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Controversy over SAFF Women's Under-19 Football Champion: India declared winner on the basis of first toss; Bangladesh also won after fans got angry


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The match also remained tied at 1-1 in the penalty shootout.

After a dispute over the winner of the SAFF Women's Under-19 Football Championship, India and Bangladesh were declared joint winners.

After the score remained 11-11 in the penalty shootout, the match was decided on the basis of toss. The toss was in favor of India. After which Bangladesh fans got angry and started throwing stones and bottles at him. After an hour, a decision had to be taken to jointly declare India and Bangladesh the winners.

The score remained tied at 1-1 till the stipulated time.
In fact, in the final played in Bangladesh, both the teams were able to score only one goal each in the stipulated 90 minutes. This was followed by a penalty shootout, which also ended in a draw and all 11 players from both the teams, including the goalkeepers, converted their penalty kicks.

After the scoreline reached 11-11, the referee was about to continue the penalty shootout, but was asked not to do so. After this he called the captains of both the sides and threw the toss. India was successful in winning the toss and started celebrating.

Bangladeshi fans started throwing bottles
Bangladeshi fans went berserk after India was declared the winner. They started throwing bottles on the ground. Also started sloganeering. After the fans threw bottles, the players of both the teams were taken out in a safe circle.

The match commissioner changed the decision after an hour
Considering the seriousness of the matter, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) proposed to jointly declare both the teams as winners. After which the match commissioner declared both the teams joint winners after an hour.

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