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Pakistan defeat Lanka for football gold in SAF

india Updated: Aug 28, 2006 12:00 IST
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Pakistan retained the football gold with a 1-0 victory over Sri Lanka in the final at the 10th South Asian Games in Colombo.

The only goal came in the 44th minute when Adeel Ahmed found the target with a sharp header that caught the host nation's defence offguard.

Trailing 0-1 at the break, the Sri Lankans, egged on by the home crowd, tried several sorties in the second session, but failed to draw parity.

Nepal won the bronze, with a 2-0 victory over the Indian under-20 side earlier on Saturday.

Pakistan had won the title on home soil two years back, defeating India in the final. Sri Lanka had claimed the bronze.

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