Bangalore; News Agency: In the SAFF Football Championship, India almost beat Kuwait thanks to Sunil Chhetri’s goal; But an own goal by India’s own Anwar Ali at the end of the match ended India’s victory. The match was tied 1-1 at full time. This shattered India’s dream of topping the group. (SAFF Championship)
India captain Sunil Chhetri (45+2 minutes) scored his 92nd international goal to give India a 1-0 lead in the first half in a tightly contested match at the Krantirwa Stadium here. (SAFF Championship)
The Indian team, energized by this lead, played vigorously. At this time, the Kuwaiti players were also taunted. India’s Rahim Ali and Kuwait’s Ahmed Al Kalaf were red carded due to a row in the 90th minute. India’s Anwar Ali scored an own goal in the 90+2 minutes of the match. Therefore, Kuwait was able to equalize. In the end, the match ended in a 1-1 draw on the same number of goals. As India have already reached the semi-finals, this result will not affect them in any way.
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