Bangladesh to face Bhutan in SAFF U15 Championship on Aug 23

DHAKA, Defending champions Bangladesh will take on Bhutan in their opening match of SAFF U15 Championship on August 23 at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal, India.

Five of the South Asian countries will take part in the regional agegroup championship, which is scheduled to be held on August 2131.

As last edition's runnersup Pakistan and the Maldives are not taking part in the championship, the five participating teams � Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka � will play in roundrobin format from where the top two teams will move to the final slated for August 31.

The two times champions Bangladesh, who beat Pakistan 32 in penalty shootout in the last edition's final of the championship held Nepal, will square off their second match against Sri Lanka on August 25 before playing Nepal and host India on August 27 and 29 respectively.

All the matches of the championship will be held at the Kalyani Stadium.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)