Pakistan’s suicide goal renders India victorious

Indian striker Sunil Chhetri is chased by Pakistani players at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu. Photo: Official SAFF Championship Facebook page.

KATHMANDU: India won the match against their arch rival – Pakistan- by 1-0 in their Group A match of the eighth SAFF Championship here at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Sunday evening.

Pakistani captain Samar Ishaq hit a suicide goal in the 14th minute of the match that eventually made India victorious.

Though India’s own striker Sunil Chhetri did played a very good match though he could not send the ball home in Pakistani’s net.

In the inaugural match, Nepal had defeated Bangladesh 2-0 yesterday.

Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are in Group A, while Afghanistan, Bhutan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are in Group B.

Afghanistan and Bhutan are locking their horns at Halchowk Stadium, and the Maldives and Sri Lanka at the Dasharath Stadium tomorrow.

Sunil Chhetri at SAFF Championship match against Pakistan at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu