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India U-16 defeats Afghanistan and makes it to the final

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India U-16 defeats Afghanistan and makes it to the final

saff 2India defeated Afghanistan 4-3 on penalties in the Sunday’s semi-final clash to enter the final of the South Asian Championship in Nepal. India will face Nepal in the final match of the tournament on Tuesday.

The semi-final clash headed straight to the tie-breaker after 90 minutes failed to separate the two outfits.

The Afghan team played matches against Pakistan and Nepal which ended in a draw. However, the team succeeded in defeating Bhutan before losing to India on penalties in semi-final.

23 Afghan football players participated in the competition which began on July 20. The Afghan team was led by Ali Ahmad. Two coaches, one doctor and a supervisor also accompanied the team.

Two Afghan referees Saleh Mohammad and Adibullah Haidari from the US also participated in this Championship.

Matches were played between seven South Asian national football teams. Afghanistan has faced Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan from Group A. Other countries that participated in the tournament are Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.

The Afghan players are expected to return home soon. (Tolo News)

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