Last Updated : 2019-01-22 16:20:44

Apps Advertising Home Delivery Feedback

Sri Lanka confront Maldives tomorrow

6 September 2018 09:43 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Susil Premalal reporting from Bangladesh

Sri Lanka would take on the Maldives in a must win game of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup Tournament Group ‘B’ fixture at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh tomorrow (7).

After having gone down to the defending champions India 0-2 in their opening encounter on the previous day, Sri Lanka need to pull off this game if they are to stay alive in the seven-nation competition.

In case Sri Lanka lose this match then they would return home on the following day.

However, Sri Lanka Coach Nizam Pakir Ali believed that his side would bounce back with an improved performance in this vital encounter.

“I think the team did not perform upto expectations against India but I am confident the players will make a strong comeback and win this fixture,” said Pakir Ali.

Maldives who won the title in 2008 are currently placed 150th in the FIFA Rankings while Sri Lanka are ranked 200th.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh edged-out Pakistan 1-0 in their Group ‘A’ encounter to book their place in the semi-finals. 

  Comments - 0

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Easter Sunday terror

Sri Lanka was gripped by terror on Easter Sunday when a series of coordinated

Arrest of writer Sathkumara sparks debate on freedom of expression

On April 1, award-winning author and poet Shakthika Sathkumara was arrested a

No dream too big for Fight Cancer Movement

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on April 1, 2019, between the Minist