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Indian Football Live | AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers | India U-23 v Tajikistan U-23 Live Score, Result, Commentary, Updates

India 0-2 Tajikistan (Yodgorov Daler, Solehov Sharafjon)
Updated: 24 March 2019 19:24 IST - Published: 24 March 2019 13:51 IST
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Thanks for joining us for the live coverage of this one. We'll be back with more Indian Football action from the 29th of March, when the Super Cup begins (hopefully) in Bhubaneswar. 
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FULL-TIME: India 0-2 Tajikistan

India had more shots than their opponents, didn't take their chances, and then were hit with two sucker punches by a Tajik side that were superbly organised in defence and sprightly on the break. 

That's another qualification campaign done, for India, then. There's work to be done. 
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90+3' PEEEEPPP! That's full-time. India are out of the AFC U-23 Championship
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92' Anwar cuts in from the left, and looks to curl a shot, but it's straight at the Tajik 'keeper
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90' Three minutes of time added on, at the end of the second half. 
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89' India are meandering along to the end of their campaign. 
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87' There's pinball in the box, after Thapa's free-kick is only half cleared. In the end, Sarthak's left-footed volley on the swivel has gone just above the bar. 
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85' GOOOAAAL! Solehov Sharafjon doubles the Tajikistan lead! He gets the ball around 30 yards from goal on the left side, and then curls it past a diving Dheeraj! Game over!
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84' Anwar is in the opposition box, he's had an air shot, then Thapa's header back into the box, appears to have struck an arm, but there's nothing doing from the ref!
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81' Sarthak is booked, after he tries to shield the ball out for a throw-in, then loses it, and then unceremoniously drags Panshanbe down. 
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80' Lovely crossfield pass from Thapa, and Nishu looks to play Rahim in, but it's just cleared!
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77' Tajikistan break down an India attack, after Chhangte's cross is blocked. They then stream forward in numbers, and in the end, Muhammadjon again skies his shot
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76' Thapa is dispossessed deep inside his own half, and the Tajik attackers have gone forward, before Muhammadjon takes a shot, but it's gone high
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75' In that last five minutes, at least three Tajik players have gone down with cramp
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73' India make their first change, as Daniel Lalhlimpuia replaces Komal Thatal
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71' Amirdzhon Safarov replaces Boboev Sheriddin, as Tajikistan make their first change
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69' Thapa's corner creates some confusion in the Tajik box, but it is cleared away in the end. 
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68' More India pressure, but the young Blue Tigers just aren't getting that final pass right. Now they have another corner. 
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65' Gaurav Bora has flattened a Tajik attacker, and is very lucky to get away without being booked for a second time, and given his marching orders. 
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61' Sahal plays a nice through-ball to Rahim, and the striker looks for an early shot, but he slices it, and it goes nowhere near the goal
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60' Thapa delivers a lovely free-kick, and Sarthak rises well, but the ball's gone wide off his header. 
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59' Sahal goes down in the box, and asks the referee for a penalty. The official is unmoved.
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57' Yellow Card for Gaurav Bora. That looked harsh, I don't think it was even a foul. 
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56' India have started keeping possession a lot better, and are showing much more patience and care, while on the ball. 
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53' Nishu stands tall, and intercepts a dangerous-looking through-ball. He then looks to find Rahim straightaway with a long ball, but the striker is offside. 
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51' Boboev Sheriddin is booked, after a late challenge on Gaurav Bora
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49' Another long ball towards Rahim is half-cleared by the Tajik defence, and it's fallen to Sahal on the edge of the box. His left-footed volley is sweetly struck, but it's gone wide. 
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48' India have gone a little more direct at the start of this second half. They're looking to hit Rahim Ali with early long ball, but so far, not one ball has been anywhere near the striker. 
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46' PEEEEPPP! Thapa gets India underway in the second half
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The players are back on the pitch at the Pakhtakor Stadium. The second half action is coming up
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Half-Time: India 0-1 Tajikistan

India have had chances. India didn't take them. India didn't defend well for one moment. They conceded. That was the story of the first game against Uzbekistan, in the first half. That's been the story today. Mountain to climb after the restart. 
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45+2' PEEEEPPP! That's half-time. 

The free-kick is punched away by the 'keeper and the referee blows his whistle
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45+1' India have a late free-kick in the attacking half, can they make something of this?
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45' There's one minute to be added on at the end of the half. 
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42' Chhangte's been taken down in the box, and he looks to the ref for a penalty. but the assistant's flag has gone up, and Tajikistan have a free-kick. Chhangte was offside, correct decision. 
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38' Sahal wins the ball high up, and then plays a one-two with Thapa. Sahal cuts it on to his left foot, and then looks to curl it into the far post, but it's gone wide. 
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37' Chhangte skins his man on the left wing, after receiving a pass from Vinit Rai. His cross is towards Komal at the far-post, but the Tajik defender clears it out for an India throw-in. 
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36' Another chance for Tajikistan after the Indian defence allows the ball to keep bouncing. In the end, though, Muhammadjon's meek shot is straight at Dheeraj. 
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33' Tajikistan have a free-kick in the middle of the park, after Vinit Rai jumps in late on Rahimov Muhammadjon
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30' GOAL! Tajikistan have taken the lead!

A cross from the right wing, was not cleared by Gaurav Bora, and then fell to Yodgorov Daler on the far post. He took it down on his chest, cut back onto his right foot, and beat Dheeraj at the far post.
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29' Karomatullo strikes the free-kick and clear the wall. But he's cleared Dheeraj's goal by a fair distance as well. 
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28' Another Tajik free-kick on the edge of the box. Again it's Sahal with the foul. Sahal himself gave the ball away in midfield, and then in an attempt to win it back, concedes the foul. 
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27' Komal! Another huge chance for India! A long throw from Nishu isn't cleared well enough by the Tajik defence, and Komal is onto the second ball in a flash. Brings it down with his chest, and then lashes a left-footed volley, but that's gone high. 
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25' Thapa's corner is bent towards the goalkeeper, and that's been punched away. 
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24' Chhangte! He gets on the end of a lovely crossfield pass from Bora, and then plays a low cross in towards Rahim, but that's been cleared by the defender. India have a corner. 
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24' Long ball by Anwar towards Rahim, and he harries the Tajik defenders into an error, but the danger is cleared by the centre-back. India have a throw-in. 
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23' Panshanbe whips a superb free-kick in, and it's on target. Dheeraj is there to palm it over his bar
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22' Tajikistan have another free-kick just on the edge of the box. And it's another needless foul from Sahal
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20' India have been sloppy at the back. Both Dheeraj and Sarthak have been awful with their attempted passes out of the back 
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17' Good pressing from India in the final third, and that's a superb spell of intensity, and India have a throw-in.