YOUM-E-PAKISTAN MUBARAK TO ALL!
Welcome to FPDC Text Coverage of today’s game between Pakistan and India.
Because of no broadcast of the game between Pakistan and India today in 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers Group B, at MBJP Stadium in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, we have to rely on live text and score updates. Match kicks off at 1 PM PST (GMT+5). Even Indian tv is not broadcasting the game.
Pak Team line-up:
Amir Gul (GK); Faisal Iqbal, Zesh Rehman, Samar Ishaq (C), Manzoor Ahmed; Muhammad Adil, Syed Arif Hussain, Adnan Ahmed, Atif Bashir; Arif Mehmood, Rizwan Asif
Indian team line-up:
01-Subrata Paul (GK), 02-Govin Singh,19-Gourmangi Singh,03-N.S.Manju, 05-Anwar, 23-Steven Dias, 04-Rakesh Masih, 29-Jagpreet Singh, 22-Syed Rahim Nabi ,11-Sunil Chhetri (Capt.), 12-Jeje Lalpekhulua
1st half has begun!
India have started brightly. Putting some neat moves in but Pak defence holding on so far. 30 minutes played and still 0-0. India going close a few times, and Adnan Ahmed narrowly missing with his free-kick.
33′: PAKISTAN HAVE SCORED! ARIF MEHMOOD!
India have been stunned with this goal. It was against the run of play. Mistake by Indian defender Anwar in clearing the ball and Pakistan pounced.
India again on the attack. The midfield has gone into higher gear as they look to equalise before the end of 1st half. Still 1-0 with 5 minutes left.
Half Time: Pakistan lead 1-0 against eternal rivals India.
India have been the more prevailing side in terms of possession and going forward, but Pakistan’s defence looks very resolute today.
The return of Manzoor Ahmed from suspension certainly helped with Muhammad Adil being shifted back to his preferable position in central midfield rather than as make-shift left back against Turkmenistan. Muhammad Omer injured his groin in previous game, so Amir Gul is back in goal, and he looks good so.
Pakistan did the important thing with scoring the goal. Pakistan should not rest just yet as India will look to strike back with ferocity in 2nd half.
2nd half will come soon. Pakistan must look to hold tight at the back, and hit India on the counter attack. We need to score more goals with this victory to give us a chance to qualify for next round.
As expected, India are on the attack. Winning two successive corners with 5 minutes played of the 2nd half.
Pakistan still holding on to their narrow 1-0 lead. They must try to contain the likes of Chhetri and Jeje if they want to break forward and increase the lead.
Little over 30 minutes left in the game as India look to introduce substitutes to improve their chances against our resolute defence.
67′: India have earned a deserving equaliser! 1-1 the scoreline. Pakistan had been under pressure for last few minutes!
Great stuff by Indian star Jeje as he finally breaches Pakistan’s defence. 1-1 it remains with less than 15 minutes remaining now. Can Pakistan hold on??
So far, India has managed to win 7 corners in the game. Wonder how many Pakistan managed to get…1-1 it remains.
Pakistan break on the fast counter, confusing the Indian defence, but goalkeeper Subrata Paul has to concede a corner kick to Pakistan.
Less than 6 minutes remain. Can Pakistan stun India again today and score the winner?? Maybe earn a penalty or something.
Stoppage time: India takes the lead! Pakistani hearts are broken! 2-1. Steven Dias scores.
Young Indian sensation Jeje Lalpekhlua scores again today! India finish the game 3-1. Good bye Challenge Cup!
Just shows how far India has progressed and how stagnant we are in our football!
India were the better side this entire game. Had more possession, more attacks, more chances, and more guts. Pakistan had their brief moments but failed to deal with the Bhangra Boys. The Green Kickers have been out-kicked and out-danced!