In­dia women out to seal fi­nal spot

The Asian Age - - Sport -

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Bhubaneswar: Hosts In­dia would look to seal a place in the fi­nal of the Hero Gold Cup women’s in­ter­na­tional foot­ball tour­na­ment when they face Nepal in their sec­ond roundrobin match here on Mon­day. In­dia be­gan their cam­paign with a 1- 0 win over Iran on Satur­day with Anju Ta­mang find­ing the net in the 48th minute and a win on Mon­day would take them to fi­nal of the four- team tour­na­ment. The win against Iran was In­dia’s fifth on the trot af­ter back- to- back vic­to­ries against both In­done­sia and Hong Kong in matches prior to this tour­na­ment. “We play for a win in ev­ery match, and against Iran it was no dif­fer­ent. We knew this will be a tough match for us. We wanted to start the tour­na­ment of a pos­i­tive note,” said coach May­mol Rocky. In­dia could have scored more but were un­lucky as Sanju hit the wood­work in the sec­ond half and Anju muffed another golden chance in the dy­ing min­utes. “Ev­ery­one did their job on the pitch to the fullest. We were con­fi­dent be­fore the match.”—

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