Women's Football Live | India v Indonesia Women's Olympic Qualifiers Live Commentary, Score, Updates & Result

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 03, 2019 15:53 IST

India 2 (Dangmei Grace x2) - 0 Indonesia


15:53 (IST)3 APR 2019

That's it from us for now. Do join us on the 6th of April, when India play Nepal. Until then, this is Aaditya Narayan signing off. Toodle-oo

15:52 (IST)3 APR 2019

FULL-TIME: India 2-0 Indonesia

A brace  from Grace, and a comfortable win for India. They should've won by a lot more, given the number of chances they squandered, but coach Maymol Rocky will be happy with the start.

This was the easiest game in the group, so it's good that India have got it out of the way with a victory. Now, they need to push on to tougher challenges against Nepal and Myanmar - Only the top team from the group can qualify for the next round, so India need at least four points from their remaining two games, you'd think. 

15:51 (IST)3 APR 2019

90+3' PEEEEPPP!! THAT'S FULL-TIME! India are off to a winning start in Round 2 of the Olympic Qualifiers. 

15:50 (IST)3 APR 2019

90+2' Anju! That's a lovely bit of play! She's received a pass from Chanu on the chest before swiveling and volleying with her right foot. It's gone just over the bar. 

15:49 (IST)3 APR 2019

90+2' Sumithra plays a cross into the far-post area looking for Chanu, but that's over hit, and has gone behind. 

15:48 (IST)3 APR 2019

90+1' India take a short free-kick, as Sanju plays it to Indumathi, who works it to Chanu on the left flank. She skews her cross and Indonesia have a goal kick. 

15:47 (IST)3 APR 2019

90' India have a free-kick on the edge of the box, as the assistant referee signals 3 minutes of added time

15:47 (IST)3 APR 2019

89' Indumathi aims a cross towards Sanju, but it's too close to the 'keeper, who catches it. 

15:44 (IST)3 APR 2019

86' India make their final change of the game, as the excellent Sandhiya is taken off. 

ON - Ranjana Chanu
OFF - Sandhiya Ranganathan

15:42 (IST)3 APR 2019

85' That's awful goalkeeping from Linthoingambi, as she palms the corners straight into the path of an Indonesian attacker, whose shot has gone wide, when she really should have hit the target. 

15:41 (IST)3 APR 2019

84' Indonesia now have a corner, after a cross from the right flank is deflected behind by Jabamani

15:41 (IST)3 APR 2019

83' Almost for Indonesia! India are caught sleeping at the back when a cross comes in, but Jabamani Tudu comes in on the cover just in time to make a tackle, before Basfore makes the clearance. 

15:39 (IST)3 APR 2019

81' The corner comes to nothing, but India have another corner, as Sanju's attempted cross from the second phase of play hits the defender and goes behind. 

15:38 (IST)3 APR 2019

80' India have a corner, as Dalima's attempted ball to Anju is smacked behind by the defender. 

15:37 (IST)3 APR 2019

34' Dalima's cross is attacked in the box by Indumathi, but the ball never really stuck with her, and Indonesian 'keeper has an easy claim. 

15:36 (IST)3 APR 2019

78' Indumathi misses a good chance. Sanju is played through beautifully on the left flank, and she cuts the ball back to Indumathi, whose left-footed effort is harmlessly wide of the goal

15:35 (IST)3 APR 2019

77' Fourth time this half, now, that an Indonesian player has gone down with cramp

15:31 (IST)3 APR 2019

73' Dalima has gone for goal from a free-kick on the halfway line. That's high, wide and not very handsome. 

15:29 (IST)3 APR 2019

71' Indonesia have a rare sight of goal, as they break quickly on the counter-attack, but Dalima is covering, and snuffs the danger out expertly. 

15:27 (IST)3 APR 2019

69' No hat-trick from Grace tonight, as she's replaced by Anju Tamang. 

ON - Anju Tamang
OFF - Dangmei Grace

15:25 (IST)3 APR 2019


A super through-ball from Indumathi plays Sumithra through on goal. The substitute is stopped in her tracks by a combination of defender and goalkeeper, but the rebound falls straight to Grace, who has absolutely no problem tucking the ball away into the empty net. 

15:22 (IST)3 APR 2019

65' Basfore from distance! Indumathi's mazy run is stopped on the edge of the area, and Basfore is onto the second ball in a flash, and takes a shot from way out, which has gone over the bar. 

15:20 (IST)3 APR 2019

62' CONFUSION IN THE INDONESIA BOX YET AGAIN! THEY SURVIVE YET AGAIN! A through ball from Sandhiya looked to have too much on it for Indumathi, but the Indonesian 'keeper smacks her clearance at the Indian midfielder, but keeps her bearings about herself, to claim the ball on the rebound. 

15:18 (IST)3 APR 2019

60' Sandhiya with the shot this time! From the edge of the area, she gets a clean contact on her strike, but it's straight at the 'keeper, who catches easily. 

15:16 (IST)3 APR 2019

58' Dangmei Grace has missed a sitter! That really should be 2-0 to India. It's super ball from Indumathi through to Sanju on the left, and she squares a perfect ball across goal, for Grace to attack. The right winger has done everything right but for putting the ball in the back of the net. 

15:13 (IST)3 APR 2019

56' That was Ratanbala's last action of the game, as she's substituted. 

ON - Sumithra K
OFF - Ratanbala Devi

15:13 (IST)3 APR 2019

55' Ooohhhh, nearly two! Ashalata's long ball finds Ratanbala running in behind. Her shot has a little too much on it for the Indonesian 'keeper who spills it, but recovers just in time to grab it before Sanju can get her foot on it. 

15:11 (IST)3 APR 2019

53' "1 goal mein khush mat raho," is the scream from Maymol Rocky! Don't be satisfied with just one goal, she says, calling for that killer instinct!

15:10 (IST)3 APR 2019

52' Sanju's cross looks dangerous, as three Indian players are attacking it, but the Indonesian 'keeper catches it and averts any danger. 

15:09 (IST)3 APR 2019

52' India have a free-kick on the left flank, after Sanju is brought down. The winger will take the set-piece. 

15:06 (IST)3 APR 2019

51' Grace puts in a cross from the right, that Indonesia fail to clear. Sanju at the back post fouls her opponent, as she looks to head it in. 

15:03 (IST)3 APR 2019

46' India have an early corner, as Indumathi's through ball to Grace is scratched behind. 

15:03 (IST)3 APR 2019

46' PEEEPP! Indonesia get us back underway, and India gain possession straightaway. 

15:02 (IST)3 APR 2019

We're ready for the second half to begin Mandalay

14:47 (IST)3 APR 2019


India are deserved leaders. They've played good football, passed it around calmly, and had plenty of shots (mostly off target). Their rearguard has barely been threatened, with Linthoingambi Devi, not having to make a single save yet. 

Indonesia will hope to turn up their game a little more in the second half, but India too will know they can't rest on their laurels. This is the easiest game in the group, and Maymol Rocky will know her team needs to take full advantage of it. 

14:46 (IST)3 APR 2019

45' THAT'S HALF-TIME! India lead thanks to Dangmei Grace's goal midway through the half. 

14:45 (IST)3 APR 2019

45' Sanju! That's a superb mazy run from the left, as she kinks past two defenders, but her eventua; curling shot has gone high. 

14:44 (IST)3 APR 2019

44' Saved! Another inch-perfect delivery from Dalima, and Indumathi's volley is saved by the 'keeper, who does well to hang on. 

14:43 (IST)3 APR 2019

43' Basfore has a go from distance! It's deflected behind. India have a corner. 

14:41 (IST)3 APR 2019

40' The Indian bench has largely been screaming instructions for the players to keep up the intensity and speed of the passing. Maymol Rocky has demanded the team be relentless thus far!

14:38 (IST)3 APR 2019

38' Grace is in behind the defence and through on goal! But she's stopped in her tracks by the assistant's flag, which has gone up for handball, I believe. 

14:37 (IST)3 APR 2019

37' After a lull in play, India have another shot on goal. Another shot from distance. Another shot from Indumathi. High, again. 

14:32 (IST)3 APR 2019

32' Maymol Rocky is absolutely disgusted, as Sandhiya has been caught offside twice in 30 seconds. "Line dekho," she screeches to her striker!

14:28 (IST)3 APR 2019


That goal is all Sandhiya's though! 
A superb run from just about the halfway line, she beat three defenders before her shot was blocked by an Indonesian defender, straight into the path of Grace, who had no trouble tucking the ball straight into an empty net. This is no less than India deserve, for what has been a superb start thus far. 

14:26 (IST)3 APR 2019

26' Sandhiya's header is on target, but lacks the venom to go past the Indonesian 'keeper. inch-perfect delivery from the set-piece by Dalima

14:25 (IST)3 APR 2019

25' Corner for India. Low cross from the right flank by Grace, attacked by Sandhiya, but the Indonesian defender puts it behind. 

14:25 (IST)3 APR 2019

24' Another chance for India! Indonesia once again survive by the skin of their teeth! Sanju's cross from the left is met by Sandhiya at the near--post, and Grace is just about on the end of it at the far post, but the Indonesian defender gets a scrape on it, before the 'keeper holds on. 

14:23 (IST)3 APR 2019

23' Chance! Ratanbala has looked to play Sandhiya in behind and the goalkeeper hasn't caught it, with the Indian striker being the first to it, her contact on the eventual; shot is a little off, and Indonesia survive once again. 

14:20 (IST)3 APR 2019

19' Dalima with the attempt of the spectacular! It's nowhere near the quality of the strike in Nepal though, as the full-back pulls the trigger some 40 yards away from goal. It's gone wide though. 

14:18 (IST)3 APR 2019

18' Another long shot! India win the ball high up the pitch through Grace, and she plays it in to Ratanbala, who then lays it off to Basfore, whose shot is easy for the 'keeper to save. 
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