India qualified for the SAFF U19 Championship semifinals with a 2-1 victory over Bhutan at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Monday.
India good for the SAFF U19 Championship semifinals with a 2- 1 palm over Bhutan at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Monday. Both the brigades were locked 1- 1 at half- time. Jigme Namgyel gave Bhutan the lead in the 20th nanosecond but India bounced back through pretensions from Gwgwmsar Goyary and Ricky Meetei. India went into the Group B match with an upperhand, having defeated Bangladesh 3- 0. To add to that, Bhutan’s 4- 3 palm against Bangladesh meant that India demanded only a draw to secure the top spot in the group and latterly, a place in the semifinals.
In the semifinal, India will cross brands with the hosts Nepal on Wednesday.
A tight contest replaced in the middle of the demesne as the two sides looked to gain control of the game.
India looked to load the bodies as Raja Harijan transferred searching upstanding through balls onto the sides.
Still, against the run of play, it was Bhutan who took the lead through Namgyel, whose cross from the right hand wisecracked everyone and crept into the top corner.
India, for their part, managed to produce some confusion inside the Bhutan penalty box, as they transferred upstanding balls, aiming for their rotating target man.
Kelvin Singh Taorem went through beforehand on but only to collide with Bhutan keeper Penjor Gyeltshen as the ball rolled wide.
Taorem had another occasion in the 36th nanosecond when a cross from the left by Naoba Meitei was darted on by the former, but it was saved from point-blank range by Gyeltshen.
The Blue fledglings eventually had their equaliser nearly incontinently, when a analogous upstanding through ball was fed into the box where it bounced over the keeper, before Goyary hustled his way in and jounced it into an empty net.
India started on the frontal bottom in the alternate half and took the lead in the 64th nanosecond with a corner that was easily worked out in training.
Yash Chikro, rather of looping the corner into the box, transferred a predicated drive to the top of the box, where an unmarked Meetei attacked on the occasion and side- footed it into the nethermost corner with an accurate shot. Know More Latest Football News…