India Draw 1-1 vs Afghanistan; Progress in Asian Cup Qualifiers

The trend continued in the second half as well Afghanistan looking more likelier to take the lead. For India however, Glan Martins was putting in a huge shift in the engine room, snubbing out attack after attack.

Shortly after the break, India captain Sunil Chhetri was taken off by Stimac as they looked to ensure the clean sheet wouldn’t be in danger.

With 15 minutes to go though, India took the lead in the unlikeliest manner as Afghanistan keeper Ovays Azizi inexplicably smuggled the ball into his own net while collecting a cross from the left inside the 6-yard box.

The lead would not last too long though as India conceded 6 minutes later when Hossein Zamani placed it masterfully away from Gurpreet to find the back of the net.

While neither side managed to clinch the three points on the night in Doha, India finished third in their group.

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