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India vs Syria, LIVE! 2019 Intercontinental Cup Live Commentary, Live score, results

FT : IND 1-1 SYR
Updated: 16 July 2019 21:52 IST - Published: 16 July 2019 19:27 IST
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FT.  India 1-1 Syria.

One may not have thought that the Indian team would even be able to hold Syria today after such dismal run in the tournament followed by an extremely depleted defensive line-up. Stimac's men have kept all the criticism aside and put up a brilliant defensive and tactical performance to somehow hold a motivated Syrian side and have prevented them from getting into the Final.

As it stands, Tajikistan will face DPR Korea in the final. Syria finish third and India finish bottom with a good end to their campaign which started on a disastrous note.

That is all from us here at Sportskeeda. This is your host, Sayak Dipta Dey (@sayakdd28) signing off for now. Thank You and Good Night. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the analysis and review of the game.

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90+4' Substitution for India :
IN - Jobby Justin (21)
OUT - Lallianzuala Chhangte (13)
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90+2' Substitution for India :
IN - Farukh Chowdhary (18)
OUT - Sunil Chhetri (11)
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Additional Time : 4 Minutes.
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90' Substitution for Syria :
IN - Abdul Razzak Almohammad (7)
OUT - Khaled Kourdoghli (19)
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90' Thapa's corner is skied by Bheke with a header. Goal-kick for India. 
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89' Substitution for India
IN - Vinit Rai (8)
OUT - Sahal Abdul Samad (19)
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88' Manvir Singh tries to wipe it in the near post area to pick Chhetri but the ball is intercepted and India earn a corner.
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87' Syria with couple of crosses from either sides of the field but India recover and can now play some football of their own. 
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86' The resultant corner is straight to Sandhu's safe hands.
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85' Firas Alkhativ's free-kick is tipped away over the cross bar by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. 
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84' Substitution for India :
IN - Manvir Singh (21)
OUT - Udanta Singh (15)
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83' Amarjit Singh Kiyam brings down Mohammad Almarmour just outside the box and enters the referee's book. 
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81' Jerry Lalrinzuala playing with fire here as he pulls down Firas Alkhatib yet again by tucking on to his shirt in the India box. Could well have been a penalty again. 
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79' GOAAL! Syria score from the spot as Sandhu dives the right way but the shot from the Syrian Captain Firas Alkhatib was a little too firm to save it.
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77' Jerry Lalrinzuala brings down Firas Alkhatib in a rash challenge inside the India box and the referee points it to the spot. 
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75' Substitution for India :
IN - Jerry Lalrinzuala (4)
OUT - Mandar Rao Dessai (17)
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73' A cross from the right from Almarmour is headed on by Al Arnaout but is easily caught by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. 
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70' Firas Alkhatib races past two defenders and shoots wide from outside the box. The Indian defence was caught ball-watching there. 
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67' A brilliant one touch play from Khaled and Ahmad as the latter shoots just inches wide from the right. 
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64' Mohammad Almarmour booked for bringing down Amarjit Singh Kiyam. 
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62' The Syrian skipper Firas Alkhatib booked after he charges on to the referee after a foul from India not given. 
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60' Substitution for Syria
IN - Mohammad Alahamad (16)
OUT - Tamer Hag Mohamad (14)


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59' Two consecutive dangerous crosses from Thapa and Desai towards Chhetri from the middle of the park but the Syrian defence easily get those to safety. 
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57' Desai and Chhetri combine well to get into the Syrian box as the latter takes one step wide to eke out space for him to shoot, however the shot is straight to Ibrahim Alma. 
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54' Syria have a free-kick but the shot is well wide of the target.
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52' GOAAAAAAAAAAL. Narender Gahlot heads into the Top-left corner from the corner as the Syrian goalkeeper stays rooted to his spot and see the ball go into back of the net. India lead 1-0. Unprecedented.
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50' Strong start from India. Udanta Singh earns a corner for India from the right. 
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47' India get in a couple of balls from the right but the sturdy Syrians manage to thwart the danger.
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2nd Half kicks-off.
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Half Time : India 0-0 Syria

A much better performance from the Blue Tigers somehow have kept the scores level-pegging. The Indian defence has been been shaky but resilient. The Syrians came close to scoring on numerous occassions but the Indian defence has been pretty resolute compared to the previous performances. All to play for in the next 45 minutes. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda.
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Additional Time : 1 Minutes
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45' India try to break into counter, led by Chhetri but the Indian Captain is brought down with an illegal tackle and as a result Mohamed Anaz is booked. 
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44' Alkhatib with a cross-in from the left but India clear their lines. 
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42' Almarmour tries to lob the ball into the box, looking for a Red shirt but his touch is way off the sweet spot as the ball goes high over the target. 
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40' Narender Gahlot goes into the referee book after he tucks a Syrian shirt out while the West Asians tried to break on to an Indian counter. 
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39' India break into counter as Sahal finds Chhetri who gives it to Udanta but the latter fails to control the ball and take possession courtesy an awkward bounce. 
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37' A brilliant low ball from the free-kick almost finds the feet of Alahmad and Almarmour but Kotal is just about at the correct spot to clear the danger. 
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35' Syria earn a corner which is taken short and Narender Gahlot fouls the Syrians just outside the India box. 
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33' Khatib and Almarmour with some swift one-touch play leave Desai stranded at the left but Narender Gahlot and Rahul Bheke somehow manages to bail India out from the lurking danger. 
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30' India break into counter against the ongoing Syrian onslaught as Rahul Bheke plays out a brilliant ball towards Chhangte whose shot is parried away by the Syrian goalkeeper to safety.
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27' India with some composed defensive show against Syria despite having several players unavailable. 
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24' Mohammed Anaz tries to break into the Indian Box from the right but is wrestled out by Mandar and Gahlot. 
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21' Khaled Kourdoghli with a header on to goal, parried away by Sandhu.
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18' Syria have upped the pace suddenly and have two couple of weak shots on target. 
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15' Jackichand Singh brings down Hag Mohammad in the middle of the park with rough tackle from the back. 
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13' Syria slowly coming back into the game after a strong India start. 
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11' Alkhatib goes for goal from a free-kick but the shot is well wide of the target. 
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9' Syria get a ball inside the India box but an on-rushing Sandhu clears away the danger with a feeble fist. 
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7' Udanta dummies past his marker on the right flank and delivers in a brilliant low ball but the diving attempts from both Sahal Abdul Samad and Chhangte fail to make it to the ball as a big chance goes abegging.