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SAFF U-18 Women Championship: Nepal to face Bangladesh in final

KATHMANDU: Nepal beat India 3-1 in a penalty shootout to enter the final of the SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship.

In the second semi-final clash, Bangladesh defeated Bhutan 4-0 to set up summit showdown against Nepal.

On Friday, Nepal thrashed India in the first last-four match that took place in the Chalnglimithang Stadium of Thimpu, Bhutan.

Both the team had scored one goal each in the additional time, taking the match to the penalty shootout.

Goalkeeper Anjana Rana Magar’s excellent performance contributed to the Nepal’s win. She blocked two penalty kicks from the Indian team and scored one while Nepali team’s Rekha Poudel and Manisha Raut scored two goals in the penalty. Pooja Rana’s penalty kick, however, did not yield in goal.

India’s Tudu Jabamani scored a goal in the penalty shootout.

Nepal took the lead in the match with the maiden goal scored by Rashmi Kumari Ghising in the 16th minute of the game while India’s Samikshya had scored its maiden goal in the 63rd minute.

In the second semi-final match, Bangladesh defeated Bhutan 4-0 to set up title clash with Nepal. Sanjida Akhter, Mishrat Jahan Mousumi, Krishna Rani Sarkar and Shamsunnahar scored the goals for Bangladesh. (ANI)

Published Date: Sunday, October 7th, 2018 | 09:49 AM

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