Bangladesh women’s national football team began their 2020 Olympic Qualifiers Round-1 campaign on a sour note when they suffered a massive 0-5 loss against hosts Myanmar in their Group C match in Yangon on Thursday.
Bangladesh, who had been taking part in the Olympic Qualifiers for first time in eight years, were helpless against the 44th-ranked Myanmar throughout the match.
The home side took a two-goal lead in the first half before adding three more goals in the second half.
Bangladesh, comprised of the players from the age-group teams, however held their mighty opponents till the 34th minute before Win Theingi Tun broke Bangladesh’s resistance by tapping in a corner kick.
Tun doubled the lead one minute from the break by snatching the ball from a Bangladeshi defender.
The match was virtually played inside Bangladesh’s half and the charges of Golam Rabbani Choton had only few sporadic attacks they were all off target.
The home side made it 3-0 in the 61st minute before Lee Lee Hailing and Yee Yee Woo struck the fourth and fifth goals in the 84th and 89th minutes respectively to complete the rout.
Bangladesh will play their second match on Sunday against India, who played out a 1-1 draw against Nepal in the day’s first match.
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