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SAFF U-19 Women: India advance to final beating Nepal 1-0

India advanced to the final of the five-nation SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship’21 beating Nepal by 1-0 goal in their 4th and last league match at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday.

India will play the final either against hosts Bangladesh or against Nepal on Wednesday (Dec 22) at 6 pm at the same venue.

In the day’s match, Priyangka Devi scored the match-winner for India in the 67th minute by a left footed placing shot (1-0).

With the day’s feat, India not only assured their final berth but also took revenge of their 1-3 goals against Nepal in the semifinal of the Women’s U-18 Championship in 2018.

After the match, India secured nine points from all the four matches with three wins and one defeat. On way to the final, India outplayed Sri Lanka 5-0, beat Bhutan 3-0 and lost to hosts Bangladesh 0-1.

Bangladesh needed just a draw in their remaining match against pointless Sri Lanka Sri Lanka this (Sunday) evening to assure the final berth.

Source: United News of Bangladesh