SAFF Championship: India beat Pakistan 1-0
SAFF's reigning champion India started its title defence by defeating Pakistan 1-0 at the Dashrath Stadium on Sunday.
Players in action during the second SAFF match played between Pakistan (black with...
However, the victory for India was unconvincing as Pakistan gifted the win to India with the latter’s skipper Samar scoring an own goal in the 14th minute.
Although India clearly looked to be the better side, the match was quite dull with none of the excitement that was seen during Saturday’s inaugural match in which Nepal defeated Bangladesh 2-0.
India will next meet Bangladesh on September 3 at Halchowk Stadium while Pakistan will vie against hosts Nepal on the same day at Dashrath Stadium.
India and Pakistan are drawn alongside Nepal and Bangladesh in Group ‘A’ while Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan are in Group ‘B’. Nepalnews.com