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2018 AFC U19 Championship Qualifiers: India Vs Turkmenistan - Live Score and Updates

India 3 (Amarjit 75', Abhishek 80', Edmund 90+2') - 0 Turkmenistan (Full Time)
Updated: 08 November 2017 20:34 IST - Published: 08 November 2017 20:32 IST
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That brings us to the end of the live coverage of the India vs Turkmenistan match in the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers from the Prince Mohammad bin Fahad Stadium in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

This has been Gaurav Kadam for Sportskeeda. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the live updates and news from around the world.
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FT - The ref blows the whistle for the final time as India wrap up the victory with a goal in the dying minutes to win it 3-0 on the night.

Captain Amarjit Singh, Abhishek Halder and substitute Edmund Lalrindika score to get the win for Luis Norton De Matos's young side. A much-needed win for the colts after a drubbing from Saudi Arabia and a well-earned draw against Yemen.
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90+2' - INDIA SCORE AGAIN!! Edmund, the sub, scores in the dying minutes as India score three against the Turkmenistan side and come through on the promise of the first half showing.
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90+' - 3 minutes of added time given by the referee as India look to close out the match in a much-needed win.
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89' - The crowd gathered at the Dammam Stadium in Arabia leads the chants of 'India! India!' as they are set to witness the first win of the Indian U-19 side in the qualifiers.
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87' - Last few minutes left to play in Dammam as India look confident now with the two-goal advantage as they keep the attacking threat going on against the Turkmeni defence.
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82' - Substitution for India:

Rahim Ali is replaced by Edmund Lalrindika in the Indian attack as the final change is made by De Matos as India look to close out the final 10-odd minutes and get the win.
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80' -  GOALLLL! Abhishek Halder taps the ball home to double India's lead as the colts run away to a well-deserved win.

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77' - Substitution for India : Goal-scorer Amarjit Singh makes way for WC Goal-scorer Jeakson Singh as second change is made by Luis De Matos.
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75' - GOALLLL!!!! Finally, India have broken the deadlock as skipper Amarjit Kiyam scores for the colts as India grab their first goal of the qualifiers. All the momentum has finally paid off for De Matos' boys.
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75' - Boris Singh clears a corner from the Turkmenistan side as the opponents have slowly stepped up their efforts as they continue to attack the Indian goal.
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72' - The find of the FIFA U-17 WC for India, Dheeraj Singh proves his mettle as he makes a world-class save from a clinical attempt as he keeps the Indian goal safe.
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70' - Last 20 minutes of play left in the match as the goal still eludes both the teams as the Indian colts will press on hard as we get closer to the business end of the match.
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64' - Substitution for India:

Naorem replaced by Ninthoi as De Matos makes his first change of the evening.
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60' - An hour of play has passed in Dammam as the score stands 0-0 with both India and Turkmenistan now going all-out in search of a potential match-winner.
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58' - CLOSE!! Totally against the run of play, a counter-attack from the Turkmenistan youngsters results in a chance hitting the crossbar. Indian coach just heaved a huge sigh of relief in the dug-out.
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55' - Anwar Ali latches onto a corner but his attempted header goes wide off the mark as we are still locked at 0-0 in this match.
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51'-  SO CLOSE! Boris Singh plays a one-two with Abhishek Halder and is clear on to the goal, but shoots wide as the Indian flurry of attacks continue on the Turkmeni goal.
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49' - India earn a free-kick in the midfield but the resulting chance is cleared by the opposition defense to safety as India keep up the tempo in the second half as well looking threatening on the attack.
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48' - The Turkmeni defence stands firm even now as another attack from India is kept at bay by the young Arabs. 
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45' - And we're up and running in the second half as the Indian youngsters look to draw first blood in the second half against the Turkmenistan lads.
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HT - The ref blows his whistle and brings the first half action to an end as the score is 0-0. The Indian colts have taken the game head-on as they have looked the better side throughout the 45 minutes. Turkmenistan has had minor chances but struggled to get going so far.

Can Luis Norton De Matos inspire the Indian side further to convert their good first half performance and grab the initiative? Stay tuned to Sportskeeda Football as we return with the second half action in the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers.
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45' - Two minutes of added time as we reach the cusp of half-time in this encounter as both teams still locked at 0-0 in what has been a one-sided showing by the Indians so far.