SAFF Women's Championship: India Crush Afghanistan 12-0; Move Into Semis

Updated: 18 November 2014 10:14 IST

As if recording mammoth wins against Maldives and Bangladesh were not enough, the women in blue made Afghanistan look like they were playing a different sport, crushing their opponents with a ruthless approach in their last Group A engagement.

SAFF Women's Championship: India Crush Afghanistan 12-0; Move Into Semis
Indian forward Ngangom Bala Devi (L) is challenged by Afghanistan midfielder Yalda Arghandiwal (R) during their match in the 3rd South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) women's football championship at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad on November 17, 2014. India defeated Afghanistan 12-0. © AFP

Islamabad:

The Indian women's football team on Monday sailed into the semifinals of the 3rd SAFF Women's Championship after registering a crushing 12-0 win over Afghanistan.

As if recording mammoth wins against Maldives and Bangladesh were not enough, the women in blue made Afghanistan look like they were playing a different sport, crushing their opponents with a ruthless approach in their last Group A engagement.

Striker Bala Devi extended her purple patch scoring another five goals for her country (4', 12', 33', 38' 83') while attackers Prameshwori (28', 47', 68')and Indumathi Devi (3', 6', 51') notched up hat-tricks either side of halftime.

Mandakini Devi joined the party late with a strike in the 88th minute to complete the rout.

India led 8-0 at the interval. Bala Devi has now scored 11 goals in three matches while India have found the back of the net 25 times letting in just once in the last match against Bangladesh.

Needless to say, India are in the semifinals without a glimmer of a hitch and will take on Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

Topics : Football
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