As is the trend in Asian Games, the Footballing category kicked off before the Opening Ceremony. The Indian Womens Team was in action against Maldives, in their opening fixture. Spouting their tally of points was important for the Indian Squad ,as not only would it provide a solid start to the tournament, but also a safe-passage to qualify for the next round, even after a defeat against the mighty South Koreans. Regarded as Underdogs, in a Group containing three teams ranked in the top 50 of the world, a win was crucial for the Maldives contingent. Lining up in a 4-3-3 which often reverted to a 4-2-3-1 the Indian side consisted of quality players in sensational form such as Bembem Devi and Bala Devi. The match started with Indian fairy-tale and Maldivian heartbreak, as five minutes into the tournament Sasmita Malik scored for India. Malik, benefited from an accurate through ball and finished with finesse and skill against the […]