U19 SAFF Championship: Heartbreak for Nepal after losing to India on penalties

U19 SAFF Championship
Nepali heartbroken after losing to India in the U19 SAFF Championship semi-final in Kathmandu on September 27. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

Kathmandu, September 27

Nepal have crashed out of the U19 SAFF Championship in a heartbreaking fashion after losing to India in a penalty shootout.

The game which finished 1-1 in the 90 minutes went to penalties where Nepal lost 2-3 when Prakash Laksham Limbu, Laxman Thapa and Bikram Thapa failed to convert their spot kicks.

In the earlier stages of the game, India secured an early lead with a goal in the 26th minute, courtesy of Sahil Khursheed.

Nevertheless, in the 74th minute of the match, Samir Tamang, from Nepal, managed to score, levelling the game at 1-1.

With this win, India will take on Pakistan in the final on Saturday.

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