India lose to Uzbekistan in U-16 Asian football


Tehran, Sep 23 - Uzbekistan beat India 3-2 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Championship here at the Rah Ayan Stadium Sunday.

Uttam Rai scored both goals for India bringing India to equalise on both occasions. If the first was off a feint from the corner of the inner box, for the other he jumped in between the two rival stoppers to meet substitute Raja Rawat’s cross.

But Uzbekistan, coming into the championship with an experience of more than 34 international matches in the last eight months, managed to hold on as they prevailed 3-2.

For Uzbekistan, Odilov Mukhiddin, Abdullaev Ibrokhim and substitute Abdiganiyev Ilhomjon scored one apiece.

India next play Syria Sep 25.

Result: Uzbekistan 3 (Odilov Mukhiddin, Abdullaev Ibrokhim, Abdiganiyev Ilhomjon) beat India 2 (Uttam Rai 2).