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Burma secure fourth and go back home


Dhaka, October 8: Burma lost their last match to Oman by 3-1 competing yesterday at the Bangladesh Krira Shikha Protishthan (BKSP) ground at 9am and secured fourth position in 5 nations U-21 Challenge Cup invitational hockey tournament.


The winners lid the first half by 2-1 with Al-Kulaibi and Al-Hasani scoring one each in the 15the and 29th minutes respectively, while Yan Myo Naing scored one for Burma just a minute before the short whistle.


Al-Raisi sealed the victory in the 54th minute for Oman.


The U-21 Challenge Cup five nation hockey tournament organised by Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) was kicked off on September 30. In the first game of the tournament Burma lost the host, Bangladesh, 3-0. In the second game, Burma lost to India 7-0. Burma won the third game over Afghanistan, 5 - 1.  The fourth game that Burma played at 9 am on the 6th of October, it lost to Oman by a solitary goal.


Burma finished fourth in five nation competitions yesterday losing Oman 3-1 at the place-deciding match at the BKSP.


Meanwhile, Myanmar left Dhaka at 9pm on Thursday as the first team, while Oman are scheduled to leave Dhaka today morning and Afghanistan will leave on Saturday.


Earlier India and Bangladesh moved into the final of the five-nation tournament after finishing first and second in the league phase.


The U-21 Challenge Cup hockey tournament final between hosts Bangladesh and India yesterday was postponed due to the heavy rain.


Bangladesh Hockey Federation has rescheduled the final today at 10am. #




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