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Hero Tri-Nation Football Series 2017: India 2-1 Mauritius - As it happened

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 19, 2017 22:01 IST

India 2-1 Mauritius, Full-time


22:01 (IST)19 AUG 2017

That's all from us here. We will be back for more India matches in the coming days. Until next time, goodbye!

22:01 (IST)19 AUG 2017

What a comeback from the Blue Tigers but it was far from a stroll in the park. Mauritius brought their A-game and took the lead in the first half, but Robin Singh silenced his critics with a finely taken goal. The second half started with a raft of changes and one of those subs, Balwant Singh, took matters into his own hands and scored what is now the winning goal. The Blue Tigers have now won 9 games on the spin. What a result for Constantine's men.

21:59 (IST)19 AUG 2017

Full-time: India 2-1 Mauritius

21:58 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90+5' We are into the final minute of stoppage time. Can India hang on to their slender lead and create history?

21:56 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90+3' India should really keep hold of possession now. Those long punts are conceding possession away to the away team, who are now desperate for an equaliser.

21:55 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90+1' Amrinder with another save as India survive by the skin of their teeth. It's all going messy for Constantine's men now. 3 more minutes.

21:54 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90+1' 5 minutes of stoppage time added.

21:53 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90' Chance for India!

It's all happening here. A direct move from Amrinder to Balwant to Manvir saw the young FC Goa striker in the clear but he blazes his shot narrowly over the Mauritius goal. What a goal it would have been for the debutant!

21:52 (IST)19 AUG 2017

89' Yet another scare for India!

The resulting corner is dealt with extremely poorly by India but Amrinder does well to prevent the danger. A lot of flying legs and last ditch tackles on show there, not quite what you expect in the final stages. Can India hold their nerves?

21:51 (IST)19 AUG 2017

87' Scare for India!

Mauritius go deep inside India' box but the cutback is palmed away by Amrinder, who concedes a corner. Meanwhile, Jeje is replaced by another debutant, Manvir Singh.

21:49 (IST)19 AUG 2017

85' Another change for India as Jerry Lalrinzuala comes on for Holicharan Narzary. The Chennaiyin youngster will try to protect India's lead in the remaining minutes.

21:48 (IST)19 AUG 2017

84' A great chance for a counter attack spurned by Jeje. The Mizo striker dallies on the ball for too long in search for support and has the ball snatched away from his feet. 

21:46 (IST)19 AUG 2017

82' It's been a long ball fest so far with India, in particular, taking the direct route to their two forwards Jeje and Balwant. It has paid off so far, however, as the Blue Tigers close in on their 9th straight win.

21:43 (IST)19 AUG 2017

80' Holicharan with a fine effort from a sweeping move but his effort is terribly wide. India need to sew this result up before it gets desperate in the closing stages.

21:41 (IST)19 AUG 2017

77' India sitting back and inviting Mauritius forward could prove to be costly. The Blue Tigers just allowed a shot from a central area on the edge of the box but luckily it flew well over Anrinder's goal.

21:39 (IST)19 AUG 2017

76' Amrinder once again deals well with an aerial ball into the box. The Mumbai City man has been a commanding presence so far. Can he displace Gurpreet in the India goal?

21:37 (IST)19 AUG 2017

Mohammed Rafique has replaced Eugene for India.

21:36 (IST)19 AUG 2017

72' Joseph with some space on the left for Mauritius but the forward's cross is way off the mark. It's a goalkick to India, who will look to keep their opponents away from dangerous areas in the remaining 18 minutes.

21:33 (IST)19 AUG 2017

70' India have dropped deep again as Mauritius pour forward in search of the equaliser. The Blue Tigers have kept Kevin Bru in check so far in the second half.

21:30 (IST)19 AUG 2017

67' The Jeje-Balwant duo is at it again. A headed flick from Balwant onto the path of Jeje leads to a shot from the Chennaiyin man but his effort is blocked and blocked well. India have the game in control now.

21:28 (IST)19 AUG 2017

65' Jhingan gets a talking to for a flying challenge on Justin. There wasn't any malice in it but a hint of dangerous play.

21:27 (IST)19 AUG 2017

64' India have their tail up now and the combination of Jeje and Balwant in attack seems to be working for Constantine.

21:26 (IST)19 AUG 2017

62' Balwant Singh with the strike to complete India's comeback. There was a hint of offside when Jeje flicked the ball onto Balwant's path but the Mumbai CIty striker finishes it with aplomb. What a substitution by Constantine. 

21:25 (IST)19 AUG 2017


21:24 (IST)19 AUG 2017

60' Teasing floated ball in by Eugene but the header from Jhingan is off target. Chance for India, but it's still 1-1.

21:23 (IST)19 AUG 2017

59' A few poor touches from the Indian in the attacking third leads the ball to somehow fall on Eugene's foot. The Meghalaya midfielder shoots from range but his effort is deflected behind for a corner. 

21:21 (IST)19 AUG 2017

58' India are focussing more on putting the ball forward as quickly as possible here. With Poojary's pace and Jeje, Balwant's hold-up play, that is perhaps the way to go forward in this game. 

21:19 (IST)19 AUG 2017

56' Some good buildup play by the Blue Tigers leads to a chance for Holicharan but the NorthEast United winger's effort with his weaker right-foot is wayward. That is the best India have produced so far.

21:18 (IST)19 AUG 2017

55' Balwant is playing a more withdrawn role and dropping into midfield, perhaps allowing Poojary on the right to isolate his opposite number in one-v-ones.

21:17 (IST)19 AUG 2017

54' Justin holds off Anas and gets a shot off but his effort hits the side netting without troubling debutant Amrinder. The away team have had 3 shots on goal to India's 1.

21:15 (IST)19 AUG 2017

52' Some good interplay by Justin and Kevin on the left channel but captain Jhingan comes forward to avert any danger. India are looking the more energetic of the two sides in the 2nd half so far.

21:14 (IST)19 AUG 2017

51' Six minutes into the 2nd half and there has been very little goalmouth action so far from both sides. Rowllin Borges, meanwhile, earns the game's first booking for a high boot.

21:13 (IST)19 AUG 2017

50' Bru with another run at the India defence but some good backward pressing by Eugene takes the ball off the Mauritius captain. Jhingan tidies up and India are on the attack again.

21:12 (IST)19 AUG 2017

48' Lovely work on the right flank by Nikhil, who gets a teasing cross in only to meet the head of a Mauritius defender. India have made a positive start to the 2nd half.

21:10 (IST)19 AUG 2017

47' Jhingan slips at an inopportune moment but Sarah also loses his footing as his shot from a Kevin cross is straight at Amrinder.

21:08 (IST)19 AUG 2017

46' And we are underway in the 2nd half.

21:08 (IST)19 AUG 2017

India have made 3 changes at the break. Amarinder Singh has replaced Subrata Pal in goal and Nikhil Poojary has come on for his India debut in place of Jackichand Singh. Balwant Singh has also come on for goalscorer Robin Singh. A raft of changes made by Constantine, who looks to test new combinations in the 2nd half.

21:04 (IST)19 AUG 2017

The second half will start in a few minutes. Can India complete the comeback and register another win?

20:54 (IST)19 AUG 2017

And that is the last action of the half. The teams go into the dressing rooms all-square. Mauritius had begun the game as the aggressors but India came into it late on and looked the better of the two sides at the end of the first forty-five.

20:52 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45+2' - Jocelyn again looks to creat trouble for India but the Blues clear the ball as he looked to play a 1-2 at the edge of the box.
Robin Singh then commits a silly foul to give away possesion.

20:51 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45+1' - Robin Singh down the right again and this time tries to get the ball via a right-footed cross. But his swinger really doesn't get the job done.

20:50 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45' - Robin Singh in action again.  Down into the corner and tries to keep the ball in play for India. But fails to do so.

20:49 (IST)19 AUG 2017

44' - LONG SHOT!

Balisson with the shot from long-range from about 35-40 yards and nearly caught out Paul in the Indian goal. But that is a foot over the crossbar.

20:47 (IST)19 AUG 2017

42' - Robin Singh again wins another header. He knocks it on he gets Jackichand Singh involved and India get a throw in.

20:46 (IST)19 AUG 2017

41' - Mauritius on the counter as Eugeneson gives away the ball for a handball. The visitors down the left. A cross comes in and Subrata Paul comes out and claims it.

20:45 (IST)19 AUG 2017

40' - India with another free kick and this time the ball in from Narayan Das is punched away.

20:44 (IST)19 AUG 2017

38' -  India now getting on the front foot and finally look to be playing some football.

20:42 (IST)19 AUG 2017

37' - GOAALLL!

Robin Singh with the strike and India are back on equal terms. Rowling Borges with a great through ball and Singh is there at the end of it. 

Just felt that he took one touch too many. But he managed to smack it back across goal and the Mauritian goalkeeper had no chance.

20:42 (IST)19 AUG 2017

36' -  Jackichand Singh plays Jeje on the right flank. Good run and a good ball but just a bit too much.

20:40 (IST)19 AUG 2017

34' - India playing too narrow tonight and Jackichand Singh this time loses the ball as he gets into a host of players in the middle of the park. 

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