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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMay 12, 2018 00:16 IST

India U16 - 0 Serbia U16 - 0 FT


00:16 (IST)12 MAY 2018

So that's it for today. Thank you for tuning in. See you next time on our next live coverage. 
Good Bye and Good Night. 

00:16 (IST)12 MAY 2018

Both teams got chances, with the bigger share of them enjoyed by Serbia. But, both were unable to convert hem and make them count. Most of the second half India seemed more content in staying back and defending and apart from a few mistakes Serbia never looked under much threat. 
All in all, a neutral might be a little disheartened with this tie being a lot more tactical, with lack of the eye-pleasing free-flowing football. 

00:11 (IST)12 MAY 2018

And that's the final occurrence of the match. It ends Scoreless today with both teams unable to break each other down and find the back of the net. 

00:09 (IST)12 MAY 2018

90+3' India seem to be riding their luck, leaving big holes in defense while trying to go on the counter and allowing Serbia almost a free run into their box. Serbia however cannot capitalize and the keeper collects the tame shot willingly. 

00:06 (IST)12 MAY 2018

90+2' Serbia with a free-kick deep into stoppage time. 

00:05 (IST)12 MAY 2018

90' There will be 4 minutes added on at the end of the ninety. 

00:05 (IST)12 MAY 2018

86' Serbia are throwing men forward. They seem intent on getting a win out of this matchup, while India are extremely content in staying back and putting bodies between Serbia and the goal. 

00:02 (IST)12 MAY 2018

80' India making sure they do not commit too many men forward in search of that elusive goal and leave themselves vulnerable at the back. 

00:00 (IST)12 MAY 2018

78' Serbia with a substitution. 

23:59 (IST)11 MAY 2018

77' Serbia almost caught with their guard down, as the ball suddenly finds itself near the Serbian back line with two Indian forwards close on it's heels. A Serbian defender barely manages to clear it out for a throw-in.  

23:50 (IST)11 MAY 2018

68' India holding on by the skin of their teeth. A Serbian player with a blistering run down the middle, leaving two sliding Indians in his wake. Serbia work the ball around just in front of the box and the final shot is somehow dealt with by India. 

23:44 (IST)11 MAY 2018

63' India get a free-kick near the mid-line and the Indian stopper launches the ball upfield straight into the Serbian box, but the goalie is aware to the danger and comes off his line to collect. 

23:39 (IST)11 MAY 2018

57' That's an outstanding save from the Indian custodian, keeping his team at level pegging with some acrobatics. The Serbian forward twists and turns in the Indian box to create space and gets a good shot off, which saved extremely well by  the keeper. India living dangerously. 

23:36 (IST)11 MAY 2018

55' It's an important challenge by the Serbian defender, with the Indian forward on the ball in the Serbian box. The tackle is an extremely important one, as he makes contact with the ball cleanly and clears it before the forward can get his shot off.

23:28 (IST)11 MAY 2018

47' Serbia on the offensive in the early stages of the second half. 

23:27 (IST)11 MAY 2018

And we're back with the second half of the match as it still remains scoreless.

23:10 (IST)11 MAY 2018

And that's it for the first half. It ends with all things square at  0-0. 
Stay tuned for the second half. 

23:02 (IST)11 MAY 2018

32' India with a corner with just under fifteen minutes to go in the first half. Serbia however are up to the  task of defending it well. 

22:58 (IST)11 MAY 2018

27' Big chance for Serbia. They get a free-kick in the Indian half. They ball is flung straight into the box and is met with a Serbian head, but he cannot divert it towards the goal and it's out for a goal-kick. 

22:54 (IST)11 MAY 2018

25' Serbia with a good spell of possession, forcing India back, deep into their half. It remains to see if they can convert this pressure into a goal. 

22:50 (IST)11 MAY 2018

19' India testing out the Serbian keeper in these early stages with a shot from outside the box. After a few interchanges between them the ball is allowed to fly off Vikram's boot, but it's straight in front of the keeper, who can see it coming the whole way and makes the save. 

22:47 (IST)11 MAY 2018

17' Serbia finally starting to see more of the ball, making routes into the opposition half and they have earned a corner, but they cannot convert it allowing India to get back on the ball.

22:44 (IST)11 MAY 2018

14' Serbia are not seeing too much of the ball at the moment, with India keeping the lion's share of the possession. Serbia seem content though in just keeping their shape. 

22:41 (IST)11 MAY 2018

13' India get a corner. It is taken short, but cannot make inroads into the Serbian box and Serbia come out with the ball on the counter.  

22:39 (IST)11 MAY 2018

11' Serbia concede a free-kick, deep inside their own half. The ball is put straight into the box, but it's too close to the Serbian keeper who collects easily. 

22:36 (IST)11 MAY 2018

8' Serbia get a corner but they cannot make much of the opportunity and India can clear. 

22:35 (IST)11 MAY 2018

3' Big chance missed by India. The Serbian keeper is put under pressure by Rohit Danu, who makes an error. The ball falls for Gibson whose shot is way wide. Indian fans will be hoping they do not rue this chance later on. 

22:32 (IST)11 MAY 2018

There's the referee's whistle and we are off. 

22:32 (IST)11 MAY 2018

This is the Indian team set to play in the tie against Serbia today :

20:26 (IST)11 MAY 2018

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

18:50 (IST)11 MAY 2018

India U16 side will take on Serbia U16 in a football match on May 11 at 8:30 pm. The blue colts will be looking to gain valuable experience before the start of the AFC U16 Cup. 

India has been drawn in the AFC U16 Cup alongside Iran, Vietnam, and Indonesia. This tour will help them gain experience before heading to Malaysia for the cup in September, this year. 

The Blue Colts will go head-to-head, against hosts Serbia in their second match of the tour. 

The U16 is coached by Bibiano Fernandes and recently came becak from a goal down to defeat Jordan by a scoreline of 2-1. The Indian side played good football throughout the match and looked comfortable in the attack. In fact, they could have scored more than the two goals, had it not been for a stunning performance by the Jordan keeper. 

The Indian side will look to continue their preparations for the AFC U16 Cup as they go up against Serbia. 
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