U19 SAFF Championship: Nepal loses to India on penalties

Published On: September 28, 2023 12:24 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Nepal have crashed out of the U19 SAFF Championship in a heartbreaking fashion after losing to India in a penalty shootout.

The game which ended 1-1 in the 90 minutes went to penalties where Nepal lost 2-3 when Prakash Laksham Limbu, Laxman Thapa and Bikram Thapa failed to convert their spot kicks.

In the earlier stages of the game, India secured an early lead with a goal in the 26th minute, courtesy of Sahil Khursheed.

Nevertheless, in the 74th minute of the match, Samir Tamang, from Nepal, managed to score, leveling the game at 1-1.

With this win, India will take on Pakistan in the final on Saturday.


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