India were declared joint winners with hosts Bangladesh at the SAFF Women’s Under-19 Football Championship. Although the visiting team initially considered itself the winner after tossing the coin, but the match officials later changed the decision and declared both the teams joint winners.
on thursday to india Declared joint winners with hosts Bangladesh in the SAFF Women’s Under-19 Football Championship. Although the visiting team initially considered itself the winner after tossing the coin, but the match officials later changed the decision and declared both the teams joint winners. The match remained tied at 1-1 after the scheduled 90 minutes of play. Then the referee decided to have a penalty shootout.
Interestingly, all 11 players of both the teams, including the goalkeepers, converted their penalty kicks into goals. After the score reached 11-11, the referee was about to continue the penalty shootout when she was refused to do so. Suddenly he called the captains of both the teams and the coin was tossed. India got lucky and started celebrating after winning the toss. But Bangladesh players protested and refused to leave the playing field for a long time.
Due to this, an atmosphere of chaos was created everywhere and a large crowd was seen throwing bottles on the field. They were also seen raising slogans. After more than an hour the match commissioner who had decided the coin toss changed his decision and India and Bangladesh were declared joint winners.
It was a nice gesture by the All India Football Federation, an All India Football Federation source told PTI. We accepted the decision to declare both the teams as joint winners. This happened due to confusion among the match officials regarding the rules of the tournament.