Dramatic Conclusion: India and Bangladesh Declared Joint Winners of SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship Amidst Chaos

India and Bangladesh declared joint winners amid chaos in SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship final.

In an unprecedented turn of events during the SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship final between India and Bangladesh, both teams were declared joint winners of the trophy, sparking chaos and confusion among players and spectators alike.

The intense final saw Sibani Devi of India scoring an early goal, giving her team the lead within the 8th minute. However, Bangladesh fought back, with Mosammat Sagorika netting a crucial goal in the 90+3rd minute, leveling the score by the end of regular time.

The match proceeded to a penalty shootout, where both teams remarkably scored all 11 kicks, resulting in an unprecedented 11-11 tie. Subsequently, a coin toss was employed to determine the winner, with India emerging victorious, much to the dismay of the Bangladeshi team.

This decision prompted a protest from the Bangladesh team, disputing the fairness of the outcome and leading to a chaotic scene on the field. Despite India’s celebrations, the situation escalated as angry fans in Dhaka resorted to throwing stones and bottles onto the pitch, necessitating police intervention to restore order.

Amidst the chaos, the Indian team was barred from leaving the stadium as officials deliberated on the disputed outcome. The Bangladeshi team, still on the pitch, demanded the penalties to resume, advocating for a fair resolution.

However, confusion prevailed among referees and match officials, leaving both teams and spectators in limbo. Ultimately, after extensive deliberation, it was decided that both India and Bangladesh would be declared co-winners of the championship, an unconventional decision that left both teams bewildered.

Despite initial reluctance, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) accepted the organizers’ decision in the interest of player and staff security. While the trophy was shared, the chaotic conclusion of the match left a lasting impression, highlighting the need for clearer regulations and protocols in similar situations in the future.

Read Latest Football updates on CrPatiNews

Share and Follow Us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *