India's Women's Football Team Triumphs Over Estonia in Turkish Women's Cup

India's Women's Football Team Triumphs Over Estonia in Turkish Women's Cup

In a thrilling encounter at the Gold City Sports Complex, India's senior women's football team secured a hard-fought 4-3 victory against Estonia, marking a historic moment as it was their first triumph over a UEFA team. The match was part of the Turkish Women's Cup football tournament, where India showcased their determination and resilience.

Manisha Kalyan, a key player for India, demonstrated her prowess by scoring a brace, contributing two crucial goals to the team's success. Her first goal came in the 17th minute, giving India an early lead. However, Estonia's Lisette Tammik equalized in the 32nd minute, keeping the match evenly poised.

The second half witnessed India taking control of the midfield, with Soumya Guguloth, Anju Tamang, and Pyari Xaxa combining effectively to create scoring opportunities. Indumathi Kathiresan capitalized on this momentum, scoring a stunning long-range goal in the 62nd minute, putting India back in the lead. Xaxa further extended the advantage with a well-executed goal in the 79th minute.

Kalyan sealed the victory for India in the 81st minute, converting a cross from Sandhiya Ranganathan. However, Estonia showed great resilience, scoring two late goals through Vlada Kubassova and Mari Liis Lillemae in the 88th and 90th minutes respectively, making the final moments of the match tense.

Despite the late scare, India held on to secure a memorable victory, marking a significant milestone in their footballing journey. The team's performance showcased their growing strength and potential, as they prepare for their next challenge against Hong Kong on Saturday.

Tags: #IndianFootball, #WomensFootball, #TurkishWomensCup, #ManishaKalyan, #HistoricVictory

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