AFC U-16 Women’s Champs: Bangladesh team reach Thailand

Dhaka – Bangladesh Under-16 Women’s Football team reached Thailand on Thursday to participate in the eight-nation AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2019 aiming to make a good start beating the hosts in the opener.

The qualifying meet for FIFA Under-17 Women World Cup 2020 will begin on September 15 at Chonburi Stadium. Ahead of the main competition, Bangladesh team will conduct a 10-day preparation camp in the Thai city.

During the preparatory camp, they will play three practice matches against two Thai clubs. The first two are against Chonburi FC Women’s team on September 6 and 9 while the other match against Kasetsart University Women’s team on September 11

Bangladesh were put in Group A alongside hosts Thailand, Japan and Australia while Group B comprises of defending champions North Korea, runners-up South Korea, China PR and Vietnam.

Bangladesh will start their campaign taking on hosts Thailand in the opening match on September 15 at Chonburi Stadium. Bangladesh will face Japan on September 18 and Australia on September 21, both at IPE Chonburi Stadium.

The champions and runners-up teams of the eight-team qualifying round will represent Asia alongside hosts India in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020.

Earlier on Tuesday, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) announced a 31-member squad, comprising of 23 booters and eight officials.

Bangladesh players: Mahmuda Akhter, Rupna Chakma, Yasmin Akther, Akhi Khatun (VC), Nazma, Anai Mogini, Nilufa Yesmin Nila, Ritu Porna Chakma, Maria Manda (C), Monika Chakma, Monne Akter, Laboni Akter, Sohagi Kisku, Sultana, Anuching Mogini, Nouson Jahan, Rehena Akther, Sheheda Akter Ripa, Shamsunnahar, Tohura Khatun, Shamsunnahar, Rojina Akther, Sajeda Khatun.UNB