Within the penalty shoot out, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu pulled off the decisive save.© Twitter
India lifted a report ninth SAFF Championship title on Tuesday after overcoming Kuwait within the penalty shootout at Sri Kanteerava Out of doors Stadium in Bengaluru. There was a way of panic within the Indian dugout after Kuwait had taken the lead by Shabaib Al Khaldi. Nonetheless, the hosts lastly equalised after Ashique Kuruniyan picked out Sunil Chhetri, who mixed with Sahal Abdul Samad, to arrange Lallianzuala Chhangte for a simple tap-in. The scoreline remained intact because the match went to extra-time, adopted by penalties.
Within the penalty shootout, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu pulled off the decisive save off Kuwait captain Khaled Hajiah’s effort to spark wild celebrations on the Kanteerava.
After 5 rounds of penalty kicks, the scoreline was 4-4 with each side lacking a penalty every and the sudden demise rule was kicked off.
Mahesh Naorem stepped up and scored for the Indian crew. Sandhu had a troublesome problem in entrance of him as Hajiah stepped in to convey again parity within the scoreline.
Sandhu made a diving save to maintain Khaled’s shot away from the aim line. As quickly as he saved the penalty, he ran and pulled off an animated celebration in entrance of the house followers.
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