IND vs KUW, SAFF Championship Final: India has defeated Kuwait in the SAFF Championship final. In this match, Sunil Chhetri’s team defeated Kuwait 5-4 in the penalty shootout. In fact, both the teams were tied at 1-1 till the stipulated time, after which the match went into extra time. But the players of both the teams could not score even in extra time. Then the match went to the penalty shootout. However, India has won the SAFF Championship for the 9th time.
Kuwait player Alkaldi scored the first goal of the final
Kuwait’s player Alkaldi scored the first goal of this match. In this way, Kuwait took a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute of the match. At the same time, after this the Indian team got a chance to score in the 17th minute, but missed. However, captain Sunil Chhetri scored a goal in the 39th minute for India. In this way the Indian team equalized. After this the game came to a level of 1-1.
🇮🇳⚽ 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳! India’s dominance in the SAFF Championship continues as they secure their 9th title in style.
👊🏻 India asserts its superiority with a thrilling victory over Kuwait in the final.
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Match decided by penalty shootout
The final match between India and Kuwait remained tied at 1-1 till the stipulated time. After which the match went into extra time. But even in the extra time, the players of both the teams failed to score. After which the match was decided by penalty shootout. The Indian team defeated Kuwait 5-4 in the penalty shootout. In this way, the Indian team led by Sunil Chhetri won the SAFF Championship title for the record 9th time.
These players scored in the penalty shootout
Mahesh Singh, Subhasish Bose, Lallianzuala Changte, Sandesh Jhingan and Sunil Chhetri scored for India in the penalty shootout. However, Udanta Singh failed to score on the penalty shootout. At the same time, Shabib, Abdul Aziz, Ahmed and Fawaz scored for Kuwait. While Mohammad Abdullah and Khalid could not score for Kuwait in the penalty shootout.
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