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WAFF Boys' Championships 2018: India U16 v Iraq U16, Live Match Updates

INDIA U-16 1-0 IRAQ U-16 [FT]
Updated: 06 August 2018 00:45 IST - Published: 05 August 2018 21:05 IST
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 INDIA 1-0 IRAQ

Indian players and their coach Bibiano Fernandez will definitely heave a sigh of relief after returning to winning ways and that too against the current Asian Champions!

India was definitely the better side as they created more chances and had 5 shies at the goal and all over 10 attempts off the target. Passing was much improved and holding nerves in the final seconds to score the winner is definitely the cherry on the cake!
India will look to take their momentum forward as they take on Yemen, in a couple of days.

It has been my pleasure to take you all through the journey in which India emerged as the victorious side and hope you all have enjoyed my company.

This is
Spandan Paul, signing off  !
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FT-  INDIA (Bhuvenesh 89') 1-0   IRAQ
India have managed a terrific upset over the Asian champions Iraq and Bibiano's boys have managed to send a very strong message as they pick up 2nd win in 3 matches!
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94' - Full Time and INDIA have clinched this one in an emphatic manner`!
The goal scorer is said to be Bhuvenesh, the super sub !
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93' Final change from Indian side as Harpreet Singh comes off the bench to bolster the defense and retain the lead.
IND 1-0 IRQ
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90' - It seems from here that the final header was from Lalrokima which we will check very soon, but it was beautiful movement from the right and the assist from the right flank was brilliant to say the least!
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89'- GOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!
India scores!
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88' Lalrokima's free kick from 20 yards misses the woodwork by a whisker!
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87' Brilliant tackle from Bikash to deny a clear opportunity for the Iraqian forward to pull ahead!

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86'- Impressive one to one passes from Lalrokima and Sailo, but the latter's terrific through forward, had too much force on it, as Iraq goalie comes off his line to collect it up!
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5 mins remaining on the clock! 
Can India upset the AFC champions?
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83' Lalrokima hits straight into the hands of the Iraq goalie. India need to make their chances count if they want to clinch this one!
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80'  Desperation rising high in the Iraq side as 3 consecutive lackluster efforts from them saw the ball fly high away into the stands, missing the target completely!
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80' Iraq earns a free kick from a dangerous position; 5 yards from the box
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Iraqian midfielder seems to have been affected after a hefty challenge from Gurkirat, and has been taken off the field in a stretcher! 
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76' Another substitution and Lalrokima is in!
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75' Throw in for Iraq 
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73' Indian forward Bhuvenesh comes in place of Harpreet! Indian coach Bibiano definitely seems to have put one foot on the accelerator.
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72' Brilliant free kick from Givson but a clumsy miss at the end as Iraq defense survives yet again!
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71' Salio earns a free kick at the left edge of the box and Givson prepares to take it.
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69' Salio cuts in after impressive movement by the Indian midfielders but his forward through was intercepted by Iraq defense!
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66'- Brilliant movement upfront by the colts!
Danu crosses it in and Givson's lob over the final Iraq defender couldn't be kept in by Harpreet, in what otherwise, could've been the most dangerous chance for the Indians in this half!
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64' End to end action!
India seems relentless on the attacking front and Iraq defense had to scramble to clear the ball, in a role reversal!
25 mins more... Can the colts clinch it?
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62' Rohit Danu in place of  Vikram Singh!
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61' Corner for Iraq but comfortably caught by Jongte, the Indian custodian.
A substitution seems likely!
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62' India seems to be relentless as Givson's free kick misses the target narrowly!
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