Afghanistan’s Istiqlal High School clinches U-14 Subroto Cup football title
Istiqlal High School defeated Government Model High School, Chandigarh, 5-4 in penalty shootout to win the Under-14 final of the 58th Subroto Cup Football TournamentUpdated: Sep 06, 2017 21:38 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Afghanistan’s Istiqlal High School defeated Government Model High School, Chandigarh, 5-4 in penalty shootout to win the Under-14 final of the 58th Subroto Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi.
The match had ended 0-0 in regulation time.
For the Afghanistan team, Ali, Mortaza, Mahdi, Farid and Baktas were the five scorers in the tiebreaker. For Chandigarh, Pritam, Balraj, Amandeep and L. Sibijit converted from the spot.
Istiqlal High School’s goalkeeper Hasibullah turned out to be their hero as he stopped the last shot.
The final was a well contested affair as both teams tried hard to find the opening goal.
For the Afghanistan team, their right flank was particularly mobile in the second half. However, the lack of a good finish saw them wasting chances.
However, in the latter stages, both the teams employed defensive technique as match lost its sheen.
First Published: Sep 06, 2017 21:38 IST