Monday, February 6, 2023

Karnataka lose to Meghalaya in Khelo India, advance to semis as group runner-up

Karnataka boys lost to the group winner Meghalaya 2-1 in the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games at Indore today morning. With 2 wins and a loss, they qualify as the second placed team to final four. Karnataka will play against Group A winner Punjab, who progressed to semi-final after completing an all-win record in their group. The other semi-final game will be played between Meghalaya (7 pts) and Group A runner-up Kerala (6 pts). 

Karnataka took an early lead in the game, with Abhishek proving his goal scoring mettle, taking his goal-scoring tally to 4 in this edition of Khelo India. Meghalaya restored parity in the 40th minute via Cannyson Kharnaior. After changing ends, Blanangshngain Khongsdam, who came in as a replacement for Fashioning Syngkli in the first half, scored the second goal (68'). 

The semi-final will be played on Wednesday, February 8.


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