SAFF CUP 2015 – India Beats Sri Lanka 2 – 0 In Opening Match

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Indian Football Team won their inaugural SAFF cup against Sri Lanka today by a scoreline of 2 – 0 as Robin Singh scored twice. Today at Trivandrum, India, the Indian dominated the game from beginning to end finishing with 78% possession. The win would give Indian coach Stephen Constantine a lot of relief as he was under immense pressure due to India’s lacklustre performance in the World Cup qualifying games.

Robin Singh Scored Two Goals To Secure India's Victory Photo Twitter/@SAFFSUZUKICUP
Robin Singh Scored Two Goals To Secure India’s Victory Photo Twitter/@SAFFSUZUKICUP

India created a host of chances during the first half but Sri Lankan defence held tight till halftime. 5 minutes into the second half Sunil Chhetri muscled inside the Lanka defence and sent a brilliant cross towards Robin Singh who calmly tucked it in. After the goal the Lankans went into a shell and started defending all out but Sunil Chhetri created another brilliant cross from the left flank at the 72nd minute which Robin Singh managed to put past the goalkeeper.

Robin Singh About To Score India's First Goal Photo Twitter/@SAFFSUZUKICUP
Robin Singh About To Score India’s First Goal Photo Twitter/@SAFFSUZUKICUP

A bad news for Indian Squad would be Robin Singh’s injury which he picked up while scoring his second goal. He was replaced by Lallianzuala.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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