FT: India 1-2 Belarus

FT: India 1-2 Belarus

A consolation goal for India at the end but a disappointing defeat to Belarus who were the better team on the day.

90’ India 1-2 Belarus

GOOOAALLL! Sangita Basfore scores a consolation for India. But there’s no time to score another.

80’ India 0-2 Belarus

Belarus almost score a third goal. Their striker is played through behind the Indian defence but she hits the post.

76’ India 0-2 Belarus

GOOOAALLL! Indian defence at sixes and seven there as Belarus double their lead. A simple through ball and the Indian rearguard was opened up. A mountain to climb for India now.

63’ India 0-1 Belarus

GOOOAALLL! Aditi Chauhan dives the right way but the penalty is perfect as Belarus take the lead. Indian defence opened up a bit too easily in the build-up leading to a poor tackle in the penalty area.

61’ India 0-0 Belarus


59’ India 0-0 Belarus

Much better from India in the second half. They’re holding the ball a lot more and attempting to penetrate the Belarus defence.

50’ India 0-0 Belarus

Confusion in the Indian defence as Belarus put the ball in the back of the net but the linesman raises his flag for offside. India got away with it there.

46’ India 0-0 Belarus

Second half begins

HT: India 0-0 Belarus

It’s goalless at the break and India would be the happier team at the interval. It was pretty much all Belarus in that half and India thanks to some last-ditch defending remain level. Maymol Rocky’s team have carried little threat on the break after the first ten minutes.

39’ India 0-0 Belarus

Ashalata Devi has come on for Soumya as Maymol Rocky makes her first change.

28’ India 0-0 Belarus

Last-ditch defending! India in trouble at the back as Belarus camp the Indian penalty area but some brave blocks and tackles save the day. India are sitting too deep and need an outlet from this pressure

25’ India 0-0 Belarus

The pattern of the game is set. Belarus are dominating possession with India trying to hit them on the break. Not the worst strategy by India if they can exploit the vacant spaces in the Belarus defence and keep the back door shut. So far the execution of the counter-attacks hasn’t been up to the mark

13’ India 0-0 Belarus

CHANCE! Belarus miss a great opportunity to take the lead after a sustained spell of pressure. The striker was completely free at the far post as she met a deep cross but couldn’t keep her effort on target. Poor marking from India.

5’ India 0-0 Belarus

SO CLOSE! Soumya controls the ball and fires a long range effort that rattles the crossbar. India almost take the lead there. So unlucky!

1’ India 0-0 Belarus

KICK OFF! The action is underway

4:20 pm: Maymol Rocky makes two changes

India XI: Aditi (GK), Sweety, Wangkhem, S Chanu, Anju, Indumathi (C), Sangita, Dangmei, Manisha, Soumya, Pyari

4:15 pm: After Uzbekistan heartache, Rocky’s side eye a win

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