For those living under a rock, our national women's team won the SAFF (South Asian Football Federation Championship) for the 5th consecutive time last Friday.
India scored 3 goals against Nepal. One of them was by Dalima Chhibber.
A glimpse of my goal scored from a freekick yesterday against Nepal in the final match of the SAFF Championship, 2019.— Dalima Chhibber (@DalimaChhibber) March 23, 2019
.#Saffchampionship #ShePower #IndianFootball #Champions pic.twitter.com/6JehH0UAlb
I don't need to add that it was a stunning goal, but I am kind of dying to.
The 21-year-old Delhi-born striker completely stole the show with her 26th-minute free kick, making the ball fly above the heads of the opponents and sending the crowd into a frenzy. With this, she also laid the foundation of India's victory.
Don't tell me that sky is the limit when I can 'Bend it like Beckham'.#TeamIndia's @DalimaChhibber sends a massive screamer freekick into the back of the net against Nepal in the SAFF Women's Championship Finals! @IndianFootball @OfficiaIDB pic.twitter.com/L52CCy6Sbv— Team India (@ioaindia) March 23, 2019
27' - Sorry, but that was so effing brilliant from @DalimaChhibber!— Womens Football India (@WomensFootieIND) March 22, 2019
We've been run all over in the first 30 minutes and that goal could just as well ease the pressure!
NEP 0-1 IND
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Dalima was later awarded with the title of Player of the Tournament which was so well deserved.
Proud and honored to receive the MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD of the SAFF CHAMPIONSHIP, 2019. .— Dalima Chhibber (@DalimaChhibber) March 24, 2019
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India defeated Nepal 3-1 on their homeground to clinch the title and extend its unbeaten run in the tournament to 23. The other two goals came from Grace Dangmei and substitute Anju Tamang as the country lifted the trophy at Sahid Rangashala Stadium.