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

Tamil Nadu take on Kerala in the final group match of Santosh Trophy group stage.
Updated: 22 January 2018 17:57 IST - Published: 22 January 2018 15:06 IST
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Kerala and Karnataka through from the south zone. 
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Kerala are lucky to go through without scoring. They missed a few chances. 
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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.
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GAME OVER! Score 0-0! Kerala through from south zone group D.
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TN get the ball into the box and Ahmed Sahib tries to hilariously con the referee into giving a penalty. Blatant dive.
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A free kick for TN. Probably their last chance.
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TN are trying to throw the kitchen sink at Kerala but their end product is letting them down.
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Jithin MS takes a knock and the stretcher comes out for him. He seems to be ok.
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Rajesh S of TN gets the first yellow card of the game.
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Jithin MS does well to break into TN's box but a 50-50 challenge by Munivel prevents him from going through on goal.
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TN get a free-kick and it wasted by Arun Pondey with a direct attempt. 
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TN substitution. Captain Praveendran is substituted by Ramu M.
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Promising attack by TN but the final shot by Vijay Nagappan is tame.
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Kerala are lucky TN haven't punished them with a goal. They have missed some easy chances.
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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.
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Substitution for Kerala. Their striker Sajith Poulose is substituted by Muhammed Parokkotil who is a midfielder. A very defensive substitution.
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Chance for Kerala. Jithin MS breaks into the box and passes to Afdal who hits the ball at a TN player.
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TN's Ajeesh has a chance. He shoots from outside the box and it misses the target.
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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.
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Chance for Kerala. The ball is sent into the box for Afdal but the TN keeper Manikandan snuffs it out.
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TN have managed to take the ball to the box several times but there is no end product. 
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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.
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It's still 0-0. As it stands Kerala qualify due to a superior goal difference. TN need to win to qualify.
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A corner for TN results only in a shot on goal by Manimaran. Easily saved by Rahul V Raj.
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Kerala substitution. The brilliant Rahul KP is substituted by Sreekuttan VS. Under 21 for Under 21.
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Kerala break into TN's box and Afdal finds a difficult chance. His shot goes over th bar.
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A throw in for Kerala has the ball falling kindly for Afdal but the ball is taken away from his feet by Yonathan Basker.
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A Kerala free-kick is again well defended by TN. TN are solid at the back.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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We are about to the start the second half. 
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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.
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TN almost have the ball in the net. Captain Praveendran has a great chance just roll past the post.
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Kerala steal the ball deep into Tamil Nadu's half with some good work by Sajith Poulose. The attack is defended well by TN.
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Kerala's Mohammed Shareef puts a diagonal into the box from the right which is again punched out by TN's goalkeeper Manikandan.
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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.
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Tamil Nadu counter through their number 10 Vijay. His pass to captain Praveendran is wasted with a shot over the bar.
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Tamil Nadu's Manikandan is a brilliant goalkeeper. He brilliantly parries another Sajith Poulose header.
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Kerala doing all the defending now as Tamil Nadu continue to attack. 
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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.
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Wow. What a free-kick by Vibin Thomas and what a wonderful save by Tamil Nadu's goalkeeper Manikandan M. Brilliant stuff.
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Afdal almost breaks through on goal but is fouled by Tamil Nadu's last defender in a tussle. Free-kick Kerala.
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Tamil Nadu's right back Prem Kumar sweeping well and keeping it tight on the right wing.
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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.
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Tamil Nadu are defending very well as a unit and are not allowing Kerala space in the midfield.
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Tamil Nadu playing out from the back. Their defence patiently passing the ball to find a pass.
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Kerala get a corner and it is delivered brilliantly by Seesan S. Sajith Poulose misses the header by a whisker.
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Tamil Nadu are defending well as a unit. A cross into the box is headed out well by Yonathan Basker.
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Kerala get a free-kick on the right wing which they are unable to put to good use.