UAE has reached the first place with four points after this victory. On the other hand, Thailand and India (India) have three points but on the basis of goal difference, the Indian team is in second place. In this sense, his hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the tournament are intact.
Sunil Chhetri’s Indian football team suffered a loss in their first match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019. The Indian football team, who registered a 4-1 win over Thailand in their opening match, suffered a 0-2 defeat against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday in the second group A match. UAE has reached the first place with four points after this victory.
On the other hand, Thailand and India (India) have three points but on the basis of goal difference, the Indian team is in second place. In this sense, his hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the tournament are intact. In another match of the tournament, Thailand defeated Bahrain 1-0.
Bahrain is at the top of the table with one point in the tournament. Thailand defeated Bahrain 1-0 in another match of the tournament. Bahrain is present on the last foot with one point.
In the match against India, Khalifan Mubarak Al Shamsi and Ali Ahmed Mabakhaut scored the goal for UAE. In the Zayed Sports City, the host of the UAE was very good in front of the home crowd. UAE took the ball under control and in the second minute, Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu had to defend within 18 yards box.
The Indian team managed to recover from the initial attack by the UAE and it was the first attack in the seventh minute. Rightback Pritam Kotl showed the best game in the box of the host team and earned the first corner of the match. However, defender messages did not put the ball in the goal through zheng headers.
India again attacked in the 11th minute of the match. This time Captain Chhetri handed his side to the forward player Ashik Kurunulan, but the UAE goalkeeper Khalid did not give the hosts a chance to lag behind in the match. Jesus again made a great defense again in the 23rd minute.
This time, he stopped Chhetri’s headers from going around. India continued its attacking game, but before the first half ended, the hosts were successful in making the lead. In the 42nd minute, Shamsi scored a magnificent goal from inside the box to score the score to 1-0. This is Shamsi’s first goal for the national team.
Coach Stephen Constantine made a change in the second half and instead of Halicharan Narajare, striker JJ Lalpekhlua, who scored in the previous match, brought the field to the ground.
JJ proved the trust of the coach and made a great effort from outside the 53rd box. Two minutes later, Winger Uddant Singh tried his best to make the goal from the right in the box, but the ball hit the post and went out of the box. India may have more opportunities to score, but at the 79th place in the FIFA rankings, UAE has given more ball positions. In the 75th minute, Al Hammadi tried to score a goal from inside the box and the ball hit the postal ball, but Sandhu failed to catch it.
However, he was fortunate that the ball did not go into the goal. In the last moments of the match, the Indian team tried to score the same goal but could not succeed. In the 88th minute, Mabakhaut ensured the victory of the hosts’ team by scoring a goal. The Indian team will play their last group stage match against Bahrain on Monday.