Young Maldivians miss out on final

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Ricki Herbert meets young fans in Bangladesh.

The young Maldives national team head home from the 2016 Bangabandhu Gold Cup after losing their semi-final 4-1 to Nepal.

Ricki Herbert’s side performed well to reach the last four of the tournament with wins against Cambodia and Bangladesh, and a 1-1 draw against tournament finalists Bahrain.

However a hat-trick from Nepal’s Nawyug Shrestha and a fourth goal from Bishai Rai put paid to the Maldives hopes of reaching the final. Nashid Ahmed scored for the Maldives.