India have been handed a actuality examine once they misplaced towards hosts United Arab Emirates attributable to their poor ending within the earlier group stage match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019. Nonetheless, on Monday, the 97th-ranked India may have an opportunity to e book their maiden knock-out spherical berth within the continent’s showpiece occasion once they play Bahrain in Sharjah. A win towards the West Asian facet, presently ranked 113, will guarantee India’s qualification to the Spherical of 16 for the primary time within the event after failed makes an attempt in 1984 and 2011. India’s talisman Sunil Chhetri will equal former captain Bhaichung Bhutia’s report of highest appearances for the nation at 107 every on Monday. India had completed runners-up within the 1964 version in Israel however that event was performed in a round-robin format comprising 4 international locations with the winners being selected the premise of factors collected within the league.

Reside Soccer Rating Updates Between India vs Bahrain, 2019 AFC Asian Cup from Sharjah.

22:00 IST: Bold strike! Jamal Rashed goes for glory from an extended distance.

22:01 IST: Nook kick for Bahrain! India neutralizes the menace safely.

22:00 IST: 30 minutes of play over. India 0, Bahrain -0. 

21:58 IST: Probability to attain the opening objective for India missed. An fascinating assault from the left flank goes in useless.

21:55 IST: Bahrain have dedicated three fouls up to now. Alternatively, India have only one foul to their title.

21:54 IST: Free kick for India! The ball lands safely into the gloves of the Bahrainian goalie.

21:50 IST: Good cross cross for India! Udanta Singh crossed the ball in direction of Sunil Chhetri however the ball went previous Chhetri earlier than he might slide in.

21:47 IST: Bahrain have gone previous the group stage solely as soon as in 2004 which was the “golden era” for the Center-East nation. 

21:44 IST: One more off-side for Bahrain. It is for the third time now that Bahrain have breached Indian territory in a rush.

21:42 IST: Probability for India! However the Bahrainian goal-keeper holds the ball simply. Pritam Kotal comes up with a fragile cross from the suitable flank. However Ashique might solely discover the goal-keeper’s fingers via a header.

21:40 IST: That is the second time that Bahrain have dedicated an off-side.

21:38 IST: In the meantime, within the different match, UAE take an early lead towards Thailand. Ali Mabkhout scored within the seventh minute. 

21:34 IST: Substitution for India inside two minutes as Anas  India Undergo Early Blow, Anas Edathodika is substituted by Salam Ranjan Singh. 

21:33 IST: Free-kick! And an opportunity goes missed because the ball lofts over the Bahrain objective submit.

21:30 IST: Kick-off! The match begins.

21:27 IST: India are going into the match with a 4-4-2 formation.

21:25 IST: Previous to the match, Indian coach Stephen Constantine stated, “We’re coming right here to win the sport. Now we have executed effectively within the final two matches and we have to win immediately”.

21:22 IST: Gamers from each the groups come out from the tunnel. We’re all set for the nationwide anthems of each the nations.

21:20 IST: India goes into this significant match with one change. Defensive mid-fielder Rowllin Borges is available in for heart mid-fielder Anirudh Thapa.

21:15 IST: The gamers have arrived on the venue.

21:10 IST: Mid-fielder Pronay Halder will lead India in immediately’s match.

21:08 IST: Head-to-head! India have gained only one match towards Bahrain in seven matches performed up to now between the 2 international locations. India misplaced 2-5 to Bahrain precisely eight years in the past on this date in 2011.

21:00 IST: Coach Stephen Constantine had fielded the identical beginning eleven in each towards Thailand and UAE in a 4-4-2 formation. 

20:55 IST: If each Thailand and India lose their matches on Monday, India will finish at third as they defeated the ‘Conflict Elephants’ 4-1 of their opening match.

20:50 IST: Within the different match, Thailand will tackle the hosts United Arab Emirates.

20:46 IST: Listed here are the line-ups for the 2 groups.

20:40 IST: Sunil Chhetri is about to equal former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia’s report of highest appearances for the nation.

20:30 IST: Permutations and combos! That is how India can qualify for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 knock-out stage for the primary time of their historical past.

20:03 IST: Howdy and welcome to the reside commentary of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 match between India and Bahrain

There was not a single knock-out match in that version. However even a defeat on Monday should see India (three factors from 2 matches) via to the knock-out rounds as one of many 4 third-placed groups if hosts United Arab Emirates (Four from 2 matches) beat Thailand (three from 2 matches) in Al Ain within the different Group A match to be performed concurrently.

4 third-placed sides from the six teams of 4 staff every may even advance to the knock-out rounds, together with the highest two international locations. Below the competitors guidelines of the Asian Cup, if two groups finish their group stage engagements on equal factors, the rating shall be determined first on the premise of face to face outcome.

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