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Bangladesh go down 1-0 to Myanmar in opener

September 20, 2023 00:00:00

A suicidal goal by defender Hasan Murad forced Bangladesh men's football team to start their 19th Asian Games Men's Football campaign with a 0-1 goal defeat to neighbouring Myanmar in Group A opener at the Xiaoshan Sports Center Stadium in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Tuesday afternoon, reports UNB.

Although the Hangzhou Asian Games will officially be inaugurated on September 23, but the men's football competition started on Tuesday, three days ahead of the meet's opening ceremony.

Bangladesh defender Hasan Murad Tipu scored a suicidal goal in the 68th minute by heading the ball to his own net while he was trying to foil a left wing attempt of Myanmar (1-0). Two Bangladesh attempts were denied by woodwork while two other attempts were brilliantly tackled by Myanmar custodian in the match.

Myanmar were restricted to 10-man in the 76th minute as their defender Zwe Khant Min got marching order after receiving the 2nd yellow card for making a foul, but Bangladesh failed to take its fruit.

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