Afghanistan enter SAFF Cup final with 1-0 win over hosts Nepal

Nepal had their chances, including back-to-back penalties awarded in the 88th minute under controversial circumstances, but Afghanistan goalkeeper Mansur Fagiryar saved Rohit Chand's spot-kick on both occasions.

updated: September 08, 2013 20:41 IST
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Kathmandu, Nepal: Afghanistan beat hosts Nepal by a solitary goal to enter the summit clash of the SAFF Football Championship, here on Sunday.

In a highly entertaining first semifinal, the home team played their hearts out but Sanjar Ahmadi did what mattered the most - scored the winner in the 10th minute of the match.

Afghanistan will meet the winner of the second semifinal between India and Maldives on Wednesday.

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