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India’s Under-18 Football Team enters into the semi-finals of SAFF U-18 Championship 2019

In its last group stage match India defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 at the AFP Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal this evening. Indian boys started the match on an attacking note but Sri Lanka defence did not allow them to score.

The first half of match remained goalless. Indian team started second half with much vigor. In 65th minute, Gurkirat Singh scored first goal for India. Gurkirat Singh and Aman Chetri added two more to India’s tally in the dying embers of the match to extend India’s lead to 3-0.

After the match Indian Head Coach Floyd Pinto said, the aim of team is to win Championship and boys produced a much better performance against Sri Lanka.

He added “We wanted to put up a better display of performance and score as many goals as we wanted.” India and Bangladesh have qualified for semi finals from Group B while Bhutan and Maldives from Group A. Host Nepal and Sri Lanka have been crashed out of the Championship.
 

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