Bangladesh-India joint champions of SAFF after various dramas
The match, which was tied 1-1 at the scheduled time, went to a tiebreaker, and the result of the final of the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship did not come in 22 shots. The match commissioner decided to toss. To hand over the title to the team that wins the toss. India won the toss. Which Bangladesh could not accept. Bangladesh took a strict stand on the field regarding this decision.
In football, tiebreakers usually continue until ‘sudden death’ is settled. However, the match commissioner De Silva Jayasuriya Dilan did not do that on this day. After realizing his mistake, he changed his decision. India is asked to return to the field. Even though Bangladeshi girls entered the field, they did not do that. Later, the match official allotted 30 minutes for India to enter the field. It is said that Bangladesh is the champion if India does not enter the field. Even after that time, India did not enter the field. Still there was plenty of drama, but India did not take the field. However, even though Bangladesh was supposed to be declared the champion, it was not done in the end. The match commissioner jointly declared both the countries as champions of the match.
Earlier, Bangladesh, who was behind by one goal, scored in the injury time and took the match to a tie-breaker. It was a marathon. Both teams took 11 shots. There was no result. Later it was decided to toss. Whoever wins the team is the champion! Bangladesh lost in that cruel game of fate. After winning the toss, India rejoiced to win the title.
But a little while ago, Bangladesh was jubilant after stopping the 9th penalty shot taken by India. That cheer shook the Kamalapur stadium like an earthquake at that moment. But his rage did not last long. The referee whistled immediately. The goalkeeper catches the ball before taking the shot out of the designated spot of the goal post. The goal was disallowed.
The two teams went to penalty shots again. The result did not come. In the end, the referee had to decide to take the toss wherever Bangladesh lost. Later, even after making an immediate appeal with the referee and the match official, it did not work. Bangladesh lost the title after losing the toss.
However, Bangladesh entered the final by showing great football in the tournament. They swept Nepal, India and finally Bhutan in the round robin league matches. Although that Bangladesh was very unknown today. At the beginning of the match, Bangladesh had to concede a goal in the 8th minute due to the mistake of the defense. Shivani Devi got the ball between the two defenders after catching Neetu Linder's pass from a little above the midfield. She entered the box and finished very well. The morale of Bangladesh takes a big blow. Saiful Bari Titu's disciples did not return to the match in the first half.
After that, the match progressed at the same pace in the second half as well. Even when attacked, there was no life in it. The ball supply was also not as expected. So Bangladesh did not get the goal. At one time, Bangladesh was losing. The scheduled time of the game had also passed. However, like the previous day, Sagarika brought Bangladesh back into the match in injury time. She equalized the match with a great goal.