India defeated the Afghan national football team during the final match of South Asia Football Federation (SAFF) Championship final to claim the championship title for the 7th time.
Both Afghanistan and India ended the first half of the match with no goals scored but the Afghan player zubair Amiri hits first goal for Afghanistan during 70th minute of the game.
However, the Indian player Jeje managed to level the game by hitting the first goal for India during the 71st minute of the game.
The two teams could not achieve more goals until the last minute of the second half and despite an additional time was announced.
India managed to score during the second goal during the last minutes of first additional time allowed and managed to lead the game 2-1.
Despite being favorites mainly due to past performances in group matches and semi-final, the final match of the tournament proved to be unlucky for the Afghan footballers who started the game with aggression during both the first and second half and the extra times.
Both the Afghan head coach Petar Segrt and the Afghan players protested against suspicious fouls particularly during the second extra time during which the Afghan footballers stepped up efforts to level the game and missed some chances to secure a goal.
The Afghan team managed to secure second place in SAFF Championship and handed over the SAFF Championship title to India. Afghanistan claimed SAFF Championship for the first time after defeating India during the final match of the Championship in 2013.
Afghanistan’s record until the final match of the tournament having secured 16 goals during their 4 appearance against Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka in the semi-finals.