KATHMANDU: India scored four goals, three in the second half, to defeat Nepal 4-1 in their Group A match of the SAFF Championship at Trivandrum Stadium on Sunday.
With today’s results, India entered the semi-finals as the group topper along with Sri Lanka.
India’s Chhangte scored two goals at 81st and 89th minutes, and captain Sunil Chhetri one at 67th to help his team take a lead at 67th minute.
– Bishal Rai has been replaced by Yogesh Gurung at 57th minute.
– Nepal and India have made changes for the second half.
Jagajeet Shrestha replaced Bimal Gharti Magar, who scored for Nepal, in the second half, while India sent Chhangte in Sanju Pradhan’s substitution.
KATHMANDU: Both Nepal and India have scored one goal each in the first half of their Group A match in the ongoing SAFF Championship at Trivandrum Stadium.
Nepal’s Bimal Gharti Magar scored at the 3rd minute of the game to put Nepal in front. India’s Rowllin Borges, however, levelled the score at 23 minutes later.
As Nepal lost 1-0 against Sri Lanka in the Group A opener on Wednesday, while India defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 on Friday, Nepal have can make it to the the semi-finals if they won tonight.
KATHMANDU: India equalised with Rowllin Borges at the 26th minute.
KATHMANDU: Nepal have taken an early lead against India in their Geroupas Bimal Gharti Magar succeeded in scoring a goal at the third minute of the game. This is Nepal’s first goal after September 2013.
Magar tapped the ball, which rebounded from the bar, into an empty net to make breakthrough for Nepal. Nawayug Shrestha had charged the ball after collecting from Rohit Chand from his own half but it hit the bar and rebounded.
KATHMANDU: The second Group A match of SAFF Championship between Nepal and hosts India kicked off at the Trivandrum Stadium at 6:30 pm local time on Sunday evening.
Nepal lost 1-0 against Sri Lanka in the Group A opener on Wednesday, while India defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 on Friday.
With no point on the table, Nepal are in do-or-die situation. They can qualify to the semi-finals if they won the match.
India are currently at the top of the table with three points, while Sri Lanka are second on inferior goal difference.
Biraj Maharjan is captaining the team Nepal as Anil Gurung has been put on the bench. Likewise, India have put Robin Singh and their regular goalkeeper Gurpeet Singh on the bench.
In the last five encounters, Nepal and India have won one match each while they ended up with three draws.
Nepal’s Playing XI
Goalkeeper: Kiran Chemjong
Defenders: Ranjit Dhimal, Aditya Chaudhary, Jitendra Karki, Biraj Maharjan (C)
Midfielders: Rohit Chand, Heman Gurung, Bishal Rai, Anjan Bista
Forwards: Nawayug Shrestha, Bimal Gharti Magar
Goalkeeper: Bikesh Kuthu, Amrit Chaudhary
Defenders: Rabin Shrestha, Ananta Tamang
Midfielders: Jagajeet Shrestha, Bikram Lama, Yogesh Gurung, Nabin Lama
Forwards: Anil Gurung
India’s Playing XI
Goalkeeper: Subrata Paul
Defenders: Aiborlang Khongjee, Pritam Kotal, Narayan Das, Augustin M. Fernandes
Midfielders: Sanju Pradhan, Rowllin Borges, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Bikash Jairu
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri (c), Holi Charan Narzary
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Karanjit Singh
Defenders: Arnab Mandal, Kousik Sarkar, Lalchhuanmawia
Midfielders: Pronay Halder
Forwards: Robin Singh, Lallianzuala Chhanget, Jeje Lalpekhlua