Nepal failed to reach into final by loosing 1-3 goals to India in SAFF Women’s Championship Played on Monday.Emerging Nepali sensation Sabitra Bhandari’s goal in the 75th minute was not sufficient for Nepal to defeat the archrivals.

The defending champions India had taken the lead in the match with a goal of Kamala Devi in the 44th minute. They doubled the margin in the 58th minute with Indumati’s score.

Nepal tried to come back in the game and improved the goal difference to 2-1 in the 75th minute, but India’s Sashmita Mallik’s goal in the 83rd minute shattered dreams of the Nepali eves.

India, consequently, were 3-1 up when the final whistle blew.

Nepal had reached the semifinal by winning over Bhutan the Maldives and srilanka without conceding a goal. The scores were 8-0, 9-0 and 1-0 respectively.

While India won all three previous editions of the regional tournament, Nepal were the runners-up every time (2010, 2012, 2014).