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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMar 24, 2019 19:24 IST

India 0-2 Tajikistan (Yodgorov Daler, Solehov Sharafjon)


19:24 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

19:23 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

19:22 (IST)24 MAR 2019

90+3' PEEEEPPP! That's full-time. India are out of the AFC U-23 Championship

19:20 (IST)24 MAR 2019

92' Anwar cuts in from the left, and looks to curl a shot, but it's straight at the Tajik 'keeper

19:18 (IST)24 MAR 2019

90' Three minutes of time added on, at the end of the second half. 

19:17 (IST)24 MAR 2019

89' India are meandering along to the end of their campaign. 

19:16 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

19:13 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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!

19:12 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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!

19:09 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

19:08 (IST)24 MAR 2019

80' Lovely crossfield pass from Thapa, and Nishu looks to play Rahim in, but it's just cleared!

19:06 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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

19:04 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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

19:03 (IST)24 MAR 2019

75' In that last five minutes, at least three Tajik players have gone down with cramp

19:02 (IST)24 MAR 2019

73' India make their first change, as Daniel Lalhlimpuia replaces Komal Thatal

19:00 (IST)24 MAR 2019

71' Amirdzhon Safarov replaces Boboev Sheriddin, as Tajikistan make their first change

18:58 (IST)24 MAR 2019

69' Thapa's corner creates some confusion in the Tajik box, but it is cleared away in the end. 

18:57 (IST)24 MAR 2019

68' More India pressure, but the young Blue Tigers just aren't getting that final pass right. Now they have another corner. 

18:53 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

18:49 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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

18:48 (IST)24 MAR 2019

60' Thapa delivers a lovely free-kick, and Sarthak rises well, but the ball's gone wide off his header. 

18:48 (IST)24 MAR 2019

59' Sahal goes down in the box, and asks the referee for a penalty. The official is unmoved.

18:45 (IST)24 MAR 2019

57' Yellow Card for Gaurav Bora. That looked harsh, I don't think it was even a foul. 

18:44 (IST)24 MAR 2019

56' India have started keeping possession a lot better, and are showing much more patience and care, while on the ball. 

18:41 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

18:39 (IST)24 MAR 2019

51' Boboev Sheriddin is booked, after a late challenge on Gaurav Bora

18:37 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

18:36 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

18:33 (IST)24 MAR 2019

46' PEEEEPPP! Thapa gets India underway in the second half

18:32 (IST)24 MAR 2019

The players are back on the pitch at the Pakhtakor Stadium. The second half action is coming up

18:18 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

18:18 (IST)24 MAR 2019

45+2' PEEEEPPP! That's half-time. 

The free-kick is punched away by the 'keeper and the referee blows his whistle

18:17 (IST)24 MAR 2019

45+1' India have a late free-kick in the attacking half, can they make something of this?

18:16 (IST)24 MAR 2019

45' There's one minute to be added on at the end of the half. 

18:13 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

18:09 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

18:08 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

18:07 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

18:04 (IST)24 MAR 2019

33' Tajikistan have a free-kick in the middle of the park, after Vinit Rai jumps in late on Rahimov Muhammadjon

18:01 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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.

18:00 (IST)24 MAR 2019

29' Karomatullo strikes the free-kick and clear the wall. But he's cleared Dheeraj's goal by a fair distance as well. 

17:59 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

17:58 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

17:56 (IST)24 MAR 2019

25' Thapa's corner is bent towards the goalkeeper, and that's been punched away. 

17:55 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

17:55 (IST)24 MAR 2019

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. 

17:53 (IST)24 MAR 2019

23' Panshanbe whips a superb free-kick in, and it's on target. Dheeraj is there to palm it over his bar

17:52 (IST)24 MAR 2019

22' Tajikistan have another free-kick just on the edge of the box. And it's another needless foul from Sahal

17:52 (IST)24 MAR 2019

20' India have been sloppy at the back. Both Dheeraj and Sarthak have been awful with their attempted passes out of the back 

17:47 (IST)24 MAR 2019

17' Good pressing from India in the final third, and that's a superb spell of intensity, and India have a throw-in. 
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