The Indian national football team kicked off its campaign in the SAFF under-16 football Championship in style, drubbing 10-man Sri Lanka 4-1 in its Group ‘B’ opener in Kathmandu on Sunday.

India is being represented by AIFF Regional Academy’s under-15 team. Striker Bedashwor Singh struck twice in each half (23rd, 88th) while Krishna Pandit (21st) and Prosenjit Chakroborty (66th) scored one apiece to seal victory for the Goutam Ghosh-coached side.

India now has three points from one match.

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