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Serbia Tour 2018: India U16 vs Jordan U16, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMay 09, 2018 21:25 IST

Jordan U16 - 1 India U16 - 2 FT


21:25 (IST)9 MAY 2018

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21:24 (IST)9 MAY 2018

With no goals in the second half, it was a gruelling test for both defenses and the two outstanding keepers. Both can leave the field with their heads held high. 
Jordan made a good fightback making India really fight for their win. They came back strong in the second half and would have definitely scored, if not for the heroics of  Jongte under the crossbar. In a nutshell, it was an extremely entertaining match for the neutrals with both teams going at it from the word go and not holding back at all. Well done India for holding on despite those swathes of Jordan pressure. 

21:19 (IST)9 MAY 2018

There's the final whistle and it's all over. India win the match 2-1. 

21:16 (IST)9 MAY 2018

87' Two substitutions for India : Ravi and Bikas on for Vikram and Sailo

21:10 (IST)9 MAY 2018

84' Substitution by India : Reuben comes on for Rohit

21:06 (IST)9 MAY 2018

80' What a save by Jongte !!!!!! India holding on by the skin of their teeth. 

21:04 (IST)9 MAY 2018

79' The Indian defense is being put to the test, with wave after wave of Jordan attack. 

21:00 (IST)9 MAY 2018

75' With a third of the half left, India get a free-kick. But nothing comes off it. 

20:53 (IST)9 MAY 2018

66' Jordan with  free-kick deep in the Indian half. This is something straight from the training grounds. The ball instead of being put into the box, is laid off for the onrushing Jordan player just outside the box. He however does not hit it first time and the defenders can converge on him forcing his shot wide. 

20:49 (IST)9 MAY 2018

63' Jordan on the ball as they tear down the left flank. The final ball in is however extremely poor and straight at the Indian keeper with no pace on it. 

20:43 (IST)9 MAY 2018

56' It's a beautiful ball over everyone's heads, straight from the indian back line to the striker, who takes it down well and charges towards goal, but the final shot is way wide. 

20:39 (IST)9 MAY 2018

53' It's all India now, with Givson now with another shot at goal. But it's the goalie to the rescue again for Jordan, pulling off another stunner of a save. 

20:37 (IST)9 MAY 2018

52' A big chance missed by India. Sailo is denied by the Jordan keeper who makes another good save to keep his team in the match. Sailo gets his shot off quickly and it's destined for the back of the net, till it's pushed away by the fingertips of the keeper.  

20:35 (IST)9 MAY 2018

50' The Indians get a shot off from inside the box, but it has no power and is also reached by a Jordan defender, allowing the goalie to collect easily. 

20:33 (IST)9 MAY 2018

48' Jordan get a corner, but they cannot make good use of it. 

20:32 (IST)9 MAY 2018

48' India seem calm on the ball right now, keeping most of the possession and making Jordan run after the ball.  

20:30 (IST)9 MAY 2018

There's the referee's whistle and we are off with the second half. 

20:23 (IST)9 MAY 2018

The scoreline reads 2-1, in favour of India. 
 Bibiano has organised his troops well with good planning and that is being in the play of his team. Despite getting dealt a bad hand early and conceding an early goal, India held their nerves and put on a good performance ensuring that they did not go further behind and in fact scored twice to take the lead. 
Jordan had a good chance in the match, after they got an early lead. However as the game progressed, they seemed to succumb to the increasing pressure of the well-organised Indian team. They lost their nerve and the scoreline reflects that. It will be a test of their character when they come out in the second half, to see whether they can bounce  back from this like India did.  

20:15 (IST)9 MAY 2018

There's the whistle and it's half-time here. 

20:14 (IST)9 MAY 2018

45+2' Jordan get a free-kick in the Indian half but they cannot make much of the chance. 

20:11 (IST)9 MAY 2018

42' India get a free-kick deep in the Jordan half. The ball is put into the box, but Jordan come out with the ball on the counter, with pace. The reach the Indian box, but the final shot is wide of the post. 

20:07 (IST)9 MAY 2018

38' The Jordan team making two substitutions simultaneously. 

20:05 (IST)9 MAY 2018

30' It's India on the front foot now, putting the Jordan backline to the test. It will be interesting to see now, if they can hold on under this constant pressure.  

20:00 (IST)9 MAY 2018

It's that young man again. Ridge with another cool finish as he suddenly finds the ball at his feet, with the first shot having bounced off the keeper and he coolly puts it into the empty net. It's India now with the advantage.   

19:58 (IST)9 MAY 2018

25' It's an open game right now and looks like the scoreline may change soon. 

19:57 (IST)9 MAY 2018

20' Both teams seem to be attacking well, but neither has been able to make too many inroads into the opposition penalty box. 

19:50 (IST)9 MAY 2018

Ridge with a calm finish past the keeper after Vikram feeds the ball to him.  We are back on level pegging. 

19:47 (IST)9 MAY 2018

13' India get their first corner. The ball is sent into the box, but the Jordan keeper can collect.

19:46 (IST)9 MAY 2018

12' The Indian keeper makes two good saves consecutively to keep India at par. This is good pressure by Jordan.

19:45 (IST)9 MAY 2018

11' Jordan turning on the screws on India, with most of the possesion and pressure in their favour at the moment. 

19:42 (IST)9 MAY 2018

8' A big chance missed by India. With just the keeper to beat, Rohit fails to score and the Jordan keeper willingly accepts the ball.

19:41 (IST)9 MAY 2018

6' The Indians are showing good heart and letting the pressure get to them. They seem to be finding their passing rhythm.

19:36 (IST)9 MAY 2018

3' India come straight back at Jordan, despite being a goal down. Givson takes a shot but it's way over the crossbar. 

19:32 (IST)9 MAY 2018

Jordan has put India under pressure by taking an early lead. 

19:31 (IST)9 MAY 2018

The match is underway. 

19:30 (IST)9 MAY 2018

The Indian line-up for today's match is as follows :

 Lalbiakhlua Jongte (GK)
 Harpreet Singh
 Givson (C)

19:24 (IST)9 MAY 2018

Good Evening and welcome to today's live coverage of the match between India U16 and Jordan U16. 

18:53 (IST)9 MAY 2018

The India U16 football team is all set for their first match on the Serbian tour, as they prepare to face off against Jordan today.

Te Blue Colts have churned out impressive results this year, defeating teams like Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and Singapore.

They have even played a couple of tournaments in Spain, where they beat the junior sides of some of the top clubs from Europe.

Their most recent tour was the Sport Chain Cup, also in Spain, where they faced teams like USA and Norway. However, the Blue Colts were defeated by both the sides.

The India U16 team, under their coach Bibiano Fernandes, is currently touring different foreign countries, as they look to prepare for the AFC U16 Championship, later this year. 

What makes the continental tournament all the more important is that a semi-final finish in the AFC U16 Championship will give India a direct intry into the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup.

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