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Chinese Tour 2018: India U16 vs China U16, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 03, 2018 19:02 IST

FT : China 1-0 India

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19:02 (IST)3 JUL 2018

FULL TIME : China 1-0 India

A disciplined Chinese side get the better of India in the opening game of the tournament. India created several chances but the strikers were not up to the mark in front of the goal. A first half goal from the hosts is all that separates the two neighboring nations. Stay Tuned to Sportskeeda for further updates.

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18:59 (IST)3 JUL 2018

90+3' It's been all China for some time now. The game is almost over for the Young Colts. 

18:55 (IST)3 JUL 2018

4 Minutes Added on. 

18:54 (IST)3 JUL 2018

90' SHOT! India has a shot on goal but the Chinese shot-stopper parries it away for safety. 

18:51 (IST)3 JUL 2018

86' Substitution for India : Lalrokima replaces Gurkirat Singh. 

18:41 (IST)3 JUL 2018

76' Continuous and prolonged pressing from the hosts, but the Indian defence are able to clear their lines away on every occasion. 

18:34 (IST)3 JUL 2018

70' Chances galore at both ends in open play but the strikers have been pretty wasteful in the second half. 

18:33 (IST)3 JUL 2018

65' China hit the post from distance.

18:33 (IST)3 JUL 2018

62' WHAT A MISS! Rohit Danu just a tap away from equalizing makes a mess of it. Another chance goes abegging. The Indian frontline has been dismal today.

18:26 (IST)3 JUL 2018

60' Substitution for India : Bekey Oram replaces L Sailo. 

18:24 (IST)3 JUL 2018

57' DeMello with again a good chance but is unable to sort out his feet quick enough and gives away the ball. 

18:16 (IST)3 JUL 2018

53' India gets a freekick swung in. Resultant header is wide.

18:12 (IST)3 JUL 2018

46' Danger straight away for India. China has a shot on goal saved. The rebound is fired wide.

18:09 (IST)3 JUL 2018

Second half kicks-off.

17:54 (IST)3 JUL 2018

HALF TIME : China 1-0 India

China lead courtesy a peach of a shot from distance despite an evenly matched performance from both the sides. Can India bounce back in the second half? Stay Tuned.

17:52 (IST)3 JUL 2018

1 Minute Added on. 

17:51 (IST)3 JUL 2018

42' GOAL! An absolute belter from distance gives host the lead. 

17:47 (IST)3 JUL 2018

35' Vikram shoots wide.

17:38 (IST)3 JUL 2018

30' OFF THE WOODWORK! Brilliant Build Up by India results in setting up Ridge DeMello on a plate who rattles the woodwork with a powerful shot. 

17:35 (IST)3 JUL 2018

29' MISS! India survive a scare as China unleash venomous long ranger inches wide of the target. The goalkeeper was well beaten but China fail to take the lead. 

17:34 (IST)3 JUL 2018

26' The pace of the game has slowed down a bit as both the teams are yet to score. 

17:29 (IST)3 JUL 2018

21' After an early pressure play from India, the Red Dragons are in complete control of the game. The Chinese are stringing in numerous passes and looking to break the Indian defence. 

17:22 (IST)3 JUL 2018

16' Couple of free kicks swung in by China, but the Indian goalkeeper is up to the challenge and thwarts it away for safety. 

17:19 (IST)3 JUL 2018

11' MISS! Gibson goes for a curler from inside the box, but misses the target by a whisker. 

17:18 (IST)3 JUL 2018

9' Sailo shoots over the target from distance. 

17:14 (IST)3 JUL 2018

17:09 (IST)3 JUL 2018

2' China launch an early attack from the flanks, but the Indian defence is resilient enough to clear the danger. 

17:08 (IST)3 JUL 2018

KICK-OFF IN CHINA!

17:05 (IST)3 JUL 2018

Kick-off in a few moments.

17:04 (IST)3 JUL 2018

16:33 (IST)3 JUL 2018

16:16 (IST)3 JUL 2018

The Indian U16 football team has been on a roll in their recent tournaments, and are set for yet another exposure trip as they go on a tour of China, in their preparation for the AFC U-16 Championship, which gets underway in Malaysia, in September.

Under the mentorship of coach Bibiano Fernandes, the U16 boys have gone on to impress on their previous tours, winning the title in Serbia. Prior to that, They had clinched the Jockey Cup in Hong Kong, before having a couple of successful tours in Spain.

The India U16 football team is currently in the preparation mode ahead of the AFC U-16 Championship and will start off this friendly tournament against China, before facing Malaysia and North Korea.

The Blue Colts have been placed in Group C of the Championship, where they are set to face off against tough opposition like Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia. All the Group C matches will be held in Kuala Lumpur.
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