Bangladesh hold Thailand for 1-1 draw

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:12, Aug 16,2018 | Updated: 21:22, Aug 16,2018


Bangladesh's Mahbubur Rahman Sufil fights for the ball with Thailand's Chaiyawat Buran (L) and Worawut Namvech (R) during their men’s football Group B match at the 2018 Asian Games in Bogor on Thursday. —AFP photo

Bangladesh played out a 1-1 tie against Thailand in their second group B match of the Asian Games at the Pakan Sari Stadium in South Java, Indonesia on Thursday.

Mahbubur Rahman Sufil put Bangladesh ahead in the 52nd minute before Chaided Supachai levelled the margin for Thailand in the 80th minute.

Bangladesh earned one important point to stay in the race after suffering a 0-3 defeat over Uzbekistan in the first match.

Even though Thailand dominated the first half with 73 per cent ball possession, Bangladesh wasted two great chances to score.

Sufil squandered the chances in 8th minute and 36th minute.

However, the young forward atoned for his previous mistakes in the 52nd minute when he placed home from the six-yard box following a back header from Tapu Barman.

After taking the lead, Bangladesh became more defensive and offered Thailand’s attackers more rooms and they utilised the opportunity properly.

Thailand returned to the game in the 80th minute when Supachai placed the ball home after Bangladesh keeper Ashraful Islam Rana failed to clear a long cross from Buran Chaiyawat.

Bangladesh will face Qatar in their last group match on Sunday.



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