SAFF U-20 Meet: Odisha Boy Tankadhar On Target As India Run Riot At Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar: Defending champions India pumped in 8 goals past a hapless Nepal side in the SAFF U-20 Championship at Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday evening.

Odisha boy Tankadhar Bag joined in the goal feast, scoring the sixth goal in the 78th minute.

Showing no mercy to the visitors, Parthib Gogoi and Taison Singh scored a brace each. Himangshu Jagra, Gurkirat Singh and Shubho Paul also got their names on the scoresheet.

It was the second successive win for India, who were stunned 1-2 by Bangladesh in their opening encounter.

The hosts, with 6 points in 3 matches, will take on the Maldives in their final league match on August 2.

Before the kick-off, Odisha’s Chief Secretary and chief guest Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, along with Sports & Youth Services Secretary R Vineel Krishna, were introduced to the players and match officials.

The top two teams will face off in the final on August 5.

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