Nepal Makes history after 28 years in SAFF Championship

SAFF Championship Nepal

Nepal has entered the final of the SAFF Championship Football for the first time making history after 28 years.

Nepal made history after drawing 1-1 with Bangladesh in the final match of their group stage in the Maldives on Wednesday.

Nepal had never reached the final of the SAFF Football which started in 1993. Nepal, which finished third in the first edition, had made its way to the semifinals in 2018.

Bangladesh scored in the ninth minute of the match played at the National Stadium in Male. Sumon reza headed in a corner kick to give Bangladesh an early lead. In the first half, Nepal tried to score but failed. Bangladesh played some defensive games in the second half.

It was the 82nd tinning point of the game. Bangladeshi goalkeeper Anisur Rahman Zico got a red card after a Nepali player in One Versus One, Bangladesh Fouled. Bangladesh, who were reduced to 10 players, came under pressure and went to fight Anjan Bista in D-Box Area. Nepal got a penalty, in which Anjan scored easily.

Nepal reached the final with 7 points after a draw while Bangladesh is out of the group stage.

Now Nepal will play one of India ORMaldives for the title. The final match of the group stage between the two teams will be played on Wednesday. If the Maldives draw to reach the final, India will have to win.