Team’s preparation for the regional tournament and players’ performance has left much to be desired.
Manvir Singh struck twice in the second half before Sumeet Passi headed home a clinical pass as defending champions India breezed past Pakistan 3-1 to sail into the final of the SAFF Suzuki Cup, here on Wednesday.
India vs Pakistan, SAFF Championships semifinals: India beat Pakistan 3-1 to book final spot on Wednesday.
To repeat a sequel-spawning piece of pop-culture wisdom,the end is only the beginning
While stories of football players living in relative penury or practicing their sport while occupying themselves with day jobs is not uncommon in the sub-continent,Nepal’s players have never had it better.
Not only were they reduced to 10 men,but they also lost their fluency in attack,which till then had been a nighmare for defending champions India.
Despite drawing minnows Afghanistan in the final,India will have a fight on their hands during the climax of the SAFF Championships
History favours India as they have beaten Maldives nine times in their 15 meetings so far.
As the Indian team went through their paces at the Ambedkar Stadium a day ahead of their last Group A encounter against Sri Lanka,there were many a tired limbs.
Thapa was ready to heave the ball towards the Bangladesh goal,hoping that one of his teammates would head it in.
Maldives made the best of this lethargy before Nepal came into the game,and the match ended in a 1-1 draw at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Football laggards South Asia’s showpiece tournament SAFF Championships begins with regional powerhouse India seeking their sixth title
The senior national women’s football camp came to a close at Sports Authority of India sub-centre,Lucknow on Wednesday.
The All India Football Federation on Monday praised the national under-23 boys team for winning the SAFF Championships and said they would be suitably rewarded for bringing laurel to the country.
India avenged their last edition loss as they defeated Maldives 3-1 in a penalty shootout in the SAFF Championships final on Sunday,their fifth title in the tournament.