India take on Saudi Arabia for a place in the quarterfinals for men’s football event.© X (Twitter)
India vs Saudi Arabia Live Updates: Saudi Arabia have taken 2-0 lead over India in 51st minute of the match. Mohammed Khalil Marran provided Saudi Arabia with their first two goals of the match. On the other hand, India are trying their level best to score equalizer. The Sunil Chhetri-led side began their Asian Games 2023 journey with a 5-1 demoralising loss against China in their first Group A match but managed to comeback strong in their second game against Bangladesh with a 1-0 win. Despite drawing their final group game against Myanmar, the Indian team qualified for the pre-quarterfinals, having scored more goals than Myanmar. (Medals Tally)
Here are the LIVE Updates of India vs Saudi Arabia Match, Straight from Huanglong Sports Centre Stadium, Hangzhou:
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Marran goes off the field
After hitting two goals for his side, Mohammed Khalil Marran goes off the field. He has now been replaced by Abdullah Hadi for the rest of the match.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Saudi Arabia miss the target
Alsibyani receives the ball but fails to capitalize on the situation. Moments later, Saleh gets the ball and takes it inside India’s box but he also could not hit the target as Chinglensana Singh averts the coming danger.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Lalchungnunga gets a yellow card
India’s Lalchungnunga dribbles the ball and brings Saad Fahad Alnasser down in his attempt. The referee wastes no time and signals a yellow card.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: India make changes
After being hit for two goals in a quick succession, Team India make some changes into their lineup. Skipper Sunil Chhetri has been replaced by Ayush Chhetri while Sana Singh and Rahim Ali have also been replaced by Bryce Miranda and Azfar Noorani respectively.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: GOAL
GOAL!!! Mohammed Khalil Marran does it again and hits his second goal of the day. Saad Fahad Alnasser gets the ball and gives a beautiful pass to Marran, who then makes a run from left to right and fires a shot towards the goal. The ball comfortably goes into the net as Saudi Arabia get their second goal.
IND 0-2 KSA (57″)
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: GOAL
GOAL!!! Mohammed Khalil Marran has provided Saud Arabia with their first goal. Al-Shabat smartly outplays Rahim Ali and then passes the ball towards Marran inside the box. Marran makes no mistake and unleashes a header towards the target, which didges Dheeraj. Saudi Arabia finally take a lead.
IND 0-1 KSA (51″)
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Good save from Dheeraj
Saudi Arabia win a foul in the first few minutes of the second half. Musab takes the free-kick and fires a shot. However, the kick goes straight towards goalkeeper Dheeraj, who timely punches it away and averts the coming threat.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: We are back
Hello and welcome to the second half of the Asian Games 2023 men’s football match between India and Saudi Arabia. Both the teams tied at 0-0 in the first half and will look to break the deadlock now.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Half-time
This marks the end of the first-half of the Asian Games 2023 men’s football Round of 16 match between India and Saudi Arabia. The scores are tied at 0-0, so far.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Yellow card for Asiri
Saudi Arabia’s Haitham Mohammed Asiri is caught off-side by the referee but he still keeps on kicking the ball. The referee takes this move seriously and shows a yellow card to him.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Good work from Jhinghan
Saudi Arabia get a good chance of taking a lead as Haitham Mohammed Asiri gets the ball and beats all opponents on his way to enter the Indian box. He then passes it to Mohammed Khalil Marran but Sandesh Jhingan strikes the ball out and averts the danger.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Saudi Arabia miss the free-kick
Saudi Arabia get a free-kick after India’s Chinglensana Singh commits a foul. However, they did not to capitalize on the opportunity as Saad Fahad Alnasser and Musab Fahad Aljuwayr fail to hit the target.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Musab misses the target
Saudi Arabia’s Musab Fahad Aljuwayr gets the hold of the ball and smartly tackles Dheeraj, to enter India’s box. He then fires a shot towards the goal but it goes off the bar. Saudi Arabia miss on a good opportunity.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Good attempt by Zakaria Hawsawi
Saudi Arabia’s Zakaria Hawsawi brilliantly brings the ball inside India’s box and attempts to score. He then unleashes a shot towards the target but it goes far away from the goal. Bad luck for Saudi Arabia.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: India miss the target
India captain Sunil Chhetri gets the hold of the ball and unleashes a shot towards the target. However, the shot goes some inches away from the post. Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Ahmed Fahad Al Jubaya also makes a brilliant attempt.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: Foul by Rahim Ali
India’s Rahim Ali smartly takes the ball ahead but ends up bringing Mohammed Waheed Alshamat down. The referee wastes no time and signals foul to Rahim.
Asian Games 2023 Live Score: India making early chances
Team is displaying their attacking side from the very beginning. Sunil Chhetri and Gurkirat Singh are smartly outplaying the field and creating opportunities for India. Both the teams are trying their hard to take an early lead.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: We are underway
The Round of 16 men’s football match between India and Saudi Arabia begins. The Sunil Chhetri-led side will be kick-starting the game and will aim for a win.
India vs Saudi Arabia, Live Score: India’s journey at Asian Games
The Blue Tigers started their journey at the Asian Games with a 5-1 loss against China but won their second game against Bangladesh 1-0 and ended the group stage with a 1-1 draw against Myanmar.
Asian Games 2023 Live Score: Saudi Arabia’s Lineup
Saudi Arabia XI: (4-5-1)
Ahmed Fahad Al Jubaya (GK); Mohammed Waheed Alshamat, Rayan Mohammed Hamed, Mohammed Alyami, Zakaria Hawsawi; Faisal Abdurahman Alghamdi (C), Saad Fahad Alnasser, Awad Haidar Alnashri, Haitham Mohammed Asiri, Musab Fahad Aljuwayr; Mohammed Khalil Marran
Asian Games 2023 Live Score: India’s Lineup
India XI: (3-4-1-2)
Dheeraj Singh (GK); Lalchungnunga, Sandesh Jhingan, Chinglensana Singh; Abdul Rabeeh, Narender Gahlot, Amarjit Singh, Rahul KP; Sunil Chhetri (C); Rahim Ali, Gurkirat Singh
Substitutes: Gurmeet, Vishal Yadav, Sumit Rathi, Ayush Chhetri, Samuel James Lyngdoh, Aniket Jadhav, Vincy Barretto, Bryce Miranda, Rohit Danu, Azfar Noorani
Asian Games 2023 Live Score: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Asian Games 2023 football Round of 16 match between India and Saudi Arabia, straight from Huanglong Sports Centre Stadium, Hangzhou. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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