Kathmandu: Bangladesh has overtaken Nepal in the SAFF Under-20 Football Championship and has climbed to the top of the points table.
In the second match yesterday, Bangladesh defeated Maldives by a wide margin of 4-1 goals. Bangladesh scored 4 goals in the first half at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.
With this, Bangladesh won their third consecutive victory. Bangladesh is on the top position with 9 points from 3 matches, while second place Nepal has 6 points from 2 matches. Nepal defeated Maldives 4-0 in the first match and Sri Lanka 3-0 in the second match.
In another match yesterday, host India defeated Sri Lanka by a wide margin of 4-0. This is India’s first victory.
India is in third place with 3 points from 2 matches. Maldives and Sri Lanka, which are at the bottom, have not added any points.
The top 2 teams from the group stage of the tournament will play in the finals.
Nepal will play India today and Bangladesh on Tuesday. The final match will be held next Friday.
Championship Points Table