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India vs Myanmar AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: India 2-2 Myanmar at full-time

India were held to a 2-2 draw by Myanmar in their AFC Asian Cup Qualifier match in Goa on Tuesday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 14, 2017 10:02:06 pm
India football team vs Myanmar captain Sunil Chhetri India drew the match 2-2 against Myanmar.

India were held to a 2-2 draw by Myanmar in their AFC Asian Cup Qualifier game in Goa. India conceded in the 13th second of the game before Sunil Chhetri converted a penalty to level the game in the 13th minute. But another terrific effort from Myanmar in the 19th minute gave them the lead again. The scored remained 2-1 in Myanmar’s favour at half-time. India need a delightful effort from Jeje to level in the 68th minute. India got more chances towards the end of the match but they failed to convert them. India are no unbeaten in their last 13 international games. This match was a dead-rubber for them as they have already secured qualification for the AFC Asian Cup which will be held in 2018.

India vs Myanmar AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: As it happened

FULL-TIME! It ends India 2-2 Myanmar. India remain unbeaten for 13 international games. This was a game that India would have liked to win and they had a few chances to win it as well. But the goal in the 13th second of the match may have hurt India’s chance.

90+2′ Chhetri’s lob over the keeper but it goes over the bar as well. That was so close to being the winner for India.

86′ GOAL! But it is disallowed. Referee says no direct goal. It was brilliant kick from Chhetri but no goal. It’s still India 2-2 Myanmar

85′ A free kick for India inside the Myanmar box. Can India get the winner here. Sunil Chhetri steps up to take it. Big chance!

80′ Corner for Myanmar but Gurpreet collects it before anyone can make a move on it. Another chance for Myanmar gone. India 2-2 Myanmar

71′ Myanmar with a series of attacks. Indian defenders not doing their best to keep them away. Tough day in office for them so far

68′ GOAL! Jeje has levelled it for India. 2-2 in Goa. A brilliant left foot strike just wide of the diving keeper towards the far post. Grounded one.

57′ Close for India! A header from Chhetri is just wide of the post. It was a brilliant chance for India but the captain could not covert it

47′ A slow start to the second half for both teams. India need to be better than their first half to equalise in this half. They trail 1-2

45′ Not the expected scoreline but it’s India 1-2 Myanmar at half-time. Myanmar scored in the 13th second of the match before India eqalisied through Chhetri penalty. Myanmar once again took the lead in the 19th minute.

45′ Sunil Chhetri with a run and gets inside the box. Takes the shot from left corner but it is just wide! Chhetri unhappy with himself. It was close

41′ Another close chance for India! Udanta was with the ball and entered the box but falls after passing to Chhetri. He could not hit it in time and  the ball is given away

40′ Close call for India again! Free kick which is shot in and it finds Sandesh inside the box but he heads it over. So close for India

37′ India controlling the pace of the game now. A couple of attacks but Myanmar defence in unpenetrable for the moment. India need to find the equalisier quickly

35′ Free kick for Myanmar which is a good one but Gurpreet Singh is alert and saved it. Throw-in to Myanmar. India still trailing 1-2 against Myanmar

31′ India wanted a penalty as Sunil Chhetri is brought down inside the box again but the referee says no. Not the best of tackles but no penalty there

30′ CLOSE! Chhetri puts the ball for Germanpreet Singh but his powerful shot is blocked and deflected by a defender. Corner for India which is shot in. Sandesh’s header is saved by the keeper!

27′ A good move from India as they go inside the area but the two Indian players are outnumbered by the Myanmar defenders. The keeper also makes a decent effort to keep the ball away

19′ GOAL! Myanmar take the lead again! What a match we have had so far. A low shot that is past the Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet. India 1-2 Myanmar

13′ GOAL! India level after Sunil Chhetri converts the penalty! He is as calm as you like. Brilliant, powerful ground shot into the right low corner

12′ A close chance for India but Myanmar goalkeeper and defence is alert. He comes out to punch the ball away before the defence sees it off. But India on the attack. It is a penalty! Chhetri is brought down inside the box

05′ A free kick for India after foul on Udanta. Jeje connects the header but there is no power and Myanmar goalkeeper collects it with ease

02′ A stunning start this from Myanmar. They were on the attack for the second time in two minutes. A lapse in India’s defence and thanks to Gurpreet’s brilliant save that India aren’t two down

01′ Whoa! Myanmar have scored a goal! What a start to this game. India are trailing in the first minute itself. A stunning start for Myanmar

07:50 pm IST: Time for the national anthems of both teams. First will be of Myanmar followed by India’s national anthem. Just moments away from the match

07:15 pm IST: India’s line up for this match are: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Udanta Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Germanpreet Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua

07:00 pm IST: India have already secured their berth in next year’s AFC Asian Cup but this game against Myanmar will be a good practice for the squad. India are unbeaten in their last 12 international games.

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