SAFF Under-19: Indian football team beat hosts Nepal 3-2 in penalty shootout & enters final with Pakistan
In the SAFF Under-19 Football Championship, the Indian football team beat hosts Nepal 3-2 in the penalty shootout to enter the final.
Indian youngster Manglenthang Kipgen scored the decisive penalty as India cruised to the final of the SAFF U19 Championship, beating the host, Nepala, 3-2 in penalties at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
After a 1-1 draw in regulation time, as the score stood 2-2 in the tie-breaker, Kipgen was called to go for the final shot. As the jam-packed stands rooted for the home side, the Indian youngster showed no sign of nerve and converted coolly to set up the Blue Colts’ summit clash against Pakistan on September 30.