U15 football team reaches in Kalyani

DHAKA, The Bangladesh U15 football team reached in

Kalyani, the adjoining city of Kolkata, today to take part in the SAFF U15

Championship scheduled to be held on August 2131 in Kolkata, India.

Five of the South Asian regional countries will take part in the regional

Championship, said an official of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF).

The five participating teams � defending champions 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.

Last edition's runnersup Pakistan and the Maldives are not taking part in

the championship.

Bangladesh will take on Bhutan in their opening match of the championship

on August 23.

The two times champions Bangladesh, who beat Pakistan 32 in penalty shoot

out in the last edition's final held in 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 in

West Bengal.

Earlier in the morning, the Bangladesh U15 football team left for Kolkata

to take part in the championship.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)