AFC U-16 Championship: India reason Saudi Arabia to pull with last-minute goal

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Margao: Captain Suresh Singh Wangjam struck in a damage time to assistance India come from behind and reason Saudi Arabia to a 3-3 pull in a Group A compare of a AFC U-16 football championships, in Margao on Sunday.

India enjoyed a 2-1 lead in a initial half by strikes from Aniket Anil Jadhav (fifth minute) and Aman Chetri (23rd).

Saudi Arabia scored by Aldhuwayhi Abdulaziz in a 34th notation before substiute Albrikan Feras Tariq N found a net twice in discerning period in a 82nd and 83rd to put his group up.

India managed to open their comment in a ongoing AFC U-16 Championship with a draw. Image courtesy: AFC around Twitter.India managed to open their comment in a ongoing AFC U-16 Championship with a draw. Image courtesy: AFC around Twitter.

India managed to open their comment in a ongoing AFC U-16 Championship with a draw. Image courtesy: AFC around Twitter.

But a home group did not remove heart, and attempted their best to find a equaliser and was awarded a chastisement in a damage time that Suresh Singh Wangjam scored to separate points.

There was some-more play before a finish of a final alarm as Saudi Arabia screw Abdulaziz Almalki was red-carded for abusing a referee.

Both a teams non-stop their comment from Sunday’s pull and kept their chances alive for a place in a subsequent round.

Saudi Arabia play UAE on 21 Sep while India face Iran a same day.

Both a teams played aggressive diversion as they played discerning shorts passes and done inroads into any other’s citadel.

India, who looked some-more winning in a initial half, kept probing from a left and met early success in a fifth minute.

Komal Thatal, who got a round on a left, raced into a box and from a sidline relayed a round to Aniket Anil Jadhav who initial tranquil a round and anticipating a net with an bony left footer.

The idea acted as a tonic and a home group mounted vigour and once again found a net in a identical conform in a 23rd minute.

Boris Singh Thangjam done a run down on a left and expelled a round into a box for Aman Chetri who done no mistake in anticipating a net with a low shot.

Saudi Arabia however, crawled behind solemnly and mounted vigour from a flanks and succeeded in shortening a domain in a 34th minute.

Dhari Alanazi from a left got a behind of opposition defender and sent a high cranky into a box, that India’s counterclaim unsuccessful to transparent and Aldhuwayhi Abdulaziz headed in.

Two-time champions Saudi Arabia applied extensive vigour in a final 10 mins before a mangle to find a equaliser and won a chastisement though Mali’s flog was saved by a Indian goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moiranghtem.

Saudi Arabia, who showed urgency, continued to mountain vigour as they kept India on a behind feet for many partial of a second half though a home team’s counterclaim led by protector Dheeraj did good to keep a rivals during bay.

Saudi’s Mali had a stately possibility to find a equaliser though he gathering a round divided from close.

Saudi Arabia confirmed a vigour and scored dual discerning goals by Albrikan Feras Tariq N in a 82nd and 83rd to put his group up.

But a home group done a opposite conflict and was awarded a chastisement that Suresh Wangjam scored to a fun of a fans.

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