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The saff Championship Title goes to India

ByGlobal Darpan

Jul 5, 2023

Kathmandu : Defeating Kuwait in a penalty shootout, India has emerged as the saff Championship Football Champions. The final match, held in Bangalore, ended in a 1-1 draw after the stipulated 90 minutes and additional extra time. The decision was made through a penalty shootout. With a score of 5-4 in the penalty shootout, India claimed the championship title.

In the final, all the star players of Kuwait started off aggressively, taking the lead in the 14th minute of the game. In the 38th minute, Lalengzuala Chhangte from India scored a goal, equalizing the game.

During the penalty shootout, the captain of Kuwait, Khalid Hajiah, was stopped by the goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu of India, securing the championship for India.

In the group stage matches, both teams had played a 1-1 draw. Along with the championship title, India has also received a prize of $50,000, while the runners-up received $25,000.