Hosts India clinched the SAFF Championships title for the ninth time after beating Kuwait 5-4 in a tense penalty shootout after either side have been deadlocked 1-1 in 120 minutes within the summit conflict right here on Tuesday.
After 5 rounds of penalty kicks the scoreline remained 4-4 and the sudden demise rule was utilized.
Mahesh Naorem scored however a diving India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu saved Khaled Hajiah’s shot at hand victory to the house aspect.
Within the regulation time, Shabaib Al Khaldi had put Kuwait within the lead within the 14th minute earlier than Lallianzuala Chhangte equalised within the thirty ninth minute.
Defending champions India and Kuwait had additionally performed out a 1-1 draw of their final group match.