Boby Singh, Korou Singh, Vanlalpeka Guite captains and Aman each scored a goal in India’s resounding victory. In the group stage, Nepal defeated India with a score of 3-1.
In the final, however, India appeared to be an eager side to take full charge of the procedure from the outset. They finished early in the game, found space in the Nepal defence, and took the lead in the 18th minute thanks to Boby, who headed home from the far corner of the goal, after a fine combination. between Ricky Meetei and Guite, when the latter made a cross towards the final scorer.
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Guite became dense again 12 minutes later, he added another assist, as he passed the ball to Korou Singh, who had to just circle the keeper and send the ball home.
The second goal meant that Nepal started attacking India’s half with much more urgency, but India’s midfield was trying to frustrate their efforts. Frustration erupted in the 39th minute, when Nepal’s captain Prashant Laksam elbowed Danny Laishram in the back after the two got into a fight for the ball – an action that prompted the referee to immediately show a red card.
With the man-made advantage, India saw out the remainder of the first half, before resuming the proceedings after the altercation ended. Not long after, Guite had his own goal in the 63rd minute, when his cross from the left flank went into the top corner, giving India a 3-0 lead.
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Nepal’s second-half substitute Dhan Singh created a few chances for his team in the closing minutes, but the one-man advantage meant India were able to thwart efforts.
At the end of the second half, India substitute Aman added salt to the injury in injury time, scoring his fourth goal, after he had conceded a goal behind the Nepal defence.
The end result is beyond doubt as India has successfully defended their title.
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The India Guite captain was named Player of the Tournament, while goalkeeper Sahil won the Best Goalkeeper award.
Head Coach Bibiano Fernandes Praise the team’s efforts.
“I am extremely proud of my boys. There’s been a lot of hard work done and every support staff and player deserves the same credit,” he said.
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“AIFF’s efforts at the youth level by providing us with ongoing tours with help from SAI have helped the boys mature.”