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COTIF Cup 2018: India U20 vs Argentina U20, Live Match Updates

India U20 2-1 Argentina U20; Full Time
Updated: 06 August 2018 04:50 IST - Published: 05 August 2018 19:48 IST
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That's it from here folks. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more such live coverage. 
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FT: It's an historic win for the Indian colts. They looked flawless and confident right from the beginning as they beat the most successful side in U20 World Cup history. A proud moment for the nation and boys. Let's cherish this win!
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80+5' No surprises in the scoreline as the referee blows the whistle for full time.
Score: India 2-1 Argentina. 
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80+4' Chancee!!
India leaving on the edge as Argentina hits the crossbar. Still some more action left in this fixture.
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80+2' Substitution
Change for India. Boris goes out for Naorem.
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80'+1' Asish Rai stands tall and thwarts the danger.
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80' 5 extra minutes have been added on as injury time. Can the colts emerge winners or will Argentina find their way back?
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80' We approach the final minutes of this epic game as Gill needs some medical attention.
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77' A spectacular defensive act by Jitu to head the danger away. Three minutes left, probably the most crucial few minutes in the match.
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72' Goaal!

Argentina pulls one back. A disappointing one for the Indian goalie as he fails to keep a clean sheet.
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68' Goooooaall!!
Freekick (India) after a foul on Rahim Ali. Anwar Ali lines up behind the ball before his shot rattles the crossbar before going in.
India has now cushioned their lead with only 10 men on the pitch. Amazing stuff!!

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68' Argentina pressing hard than ever as frustration cops up for the lads. 
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64' Yet another save from the Indian custodian!

Gill shows his maturity, calmness to glove it at the right time.
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60' Argentina with a promising looking attack from the left flank as Gill makes a hair-tip save the parry the ball away.
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57' Gill with strong palms to deny a volley from the Argentine player to keep the danger at bay. The Indian custodian have put up a commendable performance in today's game. 
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56' Argentina up the ante as they employ and bring more numbers up, in their pursuit for a goal.
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54' Jitu wins the aerial battle but Suresh fails to hold on the possession. The boys have shown good character so far and are playing their lungs out to defend the lead.
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54' It's a RED CARD. What drama!!!

Completely uncalled for as Aniket is given the marching order and we're down to 10-man in this crucial fixture. Another 26 minutes to hold on to their one-goal lead. Needless to say, it gets tougher now.
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46' Chance!!!
Aniket pokes in a header to find Anwar Ali in space as he comes close to cushioning India' lead, but alas his shot finds the opposite custodian. Danger averted!
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45' Sahil attempt a long throw and we earn a corner. We're pressing hard for the second goal. Terrific outing for the boys so far.
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43' Offside!

Boris make a well-disguised run behind the Argentine defenders but the lineman raises the flag for an offside. Attack breaks down
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41' Substitution!
India makes a halftime change as Ninthoi makes way for Rahim Ali. 
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41' And we are back with the second half!!
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HT: It has been a dream come true for the Indian side, to garner a lead against the Latin American heavyweights and hold them to it. They now face an uphill task in the next and final 45 minutes of the match to defend and build on the lead and secure the game.

Stay tuned as we will shortly be back from the break. 
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40' The referee blows the whistle for half time as the players progress towards the dressing rooms.
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38' Exchange in possession around the middle, as the colts maintain a tight and robust defence to deny the opponents any chance on goal.
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36' India maintaining a good shape, winning the midfield battle.
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31' It has been a dominating performance from India as they lead against the mighty South Americans. Job well done so far, have work to do defending the one-goal lead till the end of the first half.
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27' Clearance by Anwar, excellent piece of defending Ninthoi have been the underlying factor so far.
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18' Offiside
Boris with an inch perfect pass to Aniket, but the linesman has his flag up, bringing a premature end to a promising attack. 
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15' Chanceee!!
Suresh tries to deliver but Aniket fails to reach it on time. Another chance goes begging. 
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11' It has been a positive start for the Blue colts as they look to build on the confidence from the early miracle. 
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8' India pumped up with the early goal; on the lookout to cushion their lead. 
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4' Gooooaaalll!
The Indian colts have made the impossible happen. Ninthoi puts in a long corner as Deepak Tangri slams it with a precise header past the Argentina goalie to put India on the drivers seat.
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2' An early surge from India as they look to secure an early goal, but no end results.
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1' And it's kickoff from the centre.
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Here's the lineup for today's match.
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Hello and Welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE coverage of the COTIF CUP where India U20s will be locking horns with Argentina U20s.
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The Indian colts get ready to play their last match of the Cotif Cup, a Mini Mundial Sub U-20 Men’s Football Tournament currently taking place in Spain. 

They probably have the toughest opponents in their last encounter in the form of Argentina U20s or the Albicelestes, as they are popularly known. Even managing a draw against the star-sided side will be praiseworthy for Floyd Pinto's boys. 

The tournament is acting as a preparation for the FIFA U20 World Cup qualifications and will do the young Indian team a lot of good in identifying the mistakes and implementing the tactical changes accordingly in training. 

After losing 2-0 against Murcia U20 in their inaugural match, and 3-0 against Mauritania U-20s in their second match, the Indian colts played exceptionally well to hold the strong Venezuela U20 team to a draw in their previous match. Will Floyd Pinto's boys pull something extraordinary out of the bag and produce a win? Stay tuned to follow some exciting updates to find out.