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Football: India woman's team advance to SAFF C'ship final

September 14, 2012 12:15 IST

Sasmita Mallick found the net four times as India mauled Afghanistan 11-0 to storm into the Women's South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in Colombo on Friday.

India's goals came through Mallick (43rd, 60th, 61st, 78th), Yumnam Kamala Devi (4th, 57th, 90th), Prameshwori Devi (31st), Oinam Bem Bem Devi (40th, 70th), and Pinky Bompal (80th).

Oinam Bem Bem Devi and co. will either meet Nepal or hosts Sri Lanka in the summit clash on Sunday.

India continued from where they left off against Bhutan in their last outing. They took the lead in as early as the fourth minute through Yumnam, who went on to score two more goals in the second half.

The Afghans were no match to India's prowess as they looked in sublime touch scoring another three in the first half. Prameshwori, skipper Bem Bem Devi and Mallick found the back of the net.

The first half was a trailer of things to come as India scored seven goals after the break with Mallick's hat-trick standing out.

Bem Bem Devi scored one more while Pinky Bompal added another in the 80th minute. Kamala Devi completed the rout in stoppage time.

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