Bangladesh thrash Bhutan to reach SAFF Women's Championship final

Bangladesh reached the finals of SAFF Women's Championship 2022 defeating Bhutan 8-0 at Dasharath Stadium on Friday.

Bhutan's first appearance in the semi-final of the regional championship ended on a sour note as Bangladesh outlined their title credentials having defeated India in the final group game.

Skipper Sabina Khatun scored a hat-trick in Bangladesh's big win. Srimoti Krishnarani Sarkar, Ritu Porna Chakma, Jahan Shopna, Masura Parvin and Tohura Khatun also scored for Bangladesh.

Shopna scored Bangladesh's first in the second minute before Sabina doubled it on the 18th. After Srimoti Krishnarani made it 3-0 in the 30th, Ritu Porna added the team's fourth five minutes later.

Sabina returned to score in the 53rd minute before Parvin made it 6-0 three minutes later. Tohura scored in the 87th minute and Sabina completed her hat-trick in the added minutes.

Bangladesh will now play against the winner of the other semi-final being played at 5:30 pm at Dasharath Stadium.

Nepal face India in the other semi-final clash.

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ANFA Referee Course concludes in Kailali, 11 receive badges

Eleven participants received ANFA Referee badges as the ANFA Referee Course (Cat IV) concluded in Kailali on Thursday. The course had begun from Friday.

Chief guest Member Secretary at Sudur Paschim Province Sports Council Dipak Bahadur Singh distributed the badges to the referees. ANFA Ex Co member and President of Kailali District Football Association Anil Malla was also present in the closing ceremony.

The course was conducted by Sudur Paschim Province Sports Council with technical assistance from ANFA and management by Kailali District Football Association.

A total of 32 participants from four districts had taken part in the course.

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Tickets prices fixed, preparations in full swing for Nepal Bangladesh friendly

ANFA has fixed the tickets price for the upcoming friendly between Nepal and Bangladesh on September 27.

The normal tickets have been fixed at Rs 500 while the VIP tickets will cost Rs 1000.

A press meet was organized at Dasharath Stadium on Thursday regarding the preparations for the friendly.

ANFA has already formed a committee under Vice President Birat Jung Shahi for the friendly.

Shahi and ANFA Spokesperson Suresh Shah said other preparations regarding the marketing, broadcasting and ticketing of the friendly are in full swing.

Nepal is playing the friendly on FIFA date at the Dasharath Stadium. The match will begin at 5:30 pm.

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Bangladesh stun India in final group match

Bangladesh defeated India 3-0 in the final group match of SAFF Women's Championship 2022 and condemned the defending champions to their first ever defeat in the tournament.

Double from Jahan Shopna and another from Krishnarani Sarkar helped Bangladesh finish as Group A winners and confirm semi-final clash with Bangladesh on Friday. India will not play against hosts Nepal, who finished as Group B winners, in the other semi-final.

Shopna opened the scoring in the 12th minute before Sarkar doubled the lead in the 22nd. Shopna ended Indian hopes of a comeback with the team's third in the 53rd minute.

India had few opportunities to them but went to waste.

The Bangladesh vs Bhutan semi-final will be played at 1 pm while the other semi-final will be played at 5:30 pm. Both the matches will be played at Dasharath Stadium.

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