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Afghan Women Football Team Loses 5-1 to India

(Last Updated On: December 31, 2016)


The Afghan women’s football team lost their first match of 4th SAFF campaign against India at the Kanchenjunga Stadium on Tuesday.

The Indian women’s football team thrashed Afghanistan by a whopping 5-1 while Afghanistan scored its first ever goal against its rival.

In the first half of the game, India scored 4-0 in its favor, but after the changeover it was no longer a one-way contest.

Afghan players tried hard to control the game in the second half until finally, Farkhunda Muhtaj netted the first goal in the 87th minute of the game, but three minutes later, India netted the final goal.

The Afghan Football Federation said that the Afghan women’s football team in their two previous games in 2012 and 2014 were defeated by India by scores of 0-11 and 0-12.

In their next game, the Afghanistan women’s team is set to meet Bangladesh in their must-win fixture on Thursday.

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