India wins their second AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup 2024 qualification match.
Apurna Narzary celebrates with Astam Oraon during the AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup 2024 qualifiers vs Singapore. (Image courtesy of AIFF)
In their second encounter in Group F of the 2024 AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers Round 1, the Indian U-20 Women trounced Indonesia handily. The women in blue scored six goals while conceding none.
Speedy winger of India Neha set the tone with a brace in the first half, while Kajol D’Souza added a powerful strike to the total.
The first game’s standout, India Apurna Narzary, joined the act with a headed goal in the second half, before replacement Sumati Kumari displayed poise and netted a brace.
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As it happened India-Japan:
The referee blows the whistle as another dominant display from Maymol Rocky’s team comes to an end.
FT: IND 6-0 INA
What a calm finish from Kumari! It’s Kajol once again with a beautiful through ball to put Sumati through on goal, who slots it past the goalie.
IND 6-0 INA
85′- Kajol almost got her second
Brilliant dropping of the shoulder from Kajol to make space for herself but her shot is just above the crossbar.
74′- SUMATI SCORESS A WORLDIE!
Kajol whips in an inch-perfect cross inside the box for substitute Sumati Kumari to volley in the top right corner!
IND 5-0 INA
Anita Kumari had another good chance to add to India’s goal tally but her shot is straight at the goalie.
69′- Apurna taps it in, but called offside
The goalkeeper saves a shot from an Indian player from the edge of the box but the rebound falls to Apurna who taps it in. However, the lineswoman calls it offside.
The women in blue are now taking shots for fun at the Indonesian goal.
The young winger couldn’t complete her hattrick as she’s taken off to make way for Sumati Kumari.
60′- Poor finishing from Apurna
Apurna was one-on-one with the goalkeeper and had oodles of time to pick her spot but she couldn’t convert the chance and get her second.