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SAFF Championship: India thrash Pakistan to enter final

Prime News, International and National Sport, Football, Dhaka (Bangladesh), September 14:- Two goals from Manvir Singh and a late strike from Sumit Passi helped India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by 3-1 at the Bangabandhu Stadium here on Wednesday to make it to the final of the ongoing South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship.

After a goalless first-half, Manvir scored his first in the 49th minute only to double the score-line twenty minutes later. Substitute Passi sealed the fate of the match in the 83rd minute. For Pakistan, Hassan Bashir reduced the margin in the 88th minute.

India will now face the Maldives in the summit clash on September 15 (Saturday) who made short work of Nepal, defeating them by 3-0 in the first semi-final earlier in the day. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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