Indian Women Football team created history after defeating Netherlands 1-0 in the day two of the International friendly match that was played at the Father Agnel Sports Complex in Navi Mumbai.
Ashalata Devi scored the solitary goal in the 15th minute and the SAFF Cup Champions displayed a stunning performance to get the better of the 14th ranked Dutch team, and level the two-match Friendly, 1-1.
Indian coach Anadi Barua described the win as historic for Indian women’s football.
“This is historic. Who would have given us a chance before the two matches against the Dutch? But we did it. My girls did it. This is fantastic. The result will be a big boost for women’s football in India. This is path-breaking,” an elated Barua said after the match which was played at the Father Agnel Sports Complex at Navi Mumbai.
Crossing over, the visitors pressed hard to find the much needed equaliser but were not able to beat the Indian defence.
As the match was nearing its end, the 4,000-odd crowd started dancing to the tunes of Chak De India, cheering for the Indian team. The players in return waved their hands to acknowledge the cheer from the crowd as soon as the referee blew the final whistle.