Bangladesh Under-16 Football team ended their campaign of the AFC U-16 Championship'2020 Qualifiers conceding a 0-3 goals defeat against stronger Yemen in their 3rd and last group match at the Aspire Dome Indoor Stadium in Doha on Sunday.
Forward Hamzah Ahmed Mahross scored twice while another forward Md Ali Hasan netted once for Yemen.
In the first half, Yemen produced some good chances to dominate the Bangladesh defense but most of their efforts went in vain.
Forwards Ahmed Hasan Murshed and Md Ali Hasan missed two close-range chances for Yemen in a span of only five minutes (13th and 18th minutes).
In the 2nd half, Yemen continued their domination with attacking football and bagged the result in the 64th-minute when forward Md Ali Hasan netted the ball with a close-range left-footed shot from inside the box, utilizing a pass from midfielder Abdulrahman Adel Al-Shami (1-0).
In the 72nd minute, substitute forward Hamzah Ahmed Mahross doubled the margin with a close-range header off a corner from midfielder Md Radhi Ebrahim (2-0).
Just six minutes later, forward Mahross widened the margin netting his 2nd goal of the competition by a left-footed shot from the danger zone in the 78th minute, from a pass by another forward Md Ahmed Mahdi (3-0).
Yemen missed another chance to widen the margin in stoppage time (94th minute) when Bangladesh goalkeeper Md Mehedi Hasan denied the penalty from defender Hesham Ahmed Balabl with a fine save.
Yemeni boys got the penalty when substitute defender Md Ali Shakib roughly tackled forward Md Ahmed Mahdi in the box in the 93rd minute.
Bangladesh, put into Group E of the AFC junior along with Qatar, Yemen and Bhutan, started their campaign conceding a 0-2 goals defeat against hosts Qatar in their first match on Thursday night but bounced back in the race by crushing Bhutan 3-0 in their second match on Friday.
Bangladesh squad: Md Mehedi Hasan, Apurbo Mali, Sayed Nayeem Ahmed, Jony Sikder, Sajed Hasan Jummon Nijum, Md Rajib Hossain, Al Mirad, Moniul Islam Moin, Sirajul Islam Rana/ Saiful Islam Sumon (83rd), Md Rabiul Alam, Saiful Islam Saeed
Yemen squad: Faisal Md Maroof, Md Naji Al-Qashmi, Hesham Ahmed Balabl, Md Ahmed Mahdi, Hasan Md Al-Kawmani, Ahmed Hasan Musrhed, Abdulrahman Adel Al-Shami, Md Ali Hasan, Ahmed Al-Sowadi, Md Radhi Ebrahim, Ahmed Al-Buraihi.
Referee: Takuto Okabe (Japan)