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Afghanistan Set up SAFF Cup Final With India

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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan edged past Nepal 1-0 in their South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup match in New Delhi to reach the final, an official said on Wednesday. 
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and Bhutan are participating in the championship that got underway on December 3. 
Afghani players played well, but they lost some chances, pushing the match into the extra time, Afghan coach Humayun Kargar said this news agency.
Thanks to Bilal Arzo, who scored the solitary goal in the 101st minute, Afghanistan marched into the final of the tournament for the first time. 
The coach promised all out efforts to win the championship.   
Afghanistan will take on hosts India in the final, slated for Sunday. 
In their previous encounter, the Afghans held India to a 1-1 draw.

Last modified on Sunday, 11 December 2011 07:10

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