Two days after pumping in five past Sri Lanka, India failed to find the target even once, quite similar to how they had fared against Maldives in their opening match. With two wins and the draw today, the last year's runners-up advanced into the final with seven points.
     
India (five points) face Bangladesh (six) in what will be the last match for both nations Saturday to decide which team will face Nepal in the summit clash February 15.
     
"It would be nice to have Bangladesh as our final opponents... India are a strong side and put us under severe pressure," Nepal's coach Dhruba Bahadur told a news conference.

He further said his girls changed to a defensive mode in the second-half which allowed them a point and subsequently, an entry into the South Asian Games women's football final.

"India played well. This was our first drawn match but we are happy to make it through to the final," Bahadur said.

 

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