AFC U-16 Championship: Indian Girls Beat Jordan, Miss Qualification by a Whisker

India defeated Jordan 6-3 to finish second in their group with nine points from four matches.

updated: October 23, 2014 18:59 IST
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The Indian U-16 women's football team. (AIFF image)

Dhaka: India's Diwali was both sweet and sour as they breezed past Jordan in a freescoring 6-3 encounter but missed qualification by the skin of their teeth in their last Group B game of the AFC U-16 Women's Championship China 2015 (Qualifiers) at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday.

The girls in blue finished second in the group with nine points from four matches, three behind qualifiers Iran who topped the table with full 12 points from four matches.

Needing to win in the last game and hoping that Bangladesh beat Iran, India stole a march over Jordan in a high-scoring match. Bangladesh in the next match though went down 1-2 to Iran.

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