir Uddin-88th), Md Mohiuddin, Mohammad Ridoy, Fahim Morshed (Emon Ali-57th).

Jordan: Ahmad Juaidi, Danial Afaneh, Al Aramshah, Mahmud Abu Taha, Sief Addeen (Ahmad Al Aqrabawi-77th), Waseem Wasef, Jehad Semreen, Yousef Abdallah, Faisal Abushanab, Mustafa Aljabari, Reziq Banihani (Adel Alqeisi-70th).


Editor & publisher: Matiur Rahman.
Pragati Insurance Bhaban, 20-21, Karwan Bazar, Dhaka - 1215
Phone: 8180078-81, Fax: 9130496, E-mail: