India’s 3-1 win “bad luck for us”, says Maldives coach

India has defeated the Maldives 3-1 in the semifinals of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship, securing its place at the finals of the ongoing Championship Tournament.

The Maldives equalised an early goal from the India side, with Shamweel Qasim scoring in the 60th minute.

However India regained the lead after the Maldives brought down India’s Sunil Chhetri in the penalty area, losing the penalty and allowing India to pull ahead in the 70th minute.

Chhetri scored India’s third goal during injury time, cementing a victory for India that will see it playing Afghanistan in the final, following the latter’s 1-0 victory over Nepal.

Maldives’ coach Istvan Urbanyi said India was “lucky to have won the match.”

“The Indian coach said that the team which made less mistakes will win the tournament. But I said luck is very important. It was 1-1 deadlock and then India got the penalty and we had enough chances to restore parity again but we could not. So it was bad luck for us,” Urbanyi said, following India’s win.

“I had said the team which has extra quality players will win the tournament and my side has more quality players. But bad luck for us.”


11 thoughts on “India’s 3-1 win “bad luck for us”, says Maldives coach”

  1. Indian first goal was scored with a foul on Assad. Referee made lot of mistakes like this. The penalty was controversial too. This is why India got lucky. Even with injured Ashfaq & Baka Maldivian team fought bravely......

  2. Not only do we have a free, democratic and secular form of government........we're even better than you in football.........swagger, swagger, gloat, gloat

  3. From the time we received the team at the airport I was looking forward to taking a picture with Morning Sun Moosa Manik. I was waiting for the final match. sob sob.

  4. To Indira
    Indians favourite hobby is boasting about their success. But the funny thing is the international community do not recognize these achievements. I wonder why. Maybe people like you made a bad name for the "Incredible" Indians and you are surely hell of an "Incredible"... Shhhh!!!

  5. The Maldivian team was horrible. They couldn't link up well, and couldn't go past three or four passes. This team is too weak compared to the team we say back in 08. I think the team needs to integrate younger players into the team now. People like Assad are too old and need to go. The coach also needs some time. One month isn't enough. Also, remove all the politicians from the team. Because politics is involved in the association, the entire thing is corrupt.

  6. To Jinni
    We are BIGGER and we are BETTER........get used to it. If 1.2 billion INDIANS recognize the success of our countrymen the international community can kiss my cute 'Incredible' @$$

  7. You know the problem with you Indians are that you think you are better, wake up, come out of your delusion, you aren’t nothing close to who you think you are, I have been many parts of India, Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Kolkata, and guess what, it stinks all over, most of them doesn’t know what is deodorant is, people live in absolute poverty, even in Metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Delhi, thousand sleep under the bridges, slums all over.
    Yand yevery yinidian you asku saidu “siru wee’r tha berst, wee’aru rticher than Yamerika” trust me you are not even close, you defeated us on 2011, like we defeated you in final in 2008.
    India will never develop (its consider 3rd world country STILL) because you think you are the best, you are so proud of being an Indian, All rich and smart Indian born people (you can’t call them Indian anymore) are leaving you behind, the Singaporean Indian, the Malaysian Indians and the Patels (Britain) and American hate to be linked with India..sad but digest it…

  8. to indira and truth

    if we all decide to pis one day toghether u will sink..........all u know is beg and borrow money from others

  9. To truth,
    Ur just a crap if not worse than crap..guess u will know that 90 % of people in male' live in closed and congested places with one room being shared by 7-8 people which is defined as SLUMS..MOreover maldives goes and begs to all countries in the world for money.BEG is the word.
    all u maldivian people shud stop coming to india for treatment and maldivians are involved in criminal activities when they come to india..U STINK big time..ur whole country can be bought by a single investor from india..u illetrate ignorant dirty fish brain maldivian Mr truth..

  10. to mr truth,
    guess India shud stop sending its potatoes ,rice ,onions ,wheat and lots other commodities to maldives..then all u people will be starving. they shud stop sending the medicines..then all u will be ill . guess they shudnt have lend money to make the saarc auditorium.U didnt had money to make one auditoium even. talk about arrogance and u mr truth will top the chart. check ur belly first and see whats wrong there and how much it is stinking before pointing fingers to others. people like u make bad name for other maldivians internaionally.

  11. Citizen and Tuqloq
    Ouch!! is that why they say truth hurts? you are so hurt aren't you, wow.. now, if we don't pay you, you won't be here in the maldives, if you were not in the maldives you won't be here, so check your shit, its from us..
    you greedy and poor bastards are here to take gold from our country, close down your resorts and leave us and piss off and we will stop importing and going to your country..importing..dont you know that your economy depends in exports? thats imports to somewhere else including us, so aren we paying you? and your guys can't earn a shit in your country so are here, and because so many of you are here, all of you and some of us have to live in such small apartments.. you compare them to slums, are you insane? does it look Dharavi to you? where did they accommodate you oh Indian beggar turned labour?..stink? are you serious? indians are famous for their stink, or rather infamous..
    Piss...i know it was coming; in india thats all you do, anywhere and everywhere, your streets are toilets, please don't do it here, we are civilized..


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