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India eliminate Bhutan in SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 27 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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India eliminated Bhutan from the ongoing SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship 2023 after crushing them by a massive 9-0 goal win at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sepoy Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday.

All-losers Bhutan earlier suffered a 1-8 goal defeat to Bangladesh, a 0-5 goals defeat to Nepal and a 1-9 goal defeat to Russia in their previous group matches.

On Sunday, India’s Shilji Shaji scored five goals in the 12th, 62nd, 69th, 76th and 79th minutes while Sibani Devi added two in the 42nd, 61st minutes and Menaka Lourembam, Thoibisana Chanu Toijam netted one each in the 3rd and 56th minutes respectively. In the day’s other match, Russia beat Nepal by 3-0 goals at the same venue. Russia’s Elena Golik scored two goals in the 63rd and 75th minutes while Polina Filshina added one in the 83rd minute.