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Santosh Trophy South Zone Qualifiers Group B: Tamil Nadu vs Kerala, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 22, 2018 17:57 IST

Tamil Nadu take on Kerala in the final group match of Santosh Trophy group stage.

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17:57 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala and Karnataka through from the south zone. 

17:55 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala are lucky to go through without scoring. They missed a few chances. 

17:54 (IST)22 JAN 2018

TN fought very well and they defended very well. Their midfield was really good at getting the ball to the box. It was only their final ball that let them down.

17:53 (IST)22 JAN 2018

GAME OVER! Score 0-0! Kerala through from south zone group D.

17:52 (IST)22 JAN 2018

TN get the ball into the box and Ahmed Sahib tries to hilariously con the referee into giving a penalty. Blatant dive.

17:51 (IST)22 JAN 2018

A free kick for TN. Probably their last chance.

17:50 (IST)22 JAN 2018

TN are trying to throw the kitchen sink at Kerala but their end product is letting them down.

17:48 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Jithin MS takes a knock and the stretcher comes out for him. He seems to be ok.

17:45 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Rajesh S of TN gets the first yellow card of the game.

17:43 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Jithin MS does well to break into TN's box but a 50-50 challenge by Munivel prevents him from going through on goal.

17:41 (IST)22 JAN 2018

TN get a free-kick and it wasted by Arun Pondey with a direct attempt. 

17:40 (IST)22 JAN 2018

TN substitution. Captain Praveendran is substituted by Ramu M.

17:39 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Promising attack by TN but the final shot by Vijay Nagappan is tame.

17:37 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala are lucky TN haven't punished them with a goal. They have missed some easy chances.

17:37 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala MISS a sitter. Jithin MS does all the work and puts the ball on a platter for Afdal who is free and shoots straight at the goalie from point blank range.

17:34 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Substitution for Kerala. Their striker Sajith Poulose is substituted by Muhammed Parokkotil who is a midfielder. A very defensive substitution.

17:33 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Chance for Kerala. Jithin MS breaks into the box and passes to Afdal who hits the ball at a TN player.

17:32 (IST)22 JAN 2018

TN's Ajeesh has a chance. He shoots from outside the box and it misses the target.

17:30 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Another through ball from Kerala results in Sajith Poulose breaking into the box this time. TN goalie snuffs it out again but is hurt as Sajith runs into him.

17:28 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Chance for Kerala. The ball is sent into the box for Afdal but the TN keeper Manikandan snuffs it out.

17:26 (IST)22 JAN 2018

TN have managed to take the ball to the box several times but there is no end product. 

17:25 (IST)22 JAN 2018

TN captain Praveendran is playing out of his skin to build an attack. He has helped TN keep the ball alive in Kerala's half.

17:21 (IST)22 JAN 2018

It's still 0-0. As it stands Kerala qualify due to a superior goal difference. TN need to win to qualify.

17:20 (IST)22 JAN 2018

A corner for TN results only in a shot on goal by Manimaran. Easily saved by Rahul V Raj.

17:15 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala substitution. The brilliant Rahul KP is substituted by Sreekuttan VS. Under 21 for Under 21.

17:14 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala break into TN's box and Afdal finds a difficult chance. His shot goes over th bar.

17:12 (IST)22 JAN 2018

A throw in for Kerala has the ball falling kindly for Afdal but the ball is taken away from his feet by Yonathan Basker.

17:11 (IST)22 JAN 2018

A Kerala free-kick is again well defended by TN. TN are solid at the back.

17:09 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala miss a sitter. Rahul KP dances through the box and puts in a cross to Sajith Poulose who is all by himself in front of the goal. He kicks the ball wide. Will this miss be costly for Kerala?

17:08 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Tamil Nadu attack through the right with their captain holding the ball near the flag. The resulting cross from their right back falls to a Kerala player.

17:05 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala start off the proceedings with a ball through the right. Sajith Poulose chases the ball but it but out harmlessly for a goal kick.

17:02 (IST)22 JAN 2018

We are about to the start the second half. 

16:49 (IST)22 JAN 2018

It's still 0-0 at end of first half. Tamil Nadu are no push overs and are defending very well. They have stymied a good Kerala side and managed to build some promising attacks. Kerala on their part had a few chances which they should have converted. Going to be a tight second half with everything to play.

16:45 (IST)22 JAN 2018

TN almost have the ball in the net. Captain Praveendran has a great chance just roll past the post.

16:44 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala steal the ball deep into Tamil Nadu's half with some good work by Sajith Poulose. The attack is defended well by TN.

16:40 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala's Mohammed Shareef puts a diagonal into the box from the right which is again punched out by TN's goalkeeper Manikandan.

16:39 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala have a promising attack through the right snuffed out by the goalkeeper Manikandan again. Kerala's Jithin MS did well to break into the right to put in that cross.

16:36 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Tamil Nadu counter through their number 10 Vijay. His pass to captain Praveendran is wasted with a shot over the bar.

16:35 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Tamil Nadu's Manikandan is a brilliant goalkeeper. He brilliantly parries another Sajith Poulose header.

16:33 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala doing all the defending now as Tamil Nadu continue to attack. 

16:31 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Tamil Nadu playing some good football through the middle through their number 10 Vijay. The subsequent attack goes out for a corner which is wasted though.

16:28 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Wow. What a free-kick by Vibin Thomas and what a wonderful save by Tamil Nadu's goalkeeper Manikandan M. Brilliant stuff.

16:27 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Afdal almost breaks through on goal but is fouled by Tamil Nadu's last defender in a tussle. Free-kick Kerala.

16:25 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Tamil Nadu's right back Prem Kumar sweeping well and keeping it tight on the right wing.

16:21 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Jithin MS runs into the right wing channel and puts in a cross. Then resulting ball is shot wide by Kerala's Afdal. Kerala needs to be clinical.

16:20 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Tamil Nadu are defending very well as a unit and are not allowing Kerala space in the midfield.

16:18 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Tamil Nadu playing out from the back. Their defence patiently passing the ball to find a pass.

16:16 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala get a corner and it is delivered brilliantly by Seesan S. Sajith Poulose misses the header by a whisker.

16:15 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Tamil Nadu are defending well as a unit. A cross into the box is headed out well by Yonathan Basker.

16:13 (IST)22 JAN 2018

Kerala get a free-kick on the right wing which they are unable to put to good use.
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