Jan 05, 2017

India women's football team win 4th straight SAFF championship title

 India women's football team win 4th straight SAFF championship title

India defeated Bangladesh 3-1 in SAFF final. Indian eves are now unbeaten in 19 matches having won 18 and drawn one. India women's football team won fourth consecutive SAFF women's championship. The India women's football team won their fourth consecutive South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) women's championship title when they beat Bangladesh 3-1 in the final at the Kanchenjunga Stadium here on Wednesday. In the second half of play, India found the back of the net twice and held onto the lead to secure the SAFF title for the 4th consecutive time. With this victory, Indian women are now unbeaten in 19 matches. It was Dangmei Grace who gave India the lead in the final. Later, in the 60th minute, Sasmita Malik scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-1. Indumathi Kathiresan increased the advantage to 3-1 in the 70th minute. In the group stage, when India and Bangladesh played, it was a goalless draw. But this time, India made amends for that and won. In the semi-finals, India had beaten Nepal 3-1 while Bangladesh defeated Maldives 6-0.

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