AIFF Media Team
BHUBANESWAR: Nepal and Bangladesh registered victories in their opening matches of the SAFF U-20 Championship which kicked-off at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Monday (July 25). While Nepal defeated Maldives 4-0 in the opener, Bangladesh scraped past Sri Lanka by a solitary goal in the other match of the day.
Dipesh Gurung gave Nepal the lead in the 42nd minute, while Sugam Suwal doubled the lead in the 57th minute. Kritish Chhunju scored the third goal in the 62nd minute, while Managya Nakarmi completed the rout in added time.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh rode on a 71st minute Mirajul Islam strike to beat Sri Lanka.
India begin their campaign against Bangladesh on July 27, 2022. The match will kick-off at 4 pm IST, and will be streamed live on the Sportzworkz YouTube Channel and on the Eleven Sports platforms.