Nepal has lost to India in the ongoing SAFF Championship Football in Maldives.
Nepal lost to India 1-0 on Sunday night. Captain Sunil Chhetri scored the decisive goal to give India victory at the National Stadium.
Captain Sunil scored in the 82nd minute of the match. He scored on a header pass from Farooq Chaudhary. This is Sunil’s 77th goal for India.
In a one-sided game against Nepal, India wasted many other goal opportunities.
In the 33rd minute of the first half, Sunil could not make it 1-0 in an empty post. Nepal’s captain and goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong could not take the direction of the post with his one touch strike.
In the 57 th minute of the match, India’s Manbir Singh lost the chance to score. Singh’s free header was saved by Nepal’s captain and goalkeeper Kiran.
Nepal could not attack any scary post against India in both halves.
At the same time, India has won the tournament for the first time. India has added 5 points in 3 games. India has also risen to the third position.
This is Nepal’s first defeat. Nepal has added 6 points in 3 games. Nepal has dropped to second place. Maldives has risen to the top spot with 6 points.
With the loss to India, now Nepal has to wait for the final game to reach the final. Now, Nepal will compete in the final match against Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Now, Nepal will reach the final if they draw or win against Bangladesh. Bangladesh has no choice but to win against Nepal. Bangladesh is in the fourth position with 4 points in 3 games.
Five nations are participating in this year’s SAFF Championship. The top two teams will compete for the title. Sri Lanka is out of the SAFF Championship.