18TH ASIAN GAMES

Bangladesh look for point against Thailand

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Aug 16,2018 | Updated: 22:36, Aug 15,2018

 
 

Bangladesh Under-23 national football team players take part in a swimming session at their team hotel in Jakarta on Wednesday. — BFF photo

Bangladesh Under-23 national football team will be desperate for at least one point when they will take on Thailand in their second Group B match of the Asian Games at the Pakan Sari Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia today.
The match will kick-off at 3:00pm in Bangladesh Standard Time.
Bangladesh began their Games campaign on a disappointing note when they lost to the mighty Uzbekistan by 0-3 on Tuesday.
Anything but a draw against Thailand in today’s match will kill their any outside hope of moving into the next round with Qatar waiting in next match.
Despite their huge loss in the opening match, Bangladesh’s head coach Jamie Day was happy with the performance of his charges and the Englishmen hoped that they would provide their best effort against Thailand to earn at least a point.
‘We will work hard again and try to get a point from the next match,’ Day told New Age on Wednesday.
‘It will be again a very tough match and we need to show the same effort and commitment that we gave against Uzbekistan.
‘In this match we need to try and get something from it to stay in the competition.’
Thailand played out a 1-1 draw against Qatar in their opening game and Day watched the game to judge the strength of the Thai side.
Day said playing two matches in three days is difficult for any teams. He also hinted of making few changes for today’s match.
‘They [players] are doing well and had a recovery session today [Wednesday]. I found few were carrying knocks, so I will take the decision tomorrow [today] morning.’
Meanwhile, Bangladesh team on Wednesday donated part of their daily allowances to Endri Foundation, which was working to raise funds for the earthquake victims of Lombok, Indonesia.
Last week three separate earthquakes in Lombok Island killed over 430 people and injured thousands.

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