The Indian U-14 Women’s National Team breezed into the Finals of the AFC U-14 Regional Championship as the Indian eves defeated Iran 4-3 in the Semi-Finals of the Championship in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on April 30, 2016.
The Indian Women will face Bangladesh in the Finals of the Championship on May 01, 2016.
Coming on the back of a hefty 9-0 win over Nepal, the Indian eves wasted little time in formalities and took the lead in the 9th minute when Sunita Munda punished Iran for uncanny defending. Two minutes later, Sunita once again popped up in the 18 yard box and scored to give India a two goal advantage.
Complacency next, almost cost the Indian eves the match as Iran scored in quick successions, in the 21st and the 24th minute, and took the lead in the 32nd minute, as the half-time scoreline read 3-2 in Iran’s favour.
Not to be deterred, the Indian eves played their heart out on the pitch and pillaged the Iranian citadel. Constant attacks were bound to reap profits sooner or later, and in the 43rd minute, Susmita Munda scored to put India on level terms.
In the 58th minute, Susmita Munda gave India the lead as she blasted her opportunity into the back of the net to make the scoreline read 4-3 in India’s favour.
The full-time scoreline read the same as India registered a rather dramatic win over Iran.
by AIFF Media