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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Highlights: 10-men India lose 1-0 to Qatar

India vs Qatar Football Match, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers Highlights: 10-man India lose 0-1 to Qatar in World Cup qualifying round match

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 4, 2021 12:43:28 pm
A win on Monday will also be India's first in six years in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. (File)

60FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, India vs Qatar Football Highlights: A 10-man India defended creditably well as they suffered a 0-1 defeat to Asian champions Qatar in their World Cup qualifying round match in Doha on Thursday. Abdel Aziz scored in the 33rd minute in a match completely dominated by the Qataris. The two sides had played out a goal-less draw in their first leg match here in September 2019.

India played with 10 men from the 17th minute onwards after defender Rahul Bheke was red carded after a second booking. He had earlier received a yellow card in the ninth minute.

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India vs Qatar, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Highlights:

00:31 (IST)04 Jun 2021
Full Time : India 0-1 Qatar

Abdulaziz Hatem's first-half strike was enough for Qatar to register a 1-0 win against a 10-man India. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu the hero for the Blue Tigers who will take plenty of positives despite the loss. Brilliant defensive display by the men in blue. 

00:19 (IST)04 Jun 2021
87' GSS stands tall

Qatar hit the woodwork and India survive. Another wicked shoot from Abdul Salam went straight to the hands of GSS. Can they conjure up a chance at the other end? 

00:16 (IST)04 Jun 2021
Double Substitution for India

Double substitution for Team India. Jersey number 7, Sahal Abdul Samad and Jersey number 17, Liston Colaco coming in for Jersey 22, Ashique and Jersey 21, Suresh. India have made all their 5 transfers available.

00:11 (IST)04 Jun 2021
78' Yellow card

Yellow card for Qatar's Jersey number 19 Almoez Ali for a rash foul on Suresh. 

00:09 (IST)04 Jun 2021
75' Stimac visibly angry at the referee

Qatar seems happy with the one goal lead, not putting that much pressure on India any more. Indian manager Igor Stimac mockingly gestures at the referee.. He is not happy with the referee's decisions in this match. Words exchanged between Stimac and the referee. Things heating up

00:07 (IST)04 Jun 2021
Substitution: Akash Mishra in, Bipin Singh Out

That's the third change of the match for team India.Jersey number 19 Akash Mishra coming in for Jersey number 12, Bipin Singh

00:00 (IST)04 Jun 2021
Substitution: Apuia in, Martins out

Substitution for India as Jersey number 16, Apuia comes on for Jersey number 8, Glen Martins, who has been the standout player for India tonight. Glan's impressive debut comes to an end as Apuia replaces him to add fresh legs in the middle of the park. 

23:57 (IST)03 Jun 2021
60' Long range shots by Qatar

Another shot from outside the box. This time by Boualem Khoukhi. The power is there but it lacks accuracy. Gurpreet sees it and lets it go. Qatar players are not giving up on their long range hits. Earlier, Almoez Ali plays a one two and tries an audacious one but ends up being a weak shot.

23:45 (IST)03 Jun 2021
53' Gurpreet vs Qatar

Another great save by Gurpreet early in the second half. Mohammed Muntari had shot from close range but Gurpreet managed to react in a fraction of a second to keep it out. Qatar's left back Abdel Karim Hassan has already had 9 shots in this match..highest than any other player on the pitch.. 2 of the 9 were on targets, and both amazingly saved by Gurpreet. 

23:43 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Substitution: Chhetri out, Udanta in

Second half kicks in with Sunil Chhetri getting off and being replaced by Udanta Singh. Sandesh Jhingan takes on the captaincy band for India. 

23:38 (IST)03 Jun 2021
47' Block by Gurpreet

Qatar beginning the second half like they started with the first one, taking the most chances, this one a shot from close range. Kareem plays a give and go before skipping past Subhasish, but Gurpreet makes himself big to block the effort from a tight angle. 

23:23 (IST)03 Jun 2021
Half-time: India 0-1 Qatar

After being reduced to 10-men, India go into the half-time trailing by one goal. Another great save from Gurpreet to keep the score at 0-1 as the half comes to a close. Abdel Aziz' goal the difference at the break.

23:18 (IST)03 Jun 2021
41' Chance for India

Ashique Kuruniyan makes a good run down the Qatar defence but as soon as he made his way close to the penalty box he is eased off the ball. Later, Manvir Singh's amazing footwork and shoot blocked by Qatari defense. Another big chance for Team India. 

23:11 (IST)03 Jun 2021
37' SAVE

Good catch from Gurpreet. The ball from the left is a good one but the Indian goalkeeper is up to the task.  Leaps up for a mid-air collection as Qatar, who have enjoyed over 70% possession so far, move in to pile up the scoreline. Almost the entire Indian side is defending now. 

23:08 (IST)03 Jun 2021
34' GOAL

GOAL! Qatar break the deadlock, Abdel Aziz Hatim gets the ball past Gurpreet Sandhu to take 1-0 lead against 10-men after 30 minutes. Abdel Aziz manages to get a shot away through a sea of bodies beating Gurpreet from close range. India conceded after defenders were unable to clear the ball in the box. 

23:02 (IST)03 Jun 2021
28' India miss

What a miss! That could have been 10-men India's golden chance of taking the lead in the match against Qatar. Ashique with a brilliant early cross finds Manvir Singh who almost gets a toe on the end of a cross.

22:56 (IST)03 Jun 2021
21' Offside

Subhashish Bose tries a through ball, but Sunil Chhetri is caught offside. Qatar are starting to look frustrated. Yusuf Abdulrisag has been the stand out player for Qatar so far with three chances already created. India need to stay alert.

22:52 (IST)03 Jun 2021
17' RED CARD

RED CARD! India are down to ten men after Rahul Bheke gets his second yellow within 10 minutes for a deliberate handball. Things looking tricky for the men in blue. Long night for Gurpreet Sandhu ahead.

22:48 (IST)03 Jun 2021
15' Chance for Qatar

First quarter of an hour gone. Resilient performance so far at the back and middle of the park. Abdulaziz skies a cutback from the edge of the area. Qatar managed to get behind India there and it was a good chance for the Asian champions. 

22:45 (IST)03 Jun 2021
10' Yellow card

Rahul Bheke picks up an early booking for a foul in the middle of the park, a rather clumsy challenge. Penalty appeal by Qatar once again, denied by the referee.

India: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh, Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose, Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Lalengmawia Ralte, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Mohammad, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Ishan Pandita, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh.

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