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SAFF Cup: Afghanistan reach semis

DECCAN CHRONICLE | ARUN GEORGE
Published Dec 27, 2015, 7:29 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 2:27 pm IST
Maldives had left it till late to seal a dramatic 3-1 win against Bangladesh.
Action during the SAFF Cup match between Bangladesh and The Maldives in Thiruvananthapuram. The Maldives won 3-1. (Photo: PEETHAMBARAN PAYYERI)
 Action during the SAFF Cup match between Bangladesh and The Maldives in Thiruvananthapuram. The Maldives won 3-1. (Photo: PEETHAMBARAN PAYYERI)

Thiruvananthapuram: Holders Afghanistan and former winners Maldives proved a class apart from their Group ‘B’ counterparts as they stormed into the semifinals of SAFF Cup at the Greenfield Stadium here on Saturday.

Afghanistan were ruthless in their 3-0 annihilation of Bhutan, courtesy an effortless brace from Khaibar Amani, who leads the top-scorer tally with three goals, and a headed goal from Masih Saighani.

 

Maldives had left it till late to seal a dramatic 3-1 win against Bangladesh. Hassan Naiz and Nashid Ahmed came out from the bench to score in 90 and 90+5 minutes of the match to knock out the Tigers with a second defeat in the tournament.

 

 

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