SAFF Championship: India edge Pakistan 1-0 in opener

An own goal from Pakistan captain Samar Ishaq ensured that India got their campaign off to a winning start.

updated: September 01, 2013 20:53 IST
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Defending champions India produced a under-par performance but still managed to beat arch-rivals Pakistan 1-0 in the opening game of the SAFF Football Championship here on Sunday.

It took an own goal from Pakistan captain Samar Ishaq in the 14th minute that ensured three points for Sunil Chhetri and team. India will take on Bangladesh in their second group league encounter on Tuesday.

The match was billed as a contest between Pakistan defender and former Fulham player Zesh Rahman against Chhetri. Both experienced internationals however were lacklustre during the 90 minutes of play.

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