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India faces Afghanistan in their second match in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers in Kolkata. Follow this space for all the live updates.

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FULLTIME!

What a last 10 minutes we had! Full-time at the Salt Lake, AFG 1-2 IND

90+1′ UFFFFFFFFFFF!

Sahal restores India’s Lead with probably his first touch of the night. AFG 1-2 IND

88′ THAT. WAS. QUICK!

Afghanistan equalised through Zubayr Amiri. Clean header, no chance for Gurpreet at the near post. AFG 1-1 IND

85′ CHEEETTRRIIIIII

Number 83 from The GREAT Sunil Chhetri! A brilliant freekick curled around the wall! AFG 0-1 IND

83′ Constant pressure

Constant pressure from Afghanistan. AFG 0-0 IND

72′ Zazai

Zazai comes on the pitch and tries to make an instant impact. But the long ranger had no power at all. AFG 0-0 IND

70′ Ashiqueeee

Ashique Kuruniyan launches a rocket, agonisingly misses the target. AFG 0-0 IND

68′ Booking

Amir finally gets into the books of the referee. AFG 0-0 IND

68′ Substituiton

Glan Martins replaces Jeakson, who might have taken a nudge. AFG 0-0 IND

63′ Miss

Haydary misses a sitter. Easiest chance of the night so far but gets it horribly wrong. AFG 0-0 IND

61′ Solid defending

Solid display of defending by Afghanistan, keeps the scores level. AFG 0-0 IND

55′ Route-One

Route-One for the Afghans as the defence sends a long ball through forward. Sandesh Jhingan clears. AFG 0-0 IND

50′ CLOSEE!

Chhetri’s header edges past the upright. How did that miss? AFG 0-0 IND

49′ Attack

Afghans on the attack! AFG 0-0 IND

46′ We are back

Live-action is back at the Salt Lake. AFG 0-0 IND

Stats

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Stats from the first half.

HALFTIME

What a first half we had! AFG 0-0 IND

45′ Chhetri!

Sunil Chhetri tries an acrobatic attempt but fails to connect properly. AFG 0-0 IND

44′ Freekick

Sunil Chhetri takes the freekick, hits the wall. He gets the rebound and he hits that to the wall as well. AFG 0-0 IND

38′ Corners

Yet another string of Corners for India. 8th one to be exact. But yields no result. AFG 0-0 IND

35′ Substitution

Forced Substitution. Omid Popalzay replaces injured Sharif. AFG 0-0 IND

31′ Injury

Sharif Mukhammad suffers a hamstring injury. AFG 0-0 IND

27′ Cooling break

Temperatures reached boiling point, not in the weather but on the pitch. A cooling break was absolutely necessary. AFG 0-0 IND

24′ Booking

Farshad Noor becomes the first player to go to the referee’s book. AFG 0-0 IND

21′ Afghans on the frontfoot

Afghanistan applies constant pressure on India and wins two corners. However, Couldn’t make anything out of it. AFG 0-0 IND

15′ Corner

5th corner already for India. Jeakson connects but fails to keep it on target. AFG 0-0 IND

12′ Freekick

Colaco fancies a chance from a 35-yard freekick. But the ball goes well far from the target. AFG 0-0 IND

9′ Offside

Sunil Chhetri flagged offside from a long ball. However, it wasn’t a dangerous situation. AFG 0-0 IND

6′ End-to-end action!

What a start to the game! End-to-end stuff. AFG 0-0 IND

3′ Timewaste

Unnecessary timewasting from the away side. AFG 0-0 IND

1′ Kickoff

Kickoff at the Salt Lake! AFG 0-0 IND

Starting Lineups

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Afghanistan vs India: Preview

India faces Afghanistan in their second match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers at the Salt Lake on Saturday. The Blue Tigers won their opening game against Cambodia and will be full-on confidence levels ahead of the game

Ahead of the kickoff, India’s headcoach termed the Afghans as tough opponents. “Afghanistan players are physically solid,” he said. “Positioning will be the key, and good reading of the game will be crucial. We need to keep tight lines and win more duels. We need to be clever,” the Croatian stressed.

His rival counterpart Anoush Dastgir, Head Coach, Afghanistan National Team, mentioned, “It’s a do or die for us tomorrow against India.

We need to learn from our mistakes. We have watched India and are preparing for them. Both teams know each other well. We expect a great game,” Anoush Dastgir commented. “Indian Football has been doing well in the last few years. The league structure here in India is very good.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was also present in the press meet ahead of the game. The keeper pronounced, “The aim is to keep a clean sheet. That’s the price for any time – getting three goals, and not conceding any goal. We need to replicate that against Afghanistan.

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