Qatar lose to Bangladesh in U-16 qualifier
Doha: Bangladesh defeated Qatar 2-0 in the final Group E match of the AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018 Qualifiers on Sunday.
Qatar made five changes to the team after losing 6-1 to Yemen on Matchday One while Bangladesh fielded the same starting lineup that had lost 2-0 to the same opponents.
Bangladesh had the best opportunity in the first half when Miraj Molla was released on the left after a long clearance from Yeasin Arafat.
The forward did well to beat his marker Abdulrahman Al Basti for pace, but his touch was too heavy, allowing keeper Yousef Balideh to come off his line and collect the ball.
Bangladesh were clearly the better team in the second period but missed out on two opportunities in quick succession.
First Molla blasted over the bar with only the goalkeeper to beat in the 61st minute and moments later, Dipok Roy also missed in similar fashion.
But Roy redeemed himself shortly after when he rose above a crowd of Qatari defenders to head home a corner from the right by Molla in the 70th minute.
Yousef Othman Thabit then tested Bangladesh keeper with a powerful effort, which the keeper did well to punch away.
Bangladesh doubled their lead in the 81st minute when Foysal Ahmed Fahim beat Balideh with a low shot from outside the box.