IND vs TAJ Match Result - Intercontinental Cup 2019
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FULL TIME : India 2-4 Tajikistan

Tajikistan did overturn the 0-2 deficit in the second half courtesy a shambolic defensive display from India. Adil Khan and Narender Gahlot failed to have any sort of communication at the back among themselves, costing India 4 sudden goals. 

India did get ample amount of chances to reduce the deficit but lack of composure even from the likes of Chhetri in the second-half put the final nail on the coffin for India.

India face DPR Korea and Syria next in the Tournament on 13th and 16th July respectively. Stimac has to work hard behind the scenes to prep India up for the next two games and be in contention for the final.

90+3' Manvir Singh replaces Udanta Singh,
90+2' Final substitution for Tajikistan. Otabek replaces Komron. 
Rahimov Muhammadjon adjudged the Man of the Match for today. 
Additional Time : 3 Minutes. 
88' Jobby Justin makes his India debut. The former East Bengal man replaces Sunil Chhetri. 
86' Almost  another. A good-bit of play from Tajikistan sees Nozim Babadzhanov in-front of the goal whose shot is blocked away by a diving Jerry Lalrinzuala. 
85' India not able to thread-in consecutive passes on a stretch. Tajikistan far too superior on the technical side.
82' Anirudh Thapa makes way for Farukh Chowdhary. 
81' Udanta Singh sets up Rowllin Borges on a platter outside the box but the substitute skies it over the target. Could have been a 'super-sub' moment for Borges there.
79' India with their third change of the night as they go looking for a 3rd goal. Rowllin Borges replaces Sahal Abdul Samad.
78' List of Tajikistan's substitutions so far : 

IN - Dzhuraboev, OUT - Siyovush
IN - Zoir, OUT -  Asrorov
IN - Shahrom, OUT - Sheriddin
IN - Sharafion, OUT - Muhammadjon
IN - SKaromatullo, OUT - Amirbek
74' GOAAAAAAL! Surreal from Tajikistan. Clear show of no communication from the Indian defence. Panshanbe Ehsoni chips it over to the substitute Shahrom Samiev who beats Adil Khan who slots it home for yet another. Tough climb for India now. The Indian back-line with some horrendous bit of defending. 
71' GOAAAAAAL! A long ball over everybody from the Tajik backline falls to Muhammadjon Rahimov who wrestles past an unorganised India defence and slots it home past a hapless Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to turn the game on its head. 
70' India get a corner swung in, Chhetri flicks it on to nowhere. 
68' Udanta Singh beats his marker at the right, finds Sahad on the outside of the box who fails to unleash a first time shot courtesy an incoming red-shirt. 
66' Tajikistan get couple of corners but to of no use. 
63' The rain has turned fierce here in Ahmedabad as the ball and the players are skidding off the surface way too often. A tough task at hand for Stimac's men now.
61' Second Change for India. Jerry Lalrinzuala replaces Mandar Rao Desai at the back. 
59' GOAAAAAAAAL! India caught in possession yet again with no pressure whatsoever in the middle of the park. A lofted ball goes over Desai, falls to Tursunov who delivers in an inch-perfect ball to Boboev who taps it home to equalise for the Central Asian side. It is all square in Ahmedabad. 
58' MISS! Udanta's cross falls to Chhetri infront of the Tajik goal who skies it over the target from point-blank range. Rare to witness such a miss from the Captain. 
56' GOAAAAAAAL! Udanta Singh is robbed off the ball in the middle of the park, Tajikistan play some quick passes in the blink of an eye to set up Komron Tursunov infront of the India goal. Tursonov's first shot is saved by Sandhu but the rebound is slotted home to reduce the deficit. Game on!
53' Series of corners from Tajikistan as the away side try to mount on pressure. A free-header for Rahmov which is inches wide of the target. Indian defence is looking shaky in the aerial duels.
50' Cross in from Tajikistan from the left but Bheke is at the correct place to clear the danger away.
49' India break on the counter. Anirudh Thapa has ample amount of time and space to cut-in and create space to shoot for himself but takes just an extra touch and gives away possession. 
47' Sharp start from Tajikistan. Right footed cross from Ehsoni which is headed away by Adil Khan, the rebound falls to Juraboev who skies it for an India goal-kick.
Second-half kicks off. Amarjit Singh Kiyam replaced by Vinit Rai at the centre of midfield. 
HALF TIME : India 2-0 Tajikistan

A possession based superior Tajikistan with more chances fail to have an impact over India as Chhetri's two goals stand as the difference at the break. 

India gave up possession on numerous occassions and committed several unforced errors but a disciplined defensive display has allowed Stimac's men to go into the break with 2-0 lead.

The game will turn tougher for India in the second-half Tajikistan do have the good to turn it around. Second-half on the other side.

Additional Time : 1 Minute.
43' Perfect show of teamwork from the Blue Tigers. The missed chances from Tajikistan courtesy the lack of incisive finishing is proving costly for them now. A comfortable 2-0 lead for Stimac's men to defend now.
41' GOOAAAAAAAAAL! Udanta leaves on Tajik defender for dead in the box on counter, chips in a cross which goes past Chhetri and falls to Chhangte. The Dynamos winger turns and finds Chhetri in the box who slots it home in the middle of two stranded Red-Shirts as Yatimov's helpless dive is ineffective. 
38' The clearance falls to Tajikistan back and it forces Adil Khan to make a rough challenge to get India's lines clear.
36' Tajikistan gt a corner swung in after Rahimov's shot deflects off Narendar, India find it tough to clear as two Tajik players go for the ball unmarked, the resultant header is cleared in spectacular fashion by Adil Khan.
34' Mandar Rao Desai enters into the field after receiving treatment for an earlier knock.
32' Tajikistan keeping on swinging in crosses from the left but to of no result.
30' The corner is headed away to safety by Adil Khan. 
29' Tajikistan get a free-kick around 25 feet away from the goal. They take an indirect free-kick towards Ehsoni but Adil Khan heads it back into the crowd of players, the ball ends up with Khan again whose ricochet goes out for a Tajik corner.
26' Series of long balls from India across the pitch but none of them ekes out any positive move as Tajikistan earn the ball back. 
24' Quick bit of play from India. Udanta and Chhetri get caught up in a Tajik Squad. The ball somehow ends up with Udanta who plays Bheke on the right whose cross ends up with Chhetri but the Indian Captain's header is feeble and is comfortably caught and held by Yatimov.
21' Rahul Bheke goes to the referee's book for a rough challenge on Ilhomjon Barotov.
18' Big goof-up from Narender Gahlot. The youngster misses the ball completely allowing Komron Tursunov to get the ball inside the box and he scuffs it wide of the target. Big escape there for India. 
16' Chhangte battles through a crowd of Tajik players and manages to deliver in an aerial cross from the left flank but there is no Blue shirt at the end of it to make something out of it.
15' Tajikistan have the majority of the ball as expected and are taking the game on the face of India as the Blue Tigers soak-in pressure.
12' The corner is way too deep and Tajikistan get the ball back.
11' Corner for India as Chhangte releases Udanta on counter after the Tajikistan onslaught, the Manipuri tries to deliver in a low cross but gets it deflected. 
10' Couple of quick corners for Tajikistan as Tajikistan keep on building pressure. 
8' Tajikistan trying to create trouble for Bheke and Mandar from the wings, but Thapa and Amarjit are back-tracking to thwart the pressure.
5' Indian defence caught ball-watching as a cross from Ehsoni ends up with Bobaev who heads it wide unmarked. Could have been a goal if Bobaev was positioned better. The Indian back-line has to be cautious there.
4' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Cheeky Chhetri. Calm and Composed as he slots a perfectly weighted Panenka to the opposite of the diving goalkeeper. WHAT A START for the Blue Tigers. 
3' PENALTY! Mandar Rao Desai with a perfectly weighed pass to Chhangte and the Dynamos winger is brought down in the Tajik box and India get a penalty. 
Kick-off. India in their traditional Tigris-Vena get us started. Tajikistan have donned their traditional red. . 
Chants of 'India-India' resonate around the Stadium. 
The National Anthems and Team Photographs are over. Kick-off moments away. 
The teams walk out to the middle amidst the FIFA Anthem. An almost sold-out Ahmedabad here while the clouds are drizzling, 
The Players head towards the tunnel after warming-up. Kick-off within ten minutes.
Out of 20,000 available seats, only 10,000 were available for sale today. And, 9000 of them have been filled.
Narender Gahlot and Mandar Rao Desai make their India debut.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Narender Gehlot, Rahul Bheke, Adil Khan, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Anirudh Thapa, Mandar Rao Desai, Sahal Abdul Samad, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri (C)

Substitutes : Subhasish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Sandesh Jhingan, Vinit Rai, Jobby Justin, Brandon Fernandes, Rowlin Borges, Kamaljit Singh, Farukh Chowdhary, Pritam Kotal, Manvir Singh, Amrinder Singh

TAJIKISTAN : Rustam Yatimov (GK). Siyovush Asrorov, Davlatmir Tabrezi, Iskandar Dhalilov, Ilhomjon Barotov, Muhammadjon Rahimov, Sheriddin Bobbev, Panshanbvbe Ehsoni, Komron Tursunov, Akhtam Nazarov, Amirbek Juraboev (C)

Substitutes : Zoir Dzhuraboev, Karomatullo Saidov, Shahrom Samiev, Otabek Karimov, Alasher Barotov, Tokhir Maladustov, Daler Yodgorov, Qirhizboey Shorhrukh, Nozim Babadzhanov, Sharajon Solehov

The Final India 23-Member Squad is as follows :

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Bengaluru FC), Amrinder Singh (Mumbai City FC), Kamaljit Singh (FC Pune City)
Defenders: Pritam Kotal (ATK), Rahul Bheke (Bengaluru FC), Sandesh Jhingan (Kerala Blasters), Adil Khan (FC Pune City), Narender Gahlot (Jamshedpur FC), Subhasish Bose (Mumbai City FC), Jerry Lalrinzuala (Chennaiyin FC)
Midfielders: Udanta Singh (Bengaluru FC), Brandon Fernandes (FC Goa), Anirudh Thapa (Chennaiyin FC), Rowllin Borges (NorthEast United), Vinit Rai (Delhi Dynamos), Sahal Abdul Samad (Kerala Blasters FC), Amarjit Singh (Jamshedpur FC), Lallianzuala Chhangte (Delhi Dynamos), Mandar Rao Desai (FC Goa)
Forwards: Jobby Justin (ATK), Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru FC), Farukh Choudhary (Jamshedpur FC), Manvir Singh (FC Goa).
News from the Sidelines : Anas Edathodika and Pronay Haldar have been dropped from the Final-23 Member Squad. 
It is drizzling slightly here in Ahmedabad and, the clouds are only growing thicker.
Let us have a look at the provisional squads :


Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Bengaluru FC), Amrinder Singh (Mumbai City FC), Kamaljit Singh (FC Pune City)
Defenders: Pritam Kotal (ATK), Rahul Bheke (Bengaluru FC), Sandesh Jhingan (Kerala Blasters), Adil Khan (FC Pune City), Anas Edathodika (ATK), Narender Gahlot (Jamshedpur FC), Subhasish Bose (Mumbai City FC), Jerry Lalrinzuala (Chennaiyin FC
Midfielders: Udanta Singh (Bengaluru FC), Brandon Fernandes (FC Goa), Anirudh Thapa (Chennaiyin FC), Pronay Halder (ATK), Rowllin Borges (NorthEast United), Vinit Rai (Delhi Dynamos), Sahal Abdul Samad (Kerala Blasters FC), Amarjit Singh (Jamshedpur FC), Lallianzuala Chhangte (Delhi Dynamos), Mandar Rao Desai (FC Goa)
Forwards: Jobby Justin (ATK), Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru FC), Farukh Choudhary (Jamshedpur FC), Manvir Singh (FC Goa).


Rustam Yatimov (FC Istiklol), Shokhrukh Kirgizboev (Barki Tajik Dushanbe)
Defenders: Akhtam Nazarov, Iskandar Dzhalilov, Zoir Juraboev, Tabrezi Davlatmir (all FC Istiklol), Alisher Barotov (FC Khatlon), Siyovush Asrorov (PKNP FC)
Midfielders: Amirbek Juraboev, Ehson Panjshanbe, Muhammadjon Rakhimov (all FC Istiklol), Karomatullo Saidov (FC Khatlon), Okabek Karimov, Ilhomjon Barotov (both FK Istaravshan), Daler Yodgorov, Sharafdzhon Solehov (both CSKA Pamir Dushanbe), Nozim Babadzhanov (Regar-TadAZ)
Forwards: Sheriddin Boboev, Shahrom Samiyev, Komron Tursunov (all FC Istiklol), Tokhir Malodoustov (Barki Tajik Dushanbe)
Hello and Welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE Commentary and Updates Blog for the Intercontinental Cup Encounter between India and Tajikistan. The game is also LIVE on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3 and hotstar. This is your host Sayak Dipta Dey (@sayakdd28) for the day. 
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Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Tajikistan 3 2 0 1 3 6
2 Korea DPR 3 2 0 1 1 6
3 Syria 3 1 1 1 1 4
4 India 3 0 1 2 -5 1
PMatches Played
WMatches Won
DMatches Drawn
LMatches Lost
GDGoal Difference
PtsTotal Points
Tournament Intercontinental Cup 2019 - Group Stage
Stadium The Arena by TransStadia
Match time Sun, 07 Jul 2019, 08:00 PM
Updated: Jul 07, 2019 22:21 PM | Published: Jul 07, 2019 18:21 PM
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