The Indians were brilliant in the first half, but UAE were the better side in the second half. Credit to the UAE team for coming out in the second half so positive. All three goals conceded by India could be attributed to bad or poor defending, and lack of organization.
On the positive side of things, the front four of Komal, Aman, Aniket and Boris looked irresistible during points of the game, but got isolated as the game went on. Nicholai Adam has given the team the license to attack, but it all looked a bit panicky when they had to defend.
The goalkeeper Dheeraj, a very talented one at that, showed in glimpses what he could do, coming out to claim crosses, but unfortunately, as a goalkeeper ends up doing, had to pay for his errors. Hope. he dusts himself and comes back in the next round.
There were a lot of positive signs for India throughout the game, things to build upon. No one expected them to come out and dominate UAE for 45 minutes, but they did. But, knockout competitions such as these can get brutal, India have no time to stand and stare, they need to tie their laces and get onto the front foot again.
FT: That's it for India. 3-2 to UAE.
93' Shouts for penalty as Aniket takes on the left wing, he seems to have fouled, but the ref says nothing doing.
92' India with a corner, this might be the last chance.
90' 5 minutes added
89' Another huge chance for Aman Chhteri, he has another air shit, the ball riccochets to the hands of the UAE goalkeeper.
88' HUGE CHANCE for Inida, Aman Chhteri with the ball squared to him into the box. He has an sir shot. Disappointing for India.
86' Aniket with the ball, he has faded out of the game to a certain extent, passes it for Aman Chhetri running behind.
84' Majid Rashid with a freekick through his laces, he got a lot behind it, but luckily for India, it has gone out.
83' India seem to hav got tired, they pressed a lt in the first half. UAE lok the better side right now.
79' Suresh, the Indian captain, kicked out at Ali Saleh there, lucky to het away with a yellow card.
India are really up against it now, UAE may not have the better players but UAE are much more physical and that is proving to be the differnce at the moment.
77' Rakip goes out for India, an attacking change, Khumanthem comes on for India.
73' UAE score, Ahmed Fawzi just came on for and Abulla Alnaqbi, and he beats the offside track to score.
71' Komal running through midfield, finds himself tripped.
69' Lighting counter by UAE, lucky that the ball didn't fall to a red shirt in the area. India look a bit suspect at the back.
67' UAE are playing a bit more defensively now, it's more difficult for India to creatchances now. But, India are by far the better player now.
64' Huge chance for India, Aniket with the tricks, ball breaks to Aman Chhteri, who takes a snapshot an the ball goes behind, just far off the post.
61' UAE with the corner, brilliantly dealt with by Dheeraj, he has grown into teh game after the first half debacle.
60' Majid Rashid has been the thorn at India's side. It is important that India thwart the UAE captain.
57' Stalin with another beautiful freekick but straight at the golakeeper, he palms it, but goes straight to Aman Chhteri who heads it disappointingly outside. HUGE CHANCE.
57' India get a freekick in avery promising position.
55' Aman Chhteri to Boris, who takes on two men and shoots/crosses, Salem (the UAE goalkeeper) acrobatically pushes it behind for a corner.
53' UAE score. Majid Rashid with the goal, Muhmed Ali with some wonderful feet to square it off to his captain. It's 2-2.
50' The pace has dropped a bit for the game, UAE have come out rejuvinated in the second half.