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India crowned champions of SAFF U16 Championship 2023


10 Sept. 2023

India displayed a dominant performance over Bangladesh in the finals of the SAFF U16 Championship 2023 to be crowned the champions of the competition at the Changlimithang National Stadium on Sunday.

India, who had advanced to the finals of the tournament on a back of eight goals against Maldives in the semi-finals, scored as early as in the eight minute through Bharat Lairenjam.

Bangladesh never looked as promising as they were against Pakistan in the semi-finals. As a result of this, they were constantly pushed back in their own half.

Levis Zangminlum scored the winning goal for India in the 74th minute.

India also swept the individual award winning all three of them.

MD Abarsh won honors for Most Valuable Player and also bagged the Highest Goal Scorer Award with three goals. Suraj Singh was adjudged the Best Goal Keeper.