India face uzbekistan in play-off match of olympic qualifier


Staff member
Dhaka March 23:

India played out a 1-1 draw with Uzbekistan in their last league match of 2012 Olympics Women's Football Qualifiers first round at Bangabandhu National Stadium here.

Both the teams finished on same four points -- from one win and a draw -- and identical goal average. They will lock horns again in a play-off match tomorrow to determine the group winner. Bangladesh, the third team in the tournament, were beaten by identical margin of 0-3 by both India and Uzbekistan.

The group winner will qualify for the second round of the 2012 Olympic Qualifiers. It was India who drew first blood in the 69th minute through Tababi Devi. But their joy was short-lived as Uzbekistan restored parity in the 77th minute.