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Post by arjun2761 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:12 pm

India will need to at least draw Oman or Qatar in the reverse matchs against them, then beat Bangladesh and Afghanistan to make it in with 12 points.
The math does not add up. 1 draw and 2 wins gets to 10 points. Oman, the second team in our group already has 9 points, so 10 points will not get us to second place in our group. We essentially need to beat Oman and get 2 further wins to even be in the running for 2nd place in our group. Even with our win, Oman can get wins against BAN and AFG and get to 15 points. Our chances of advancing are minimal.



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Post by jayakris » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:30 pm

Yes you're right. I miscalculated. Sometimes addition is too much math for me! 😀😀



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Post by jayakris » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:24 pm

India vs OIman is on in Muscat. Can't find any live stream, as usual. Why is it so hard to watch any Indian football outside India?

Anyway, 0-0 in the 22nd minute. Oman actually got a penalty kick early, but their guy kicked it to the crossbar!

30:00 -- Still 0-0



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Post by rajitghosh » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:29 pm

Apparently they restricted the ticket sales to the public to ensure it doesn't become a home match for India



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Post by jayakris » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:37 pm

Yes, they had 3000 seats for OMR 5 ($13) and 300 VIP seats at OMR 10 ($25) for Indians - with specific gates for entry etc. The rest of the seats are only for home guys and were free! I have never heard of ticket prices being set only for expat people at international games. So indecent!

Anyway, Oman goal in the 33rd minute. 0-1 we are behind. Muhsen Al Ghassani, who missed the penalty earlier, scored this time. Defensive breakdown that left Gurpreet with no chance, as per goal.com

Adil khan injured. Anas comes in on defense (Anas' mom passed away last week and he had to go back from Dushanbe before our AFG game. He flew back in for this game).

HALF-TIME 0-1 .... Generally, it is an even game, it seems. We are just not finishing, as usual. Have had a few chances, seemingly. (Meawhile, Qatar leading Afghanistan 1-0 in the 89th minute. And QAT wins. AFG has been better than expected, for sure)



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Post by SaniaFan » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:54 pm

Indian defense is looking shaky to me. In fact it has been for all the matches after draw with Qatar. Jhingan's absence seems to be the beggest reason for this.
Also it seems the refereeing is not very good. The penalty was harsh and also the goal was from off side position. It seems to be biased towards the home side.



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Post by jayakris » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:01 pm

Yes, Jhingan is being sorely missed. He will be out for an extended period with surgery etc, so we have to make do. Anas is good with Jhingan, but he is no superman. But our passing and attacking have really regressed under the "set-piece guru" Stimac, based on the bits and pieces I have seen of the last few matches. I wish Constantine hadn't left (or got nudged out).

61st minute - still 0-1 ... Same in the 85th min. We have wasted quite a few set pieces today.

6 minutes injury time starting. Need a miracle now.

And that's a final. India l. Oman, 0-1



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Post by arjun2761 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:46 pm

SaniaFan wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Indian defense is looking shaky to me. In fact it has been for all the matches after draw with Qatar. Jhingan's absence seems to be the beggest reason for this.
Also it seems the refereeing is not very good. The penalty was harsh and also the goal was from off side position. It seems to be biased towards the home side.
Yes, the goal was pretty clearly from an offside position as most of the attacker's body was beyond the last defender. See 2:34-35 in the video below when the goal occurs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l01o8p6ywKQ



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Re: Football: Indian National Team news ...

Post by Rajiv » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:10 pm

The Coach seems to be enjoying every second of hi stay in India, but sadly the same cannot be said about the results so far.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiat ... 2019-12-05



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