India eves maul Afg 12-0 in SAFF meet
The Indian women’s football team on Monday sailed into the semifinals of the 3rd SAFF Women’s Championship after registering a crushing 12-0 win over Afghanistan. As if recording mammoth wins against Maldives and Bangladesh were not enough, the women in blue made Afghanistan look like they were playing a different sport, crushing their opponents with a ruthless approach in their last Group A engagement. Striker Bala Devi extended her purple patch scoring another five goals for her country (4’, 12’, 33’, 38’ 83’) while attackers Prameshwori (28’, 47’, 68’) and Indumathi Devi (3’, 6’, 51’) notched up hat-tricks either side of halftime. Mandakini Devi joined the party late with a strike in the 88th minute to complete the rout. India led 8-0 at the interval. India have now found the back of the net 25 times, letting in just once in the last match played against against Bangladesh.