IFA Shield: Pune FC lost to Saprissa

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 07, 2013 21:13 hrs

After goalless draw against visiting Deportivo Saprissa from Costa Rica Thursday I-League side Pune FC are facing a possible early exit from Group B of the 117th IFA Shield.

It was a do-or-die situation against the Costa Rican side at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Subash Singh effort at the 85th minute was ruled out by referee Santosh Kumar for being offside.

Pune FC coach Derrick Pereira used all his available resources but a win remained elusive for the Pune based team.

An opening round loss to Mohun Bagan (0-3) had left Pune FC in a situation where winning was important and anything less could mean curtains.

While the task of playing a team from a top-ranked country, where football is a culture, and the fact that the team are placed mid-table
makes the task huge.

However, few hundred spectators came to watch some glimpses of the North American football were deprived of some fine soccer and return home dejected.

After this play in the Group Mohun Bagan topped with three points, followed by Pune FC 1 point from two games and Deportivo also have one point.

United Sikkim is also in the group.

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