Bala Devi hat-trick sails India past Bangladesh


Dhaka: Ace Forward Bala Devi slammed a hat-trick helping India beat hosts Bangladesh 3-0 in the group B opener of the FIFA Women’s Olympic Qualification Round 1 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. 

Bangladesh managed to keep their fort unhurt in the first half but seven minutes after change of ends with Bala broke the deadlock with a solo effort. Going past the defence line with her superb footwork she put the ball past Sabina in her second attempt.

The hardworking Indian forward made it 2-0 in the 70th minute with a glancing header off a Suprava corner that bounced off the hands of Sabina before crashing into the net.

In the stoppage time Bala Devi headed the third in the same fashion off a corner of Suprava.

Bangladesh will meet Uzbekistan in the second match on Sunday.



  1. Toooooooo much of politics in selecting players speacialy chitra does for her daughter and not encourging the other players from karnataka

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