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2022 SAFF U20 Championship: India beat Bangladesh 5-2 to clinch the trophy

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India beat Bangladesh 5-2 after extra time to clinch the 2022 SAFF U20 Championship title, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. India was the host of the 4th edition of the SAFF U-20 Championship. SAFF U-20 Championship is an international football competition for men’s under-18 national teams organized by the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF). Sibajit Singh Leimapokpam was the captain of the Indian team and Som Kumar was the goalkeeper.

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Both teams were locked 1-1 at the interval, and 2-2 after completion of regulation time. Gurkirat scored in the 1st, 60th, 94th and 99th minutes respectively, while Himanshu scored in the 92nd minute. For Bangladesh, Rajon Howladar and Shahin Mia scored in the 44th and 48th minutes.

Top awardee of the tournament:

  • Top scorer – Gurkirat Singh (8 goals)
  • Best player – Gurkirat Singh 
  • Best goalkeeper – Som Kumar

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • South Asian Football Federation President: Kazi Salahuddin;
  • South Asian Football Federation Founded: 1997;
  • South Asian Football Federation Headquarters: Dhaka, Bangladesh;
  • South Asian Football Federation Abbreviation: SAFF;
  • South Asian Football Federation General Secretary: Anwarul Huq.

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