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Bangladesh women brace for Asian Games Football for first time in history

  • Published at 03:27 pm December 31st, 2017
Bangladesh women brace for Asian Games Football for first time in history
If everything falls into place, the Bangladesh women's football team will take part in the 18th edition of the Asian Games, scheduled to be held next year in Indonesia's capital Jakarta from August 18 to September 2. This will be the first time in history that the Bangladesh women footballers will participate in the biggest Games of Asia.

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The Bangladesh women booters were all set to partake in the last edition of the Games in South Korea's Incheon but the Bangladesh Olympic Association decided against it. This time however, the BOA wants to send the women in red and green to Indonesia, given the impressive performances exhibited by the Bangladesh side in the last four years.

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During this period, Bangladesh girls emerged as the champion in three regional age-level tournaments - two U-14 competitions in Nepal and Tajikistan and an U-16 event at home. To add to that, the Bangladesh women footballers claimed the recently concluded Saff U-15 Championship at home and also reached the final of the Saff Championship in India earlier this year for the first time in history. Regarding the BOA's plan, BFF women's wing committee chairman Mahfuza Akter Kiron said, "This is obviously a great news. We wanted to send the girls to the Asian Games in the last edition. Bangladesh women's football is improving day by day. In order to keep on posting good performances, we need to play international matches regularly."