Pasighat: Manipur beat Railways 1-0 to triumph in the final of the 25th Senior Women’s NFC 2019-20 at the CHF Ground on Tuesday.While both the teams went for a safety-first approach since the get-go, defenders had their tasks cut out to keep Manipur skipper Bala Devi and Kamala, who came into the game having scored twenty goals apiece, in check.Daya Devi, who scored seven goals in the last two matches, got the first chance in the second minute but Railways goalkeeper Swarnamayee Samal parried it away.Railways wingers Mamta and Sanju continued to keep the Manipur defenders on their toes and the latter could have found the back of the net inside the first ten minutes but missed the target by a whisker. Daya got another chance in the 28th minute from an acute angle but her left-footer went begging.Following fewer chances in the first 45 minutes, Railways deployed more pair of legs in the attacking third to help Kamala and Sanju in their pursuit of the eluding goal but to no avail.After the hour-mark, Manipur shifted gears and earned back-to-back opportunities only to see them intercepted by India’s national team skipper Ashalata Devi and Manisha Panna.Finally, in the 67th minute, following a melee inside the Railways box, Bala unleashed a right-footer and Samal, whose vision was blocked partially, had clearly no answer to stop that. IANS Also Read: Manipur to face Railways in final of Women National Football C’ship Also Watch: Soil Erosion at 4-lane National Highway in Lumding | The Sentinel News | Assam News
In all Euro 2020 will be played across 13 European nations with London’s Wembley stadium hosting the final and the semi-finals.The announcement was made in Geneva by UEFA president, Michel Platini.Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Budapest, Brussels and Glasgow are the other cities to secure last-16 ties as well as group stage encounters. While Munich, Baku, St. Petersburg and Rome will each host a quarter final and three group stage games.