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SAFF Championship 2018 Finals: India vs Maldives, Live Score, Updates, and Commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 15, 2018 20:26 IST

FT : India 1-2 Maldives

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20:26 (IST)15 SEP 2018

FULL TIME : India 1-2 Maldives

A dominant Maldives side pull off a massive upset as they get the better of a hapless Indian side to be crowned the Champions of South Asia.

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20:21 (IST)15 SEP 2018

90+2' GOOAAL! Passi pulls one back.

20:19 (IST)15 SEP 2018

5 Minutes Added on.

20:15 (IST)15 SEP 2018

81' Maldives break on counter but fail to hit the target.

20:09 (IST)15 SEP 2018

76' No adequate pressing from India as it seems the Blues have given up.

19:59 (IST)15 SEP 2018

70' Passi replaces Farukh.

19:57 (IST)15 SEP 2018

67' GOAAAAAAL! Hamza Mohammed gets a defence splitting pass to Ali Fasir who rounds up Kaith to make it 2-0.

19:50 (IST)15 SEP 2018

63' Maldives drawing out India and hoping to strike back on counter.

19:44 (IST)15 SEP 2018

55' Thapa's freekick finds Manvir who heads it towards the goal but misses.

19:42 (IST)15 SEP 2018

53' India showing urgency in their game with constant pressure on to Maldives, but are not able to get the final product.

19:38 (IST)15 SEP 2018

46' MISS! Manvir heads wide from an incoming cross.

19:35 (IST)15 SEP 2018

Second Half kicks-off.

19:21 (IST)15 SEP 2018

HALF TIME :  India 0-1 Maldives

A dismal show from the Blue Tigers result in Maldives leading by a solitary goal at the break. Second Half ten minutes away. Stay Tuned.

19:17 (IST)15 SEP 2018

45+2' Subhasish Bose goes into the referee's book for a late challenge.

19:16 (IST)15 SEP 2018

2 Minutes Added on.

19:16 (IST)15 SEP 2018

 44' Nikhil Pujari gets in another cross delivered in. Goes out of play.

19:13 (IST)15 SEP 2018

42' Poojari with a darting run, gets away from his marker, swings in a quality cross but Ashique and Manvir are late to arrive as the chance goes abegging. 

19:13 (IST)15 SEP 2018

40' Maldives get a freekick swung in, goes over the target.

19:07 (IST)15 SEP 2018

36' Hussain Nihaan shoots wide from distance.

19:06 (IST)15 SEP 2018

34' Poojari's cross from the right is collected with ease by Faisal. India need a Plan B desperately. No penetration at all by the Blue Tigers.

19:05 (IST)15 SEP 2018

33' MISS! Maldivian defence caught napping as the ball ends up with Manvir Singh who goes for goal, first time. Misses.

19:01 (IST)15 SEP 2018

32' The resultant corner swung in by Anirudh Thapa is punched away by Mohammed Faisal.

19:00 (IST)15 SEP 2018

31' Kuruniyan with a decent ball into the middle, finds Farukh whose shot goes out with a deflection.

18:59 (IST)15 SEP 2018

30' Anirudu Thapa ticked off by the referee for rash play in the middle of the pitch.

18:57 (IST)15 SEP 2018

26' India struggling to keep the ball as the Maldivian players are closing in on the Blues with extreme agility and commitment. 

18:55 (IST)15 SEP 2018

25' Kuruniyan swings in a freekick. Ibrahim Waheed heads it to safety.

18:55 (IST)15 SEP 2018

22' Indian defence on sixes and sevens as Maldives launch series of attacks up the pitch.

18:54 (IST)15 SEP 2018

19' GOAAAAAL! Ibrahim Hasaan gives Maldives the lead.

18:53 (IST)15 SEP 2018

18:52 (IST)15 SEP 2018

The Feed will go Live in a moment. There has been a slight delay due to technical glitches. Inconvenience caused is regretted.

18:52 (IST)15 SEP 2018

Hello and Welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE coverage of the India vs Maldives game in the elusive final of the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018.

India are on a role with three wins in as many games, scoring 7 goals and conceding just once. They got the better of a hapless Pakistani side by 3-1 in the semi-final.

While, Maldives have found their scoring prowess late in the tournament with their only goals coming in the Semi-Final game with Nepal where the Island side won 3-0.

Earlier in the tournament, India did get the better of Maldives with a 2-0 scoreline which puts the Blue Tigers as the favourites today.

The game kicks-off at 6:30 PM IST at the Bangabandu Stadium, Dhaka.
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