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India show fight before 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Iran

India defended well in the first half before they let in quick goals in the early stages of the second half.

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India went down 0-3 to Iran in 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

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India were never the favourites to win this, but the way they defended in the first half won many hearts. (Source: PTI)

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India were 0-1 down by the time first-half ended but they let in two quick goals in the early stages of the second half. (Source:

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Iran were far more superior opponent for the home side as they are ranked 40th in FIFA rankings.

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Iran coach Carlos Queiroz even went onto praise the Indian team and said they played 'aggressive' football in the first half. (Source: PTI)