Bhubaneswar: India defeated Bangladesh 5-2 in the Final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-20 Championship at the Kalinga Stadium here to win the trophy.
Powered by Gurkirat Singh’s four goals and Himanshu Jangra’s single goal, India registered a comprehensive victory over Bangladesh.
This is Team India’s second consecutive title victory in the SAFF U-20 Championships as it had also won the tournament in 2019 by beating Bangladesh.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited the Kalinga Stadium to witness the match. He congratulated the players of both teams before commencement of the match.
The tournament that had commenced on 25th July featured 5 teams– Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and host India.
The teams expressed their delight to be in Bhubaneswar and have such facility and support from the State Government.