New Delhi: India’s football team stormed into the final of the SAFF Championship after defeating Lebanon 4-2 in the semi-finals. In this match, there was a close fight between the two teams. Both the teams could not score a single goal till the stipulated time of 90 minutes.
After this extra time was given, but not a single goal could be scored in it. Then finally the result of the match came out in the penalty shootout. India defeated Lebanon 4-2 to qualify for the final. India will face Kuwait in the final. Which has qualified by defeating Bangladesh 1-0. The final match will be played on July 4 from 7.30 pm.
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Sunil Chhetri, Anwar Ali, Mahesh Singh and Udanta Singh scored the goals.
Sunil Chhetri, Anwar Ali, Mahesh Singh and Udanta Singh scored in the penalty shootout. Team India is yet to lose a single match in the SAFF Championship. He had earlier defeated Pakistan and Nepal. At the same time, their final group against Kuwait ended in a 1–1 draw thanks to an own goal by Anwar Ali. India continues its winning streak by defeating Lebanon.
Chhetri said – we will rest
India had held Lebanon to a goalless draw in a league match of the Intercontinental Cup in Odisha earlier this month. After that, he won the title by defeating him 2-0 in the final of the tournament. India has reached the final of this tournament for the 13th time. He has become the champion eight times. The team has been runner-up four times. After the match, Chhetri said, “It was a tough match. Playing against Lebanon is not easy. We did well. We are not thinking about the finals right now. Will rest after leaving here and then prepare for the final.
coach is banned
Indian team head coach Igor Stimac was shown red card for the second time during the match against Kuwait. Stimac was also shown a red card in the first match against Pakistan. For this reason he was out of the dugout in the match against Nepal. Stimac has been banned for two matches and fined for his red card against Kuwait.