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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 30, 2018 00:18 IST

India U20 0-2 Murciana U20 (Full Time)


00:18 (IST)30 JUL 2018

That's all from the live coverage of India's opening game from the COTIF Cup 2018. Thanks for tuning into Sportskeeda for the live updates.

India will take on Mauritania in their next fixture on July 31. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all sporting news from around the world.

00:17 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Full Time

India U20 0 - 2 Murciana U20

A game that saw three players being sent off comes to an end with a 2-0 win for the Murciana U20 side who were solid in defence and did not allow the Indian boys to take advantage of the early numbers advantage. India's Anwar Ali and Jitender Singh were sent off during the course of the match.

00:15 (IST)30 JUL 2018

80+2' - 2-0!! Murcia have doubled their lead in the dying seconds of the match. The offside trap is beaten by a long ball as the attacker Aitor Gil ushes out to cheekily finish over the rushing GIll from the goal.

00:10 (IST)30 JUL 2018

80' - Three minutes of added time has been indicated by the fourth referee.

00:10 (IST)30 JUL 2018

79' - As we approach the end of the match, the Indian attack push hard for the equalizing goal from the left flank but are unable to breach the Spanish defence.

00:07 (IST)30 JUL 2018

76' - Well-taken freekick by India but the Murciana defence clears the dangerous delivery into the box.

00:06 (IST)30 JUL 2018

72' - Multitude of changes for the Indian side:

Subash Singh, Amarjit Singh Kiyam and Abhijit Sarkar OUT
Nongdamba Naorem, Aman Chhetri and Ninthoi IN

23:57 (IST)29 JUL 2018

66' - India's misery increases further as defender Jitender Singh is red carded for taking a swipe at the opponent while guarding the ball. India down to ten men now with about 15 minutes to go in the match.

23:49 (IST)29 JUL 2018

59' - Change for India as Jeakson SIngh makes way for Narender in the midfield.

23:48 (IST)29 JUL 2018

57' - Trouble for India !! Anwar Ali brings down a player through on goal and the ref makes no hesitation and gives Anwar his marching orders. 
Both teams at 10 men but Murciana have the lead.

23:40 (IST)29 JUL 2018

48 ' - The Indian colts are stringing together their passes well in the attacking half of the Murciana side in search of the equalizing goal.

23:34 (IST)29 JUL 2018

42' - Chance for India as Sarkar has a clear shot on goal after controlling the pass but the Murciana keeper produces a good save.

23:31 (IST)29 JUL 2018

41' - Murciana kick off proceedings in the second half.

23:15 (IST)29 JUL 2018

Half Time:
India U-20 0 - 1 Murcia U-20

The first half ends as the young colts are trailing after a freekick was scored by the Murcia side. The Murcia side were depleted in the fifth minute after a sending off.

Stay tuned for all the live updates right here as we return after a short break for the second half action.

23:10 (IST)29 JUL 2018

40' - The referee has shown added time of four minutes as we head towards the end of the first half. Murciana U-20 lead by a single goal despite being one man down since the fifth minute.

23:08 (IST)29 JUL 2018

38' - India have the higher share of possession and are constantly moving the ball around looking for holes in the Murciana defence.

23:07 (IST)29 JUL 2018

33' - Jeakson Singh rises high and clears away a corner kick for the Spanish side.

23:06 (IST)29 JUL 2018

30' - We're past the half hour mark as the Murciana side lead by the solitary goal from the deadball situation.

23:00 (IST)29 JUL 2018

27' - Murcia have taken the lead against the odds!! The Spaniards have hit the net from a freekick opportunity.  
Murcia U-20 1-0 India U-20

22:55 (IST)29 JUL 2018

We are facing some technical issues right now but stay tuned, we will bring all the live updates right here.

22:51 (IST)29 JUL 2018

19' - India has stepped up the attacking intent and look close to snatching the lead in the match capitalizing on their man advantage.

22:39 (IST)29 JUL 2018

8' - First shot on target for India as Anwar Ali tries his luck from way out with a speculative shot at the Murcia goal. Easily collected by the keeper.

22:37 (IST)29 JUL 2018

7' - Sanjeev Stalin has been booked now for a rough collision on a Murcian defender.

22:37 (IST)29 JUL 2018

5' - What do we have here!! The referee has called for a VAR check and decided upon review that the tackle by Juan Antonio De Moral was worthy of a red card and sent off the youngster. Murcia down to 10 within the first five minutes of the match. 

Advantage India.

22:34 (IST)29 JUL 2018

4' - Early card shown by the referee as Juan Antonio de Moral is booked for a late challenge on Boris Singh who cut in from the right and was almost on his way to the midfield.

22:32 (IST)29 JUL 2018

2' - Almost the first chance for India as a long ball from the left wing finds the run of Abhijit Sarkar as he stretches for the lob but the Murcia keeper is out to collect the delivery.

22:31 (IST)29 JUL 2018

1' - And we're underway in Spain as the Blue Tigers kick off proceedings against the Murcian youngsters.

22:26 (IST)29 JUL 2018

The teams are out on the pitch as the Indian youngsters sing the Indian National Anthem before the kick-off.

22:24 (IST)29 JUL 2018

We are just a few minutes away from the kickoff as the Indian colts are set to open their campaign against Murcia U-20 in L'Alcúdia, Spain.

22:01 (IST)29 JUL 2018

22:00 (IST)29 JUL 2018

India U-20 Starting XI:

Prabhsukhan Singh Gill (GK), Asish Rai, Jitendra Singh, Anwar Ali, Sahil Panwar, Jeakson Singh, Boris Singh Thangjam, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Amarjit Singh Kiyam (C), Sanjeev Stalin, Abhijit Sarkar

21:59 (IST)29 JUL 2018

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of all the action from the Cotif Cup 2018 as India U-20 team is set to take on Spanish side Murcia U-20 in Spain.

21:49 (IST)29 JUL 2018

Indian youngsters of the sub-junior U-20 category are set to open their campaign in the Cotif tournament as they take on Spanish side Murcia in Spain.

The Cotif tournament will see a host of players from the FIFA U-17 World Cup squad as well as the squad that took part in the AFC U-19 qualifiers held in Saudi Arabia.

The first fixture of the tournament will act as a pre-cursor to tougher fixtures in the Cotif Tournament in the form of Argentina U-20, Venezuela U-20 and Mauritania U-20. Newly appointed coach Floyd Pinto will hope the boys can draw good experience from the matches which will act as build-up for the qualification for FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Indian players Aman Chhetri, Anwar Ali, Boris Singh and Ninthoi Meetei impressed in their last fixture against local club side Union Deportiva Alzira U-22 after arriving in Spain.

Will they start off on a bright note in their first game? Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the live updates from the fixture.
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