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India beat Palestine in U-16 AFC qualifiers

Givson gives the breakthrough with strong freekick

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Kathmandu: India scored three goals in the second half to blank Palestine 3-0 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers at the Halchowk Stadium here on Wednesday.

Givson Singh Moirangthem opened the scoring off an impeccable free-kick in the 51st minute. It was followed by a strike from Bekey Oram in the 72nd minute. The last nail in the Palestine coffin was delivered by skipper Vikram Pratap in the 79th minute.

India came very close to drawing first blood in the eighth minute but Oram’s shot whizzed past the crossbar. Changing over, Givson stunned the Palestine goalkeeper in the 51st minute when his right-footed free-kick found the target leaving the custodian stranded at the other end.