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The action starts tomorrow
Bangladesh will start the first Bangamata Under-19 Women's International Gold Cup tomorrow with an eye on the title. The hosts will begin their campaign with a match against Group B opponents United Arab Emirates at the Bangabandhu National Stadium tomorrow in this six-nation invitational tournament -- the first of its kind in Bangladesh women's football.
The match will kick off at 6:00pm. The other team in group B is Kyrgyzstan while Group A features Mongolia, Tajikistan and Laos.
After the group matches, the top two teams from each group will reach the semifinals, which will be held on April 29 and April 30. May 3 will host the final of the tournament, which is where the hosts have their sights.
“This tournament has been organised showing faith on us. We will try to repay that faith. Since this tournament is named after Bangamata, the mother of the Prime Minister, we will keep no stone unturned to win the trophy,” Bangladesh team captain Mishrat Jahan Mousumi told reporters at a press conference organised at the Bangladesh Football Federation house yesterday to apprise the home team's preparations.