Chhetri scores twice, India beat Maldives 3-1

Sunil Chhetri scored two goals as defending champions India defeated the Maldives 3-1 to make it to the final of the SAFF Cup football tournament at the Nehru Stadium here on Friday.

updated: December 09, 2011 20:25 IST
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New Delhi: India in a vastly improved performance defeated their bugbear Maldives 3-1 to enter their third successive SAFF Cup football final here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday.

Five times champions India await the winners of the other semifinal between Afghanistan and Nepal in Sunday's title clash.

India were impressive and pressed hard right from the start. They should have scored much earlier than their live-wire wing-back Syed Rahim Nabi did in the 23rd minute.

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