Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Dhaka: India got their SAFF Cup title defence off to a winning start, registering a 2-0 win over Sri Lanka in their Group B tie at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday.
A 35th-minute strike by Ashique Kuruniyan gave India the lead, and Lallianzuala Chhangte’s goal two minutes into the second half sealed the three points for the defending champions.
“I’m happy we won the game obviously. We have a lot of work to do. We missed a lot of opportunities which we can’t afford to.
"In another game, we could have lost this game if we don’t score from those opportunities. I am mildly satisfied,” said coach Stephen Constantine after the win.