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AFC U-16 Qualifiers: UAE crush Bangladesh 6-1

43United Arab Emirates (UAE) started their AFC U-16 group-D qualifiers with a 6-1 victory over hosts Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday, UNB reports.

Abdullah Al Naqbi put UAE ahead in the 12th minute of the match by a sliding right footer from the top of the six yard box off forward Mohmed Al Khamis pass, 1-0.

UAE skipper Majed Rashid extended the lead in the 18th minute drilling a low shot into the far post net from unmarked position utilizing a Hamad Jashim low-curved cross pass from the right flank, 2-0.

Defender Sultan Saeed scored the third one in the 22nd minute by a header, jumping off his marker off a curved corner pass of Ali Saleh Amro, 3-0.

Al Saleh Amro scored the fourth in the 39th minute capitalising a low cross off Mohamed All Khamis and placing the ball into the roof of the net, 4-0.

Sarwar Zaman Nipu scored the only goal for Bangladesh to reduce the margin in the 52nd minute utilising a right footer back pass off midfielder Shawon, 4-1.

But the four goal cushion was restored off a penalty in the 62nd minute with Majed Rashed converting from the spot, 5-1.

Emirates skipper Majed Rashed completed his hat-trick in the 69th minute scoring the sixth goal converting a free kick from about 35 yards out of the post. Majed curved the ball into the far post net beating the outstretched hand of Bangladesh goalie Nur Alom, 6-1.

Earlier in the first match, Bangladesh under16 football team conceded a 5-1 goals defeat against Saudi Arabia at the same venue on Wednesday.

UAE will take on Saudi Arabia in the last group-D match at the same venue on Sunday (September 20).

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