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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 16, 2019 21:52 IST

FT : IND 1-1 SYR


21:52 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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.

21:52 (IST)16 JUL 2019

90+4' Substitution for India :
IN - Jobby Justin (21)
OUT - Lallianzuala Chhangte (13)

21:49 (IST)16 JUL 2019

90+2' Substitution for India :
IN - Farukh Chowdhary (18)
OUT - Sunil Chhetri (11)

21:48 (IST)16 JUL 2019

Additional Time : 4 Minutes.

21:48 (IST)16 JUL 2019

90' Substitution for Syria :
IN - Abdul Razzak Almohammad (7)
OUT - Khaled Kourdoghli (19)

21:47 (IST)16 JUL 2019

90' Thapa's corner is skied by Bheke with a header. Goal-kick for India. 

21:46 (IST)16 JUL 2019

89' Substitution for India
IN - Vinit Rai (8)
OUT - Sahal Abdul Samad (19)

21:46 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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.

21:44 (IST)16 JUL 2019

87' Syria with couple of crosses from either sides of the field but India recover and can now play some football of their own. 

21:44 (IST)16 JUL 2019

86' The resultant corner is straight to Sandhu's safe hands.

21:44 (IST)16 JUL 2019

85' Firas Alkhativ's free-kick is tipped away over the cross bar by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. 

21:42 (IST)16 JUL 2019

84' Substitution for India :
IN - Manvir Singh (21)
OUT - Udanta Singh (15)

21:41 (IST)16 JUL 2019

83' Amarjit Singh Kiyam brings down Mohammad Almarmour just outside the box and enters the referee's book. 

21:40 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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. 

21:39 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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.

21:39 (IST)16 JUL 2019

77' Jerry Lalrinzuala brings down Firas Alkhatib in a rash challenge inside the India box and the referee points it to the spot. 

21:38 (IST)16 JUL 2019

75' Substitution for India :
IN - Jerry Lalrinzuala (4)
OUT - Mandar Rao Dessai (17)

21:37 (IST)16 JUL 2019

73' A cross from the right from Almarmour is headed on by Al Arnaout but is easily caught by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. 

21:36 (IST)16 JUL 2019

70' Firas Alkhatib races past two defenders and shoots wide from outside the box. The Indian defence was caught ball-watching there. 

21:35 (IST)16 JUL 2019

67' A brilliant one touch play from Khaled and Ahmad as the latter shoots just inches wide from the right. 

21:35 (IST)16 JUL 2019

64' Mohammad Almarmour booked for bringing down Amarjit Singh Kiyam. 

21:28 (IST)16 JUL 2019

62' The Syrian skipper Firas Alkhatib booked after he charges on to the referee after a foul from India not given. 

21:27 (IST)16 JUL 2019

60' Substitution for Syria
IN - Mohammad Alahamad (16)
OUT - Tamer Hag Mohamad (14)

21:19 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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. 

21:18 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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. 

21:15 (IST)16 JUL 2019

54' Syria have a free-kick but the shot is well wide of the target.

21:10 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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.

21:10 (IST)16 JUL 2019

50' Strong start from India. Udanta Singh earns a corner for India from the right. 

21:09 (IST)16 JUL 2019

47' India get in a couple of balls from the right but the sturdy Syrians manage to thwart the danger.

21:08 (IST)16 JUL 2019

2nd Half kicks-off.

20:49 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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.

20:46 (IST)16 JUL 2019

Additional Time : 1 Minutes

20:46 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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. 

20:45 (IST)16 JUL 2019

44' Alkhatib with a cross-in from the left but India clear their lines. 

20:44 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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. 

20:42 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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. 

20:41 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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. 

20:40 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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. 

20:39 (IST)16 JUL 2019

35' Syria earn a corner which is taken short and Narender Gahlot fouls the Syrians just outside the India box. 

20:39 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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. 

20:37 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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.

20:36 (IST)16 JUL 2019

27' India with some composed defensive show against Syria despite having several players unavailable. 

20:35 (IST)16 JUL 2019

24' Mohammed Anaz tries to break into the Indian Box from the right but is wrestled out by Mandar and Gahlot. 

20:34 (IST)16 JUL 2019

21' Khaled Kourdoghli with a header on to goal, parried away by Sandhu.

20:28 (IST)16 JUL 2019

18' Syria have upped the pace suddenly and have two couple of weak shots on target. 

20:27 (IST)16 JUL 2019

15' Jackichand Singh brings down Hag Mohammad in the middle of the park with rough tackle from the back. 

20:14 (IST)16 JUL 2019

13' Syria slowly coming back into the game after a strong India start. 

20:13 (IST)16 JUL 2019

11' Alkhatib goes for goal from a free-kick but the shot is well wide of the target. 

20:09 (IST)16 JUL 2019

9' Syria get a ball inside the India box but an on-rushing Sandhu clears away the danger with a feeble fist. 

20:08 (IST)16 JUL 2019

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. 
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