Despite a splendid performance by the home team, Nepal has lost to India. In what could be called a highly exciting match, the final score was 3 – 1. Both the teams played very well and deserve high praise.
In spite of having performed outstanding in the group stage games earlier, Nepal could not score more than a goal. The game was at draw until the first half of the game as Dalima Chibbar scored a goal for India in the 26nd minute, while Sabitra Bhandari headed to a goal for Nepal in the 33nd minute.
After the interval, India’s women players Grace Dangmei and Anju Tamang added two more goals in the 63nd and 78 minutes of the game, respectively, leading the score of 3 to 1.
This match marks the conclusion of the SAFF Women’s Championship 2019. Initially supposed to be held in Sri Lanka in 2018, the tournament was moved to Nepal in a last minute change.
The tournament has been hosted five times (including 2019), interestingly India has won all five times