India were declared winners of the SAFF U19 Women’s Football Championship in Bangladesh by points after an 11-11 draw on penalties.
The organizers of the game then announced that these two teams jointly won the competition. India took the lead in the 8th minute of the match and led at half time. Bangladesh pulled one back in injury time just before the whistle and the match went to penalties. Interestingly, all 11 players from both teams, including the goalkeepers, converted a goal.
When the score reached 11-11, the referee was about to go ahead with the penalty when he was told not to do so. Suddenly, he called the commanders of the two camps andmade the drawing. India were lucky to win the toss and celebrate. The Bangladeshi complained that the players refused to leave the game long time.
There is a chaos and pandamonium and pandamonium found to throw a few bottles on the fields and beats cans. After more than an hour, the match commissioner, who had taken the decision to toss a coin, reversed his decision and declared India and Bangladesh joint winners.
“It is a good gesture from the All India Football Federation. We have taken the decision to declare both sides as joint winners,” an AIFF source told PTI.