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India Women's team humiliate Maldives 15-0 in Asian Games opener

2014 Incheon Asian Games

2014 Incheon Asian Games

The Indian Women’s national team started their 2014 Incheon Asian Games campaign with a 15-0 humiliation of the Maldives on Sunday.

Sasmita Malik opened the score sheet for India at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field just four minutes into the game. Kamala Devi (4x), Bala Devi (2x) increased the lead, while Sasmita Malik scored two more goals to give India a 9-0 lead at half-time.

Ashalata Devi, Oinam Bembem Devi and Prameshwori Devi were also able to book their place on the score board, as Kamala Devi and Sasmita Malik finished off the impressive performance by the Indian Women’s national team under the watchful eyes of head coach Tarun Roy.

The Indian Women’s team will face hosts Korea Republic in their second group match on Wednesday (September 17). The India Men’s U-23 national team will kick-off its campaign against the United Arab Emirates tomorrow.

Please scroll down for the AIFF Match Report.

2014 Incheon Asian Games | Women’s Football
at Namdong Asiad Rugby Field, Incheon, Korea Republic


1-0 Sasmita Malik (4′)
2-0 Kamala Devi Yumnam (17′)
3-0 Bala Devi Ngangom (19′)
4-0 Sasmita Malik (21′)
5-0 Kamala Devi Yumnam (22′)
6-0 Sasmita Malik (25′)
7-0 Kamala Devi Yumnam (30′)
8-0 Bala Devi Ngangom (45’+1′)
9-0 Kamala Devi Yumnam (45’+5′)
10-0 Ashalata Devi Loitongbom (53′)
11-0 Oinam Bembem Devi (55′)
12-0 Kamala Devi Yumnam (63′)
13-0 Sasmita Malik (79′)
14-0 Sasmita Malik (87′)
15-0 Prameshwori Devi Irom (90’+3′)


1 Aditi Chauhan; 3 Ashem Romi Devi, 4 Ashalata Devi Loitongbam, 17 Tuli Goon (44′ 5 Suprava Samal), 18 Upamati Devi Thokchom; 6 Oinam Bembem Devi, 7 Premi Devi Yumlembam [C] (72′ 14 Amoolya Kamal), 9 Kamala Devi Yumnam; 10 Bala Devi Ngangom (55′ 2 Radharani Devi Gurumayum), 11 Sasmita Malik, 16 Prameshwori Devi Irom

Unused Subs
13 Pushpa Tirkey, 15 Okram Roshni Devi; 8 Mandakini Devi Moirangthem, 12 Dangmei Grace

1 Aminath Leeza; 3 Sheeneez Mohamed, 5 Sanfa Ibrahim Didi, 12 Areesha Riza, 14 Mariyam Mirfath, 15 Aminath Zaahiya; 7 Fadhuwa Zahir [C], 10 Fathimath Afza, 16 Sithana Ali (84′ 11 Aishath Samaa), 17 Hawwa Haneefa; 8 Mariyam Rifa (57′ 2 Farah Ahmed)

Unused Subs
18 Lubna Hussain Maniku; 4 Shaufa Mohamed, 6 Shiyana Ahmed Zuhair, 9 Aishath Maeesa, 13 Aminath Azeema


Nami Imaizumi (Japan)

Assistant Referees
Chie Ohata (Japan), Plaung Gay (Myanmar)

Fourth Official
Fusako Kajiyama (Japan)


Yellow Cards

Yellow-Red Cards

Red Cards

AIFF Match Report

India began their campaign in the Incheon Asian Games on a high when the Indian Women’s Football Team came up with a dominating performance to pump in more than a dozen goals past Maldives to win 15-0 in their first Group A match on Sunday (September 14) and move a step closer to a quarterfinal berth in the Competition.

A ‘five’-star performance from winger Sasmita Malik, and four goals from midfielder Kamala Devi underlined India’s dominance in a match where their counterparts failed to register even a single shot on goal.

Bembem Devi, strikers Bala and Prameshwori Devi alongwith defender Ashalata Devi also got on the scoresheet. It was such a lopsided encounter that goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan would rue not netting one.

The Indian women who led 9-0 at the interval next play hosts South Korea on September 17 while their last Group League match is against Thailand on September 19.

The twice SAFF Champions seized the initiative right from the kick-off as they dominated proceedings all throughout in the completely one-sided encounter. The flurry of passes, the slowing down of the game at will, the sudden bursts of speed and the quick interchanging proved too much for the Maldives women as they surrendered meekly.

Meanwhile, the Indian U-23 Men begin their campaign on Monday (September 15) when they take on a strong United Arab Emirates, the silver medalists of the last Asian Games held in Guangzhou in 2010. The kick-off of the match is at IST 1.30pm.

However, the last time the two Teams met in the AFC U-22 Championships in Muscat, the match had ended 1-1.

Coming to the goals, it was as early as in the 5th minute when Bembem– who by the end of the match was the architect of almost all the goals – picked out Sasmita on top of the box, with the fleet footed left winger then turning her marker to smash a powerful shot low to the keeper’s right.

Midfielder Kamala doubled the tally for the blue shirts 12 minutes later with fine strike from inside the area after combining well with Bembem.

In form striker Bala made pulled away further from their lacklustre counterparts in the very next minute, placing the ball onto the roof of the net from a Tuli Goon cross from the right.

Three minutes later, Sasmita got her second this time scoring off the rebound after Prameshwori Devi had forced the keeper to a diving save.

It was only the 21st minute of the match and the all of Maldives’ players were drafted inside their own half to stop the carnage.

But nothing was going to work as Kamala heaped on more misery in the 23rd minute turning well to beat her marker and firing low off another Bembem put-through.

Sasmita notched up her hattrick in the 26th minute and by the half hour mark Kamala did the same. By the time it was halftime Bala was at the double and Kamala had scored her fourth as India went into the break leading by 9 goals.

Ashalata joined the fun after the break with Bembem deservingly netting one too as India gave the scorers at the ground a harrowing time.

Sasmita crowned her superlative showing with a dipping free kick in the 80th minute from 25 yards. She was not done yet, turning in her fifth seven minutes on. Prameshwori completed the rout in added time.