Bangladesh men’s football team began their Asian games campaign with a solitary goal defeat when they went down to Myanmar by an own goal on Tuesday.
The 19th Asian Games, the second biggest sports event in the world started with football on Tuesday before the official opening ceremony to be held inHangzhou on September 23.
Bangladesh national team had to go China without three of their vital players are engaged with their club duties with Bashundhara Kings for AFC Cup in Maldives and they did not have their captain Jamal Bhuiyan also is busy with his club duty in Argentina.
However, Bangladesh despite playing with better possession throughout 90 minutes game, wasted some good scoring chances and finally had to leave the ground with a 0-1 goal defeat.
Bangladesh defender Fuad trying save a left side cross headed at his own post on 67th minute.
Bangladesh will play their next matches against India China on September 21 and 24 respectively.
BSS add, a large number of athletes of Bangladesh contingent reached Hangzhou on Tuesday to take part in the 19th Asian Games scheduled to be held from September 23 to October 8 in Hangzhou.
The Bangladesh contingent included 26 women's football, 22 men's hockey and 21 shooting team.
Women's football and hockey events will begin from September 22 while shooting disciplines will commence from September 24.
Syed Shahed Reza, the secretary general of the Olympic Association, accompanied the athletes on the same day.
Earlier, on Saturday last, the Olympic men's football team as the first batch reached China.