Skipper Hassan Maatouk 24th minute strike steered Lebanon to a 1-0 victory over Maldives in a Group B match while Bangladesh registered a 3-1 victory over Bhutan in their final group match of the Bangabandhu SAFF Championship 2023, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday, June 28.
Lebanon tops the group with an all-win record in the four-team group. With this win, Lebanon set up a penultimate round battle with India to be played on Saturday, July 1, 2023, 7:30 PM. The two teams met recently in the final of the Hero Intercontinental Cup in Bhubaneswar, where India emerged the winners.
Bangladesh, who finished second in the group, will face Group A toppers Kuwait in the semi-finals earlier, 3 PM on the same day.