Having notched up a morale-boosting semifinal victory against Maldives, defending champions Indian team will try to maintain their supremacy in the SAFF Football Championship.
Young stopper Arnab Mondal scored his maiden international goal as defending champions India beat Maldives 1-0 to enter the final of the SAFF Football Championship for the ninth time here on Monday.
Afghanistan beat hosts Nepal by a solitary goal to enter the summit clash of the SAFF Football Championship, on Sunday.
Defending champions India will start as underdogs when they take on an inspired Maldives in the second semi-final of the SAFF Football Championship here on Tuesday.
India claimed SAFF Football championship title in a convincing manner defeating Afghanistan 4-0 in the final at New Delhi.
The strike duo of Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua were on target as India recorded a clinical 3-0 win over Sri Lanka to advance to the semifinal of the SAFF Football Championship.
Nipuna Dewinda Bandara struck twice as Sri Lanka thrashed Bhutan 3-0 to kick off their campaign in the SAFF Football Championship on a winning note on Saturday.
An inconsistent India lacked the cutting edge as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Afghanistan in SAFF Football Championship.
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