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Mizoram defeated Meghalaya to win U-21 men’s soccer gold in an intense final

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Shillong: Mizoram broke the hearts of Meghalaya’s fans but delighted their own fans by winning the final 2-1 in the U-21 men’s football competition at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022 at the MFA turf, Polo Ground, here on Wednesday.

After a goalless but tense first half, Rohlupuia scored for Mizoram in the 54th minute, followed by Malsawmtluanga in the 80th. Oresterwell Langshiang scored a goal for the hosts seven minutes later, but they couldn’t find another.