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Pakistan edge past India 2-1 in final AFC U19 qualifier

Amid the freezing cold and snowy conditions at Takhti Stadium in Tehran, Pakistan finally recorded their first win in a AFC U19 Championship qualifier after three events when they edged past eternal rivals India 2-1 yesterday, 8 November 2011.

The Group ‘C’ clash between the two sides for the 2012 AFC U19 Championship qualifiers was for nothing but pride after Pakistan and India failed to finish in top 2 spots that would have guaranteed a spot in next year’s main championship. Bilawal-ur-Rehman was the hero for Pakistan as he scored twice.

In the first half, both sides found hard to adjust to the slushy ground conditions. But Pakistan dug in and a brace from Bilawal-ur-Rehman helped them beat India 2-1. Bilawal scored his first when he headed it home in the 32nd minute, and then in the 43rd minute, he scored off a direct free-kick from outside the box.

Changing over, India pulled one back in the 55th minute when Johnnychand Singh blasted home an Anto Xavier cross from the left.

The Indians pressed hard thereafter but stayed guilty of muffing from close on three occasions – Pronoy Halder, Holicharan Narzary and Johnnychand failing to place it in with the rival goalkeeper Saqib Hanif at their mercy.

Overall, the discipline in defence and midfield which had made India stand out among all teams stayed missing in the first half and Pakistan were fast to capitalise. Pakistan too would have been cursing themselves for not taking their own chances in that game that could have decided the match much earlier.

The result left India and Pakistan both finish on 3 points from 4 games, although India finished above Pakistan in 3rd place courtesy of better goal difference. In the final group game, hosts Iran beat Uzbekistan 2-0 to top the standings.

Group C – 2012 AFC U19 Championship qualifiers

Team GP W D L GF GA +/- Pts
I.R. IRAN 4 4 0 0 14 0 14 12
UZBEKISTAN 4 3 0 1 7 4 3 9
INDIA 4 1 0 3 5 8 -3 3
PAKISTAN 4 1 0 3 3 11 -8 3
TURKMENISTAN 4 1 0 3 4 10 -6 3

AFC U19 CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 MATCH SUMMARY

Match
Date & Time
Duration
Stadium
Weather
Temp
Attendance
 80
 08-Nov-2011 03:30 PM
 90
 Takhti Stadium
 Freezy and snowfall.Very Cold
 3
 25
 PAKISTAN

White
White
White
 2
 2
1st Half
 0
 1
 INDIA

Blue
Blue
Blue
 0
2nd Half
 1
Ext. Time
Penalty Kick
No. Position Name G Y R S No. Position Name G Y R S
START LIST
 3
 DF
 AMIR SIDDIQUE
 3
 DF
 SONU
 4
 DF
 BABAR SHAHRAM
 4
 DF
 BIKRAMJIT SINGH
 46
 6
 MF
 JUNAID QADIR
 6
 DF
 AKASHDEEP SINGH
 8
 MF
 SAAD ULLAH
 90+4
 8
 MF
 PRONAY HALDER
 9
 FW
 BILAL MUHAMMAD
 88
 9
 MF
 SEHNAJ SINGH
 11
 FW
 SADDAM HUSSAIN
 11
 FW
 HOLI CHARAN NARZARY
 80
 15
 MF
 NAVEED AHMAD
 13
 FW
 MALSAWMFELA
 19
 DF
 MOHSIN ALI
 14
 DF
 NARAYAN DAS
 22
 GK
 SAQIB HANIF
 20
 MF
 JONYCHAND SINGH THOUNAOJAM
 53
 23
 MF
 BILAWAL-UR-REHMAN
 31,43
 22
 MF
 ANTO XAVIER
 84
 28
 FW
 MUHAMMAD SHER
 64
 23
 GK
 RAVI KUMAR
SUBSTITUTES
 1
 GK
 MUZAMMIL HUSSAIN
 2
 DF
 PAWAN KUMAR
 5
 DF
 MOKHUM MOHAMMAD OSMAN
 84
 64
 5
 DF
 ARIJEET SINGH
 46
 7
 DF
 MUHAMMAD RAFIQ
 7
 MF
 PRABIR DAS
 10
 FW
 AMEER HAMZA
 10
 FW
 SUMEET PASSI
 84
 80
 13
 MF
 WAHEED HAMEED
 88
 15
 DF
 GOSULA EDWIN
 14
 MF
 MUHAMMAD RIAZ
 16
 DF
 PRITAM KOTAL
 16
 MF
 NAEEM MUHAMMAD WASIF
 17
 FW
 RAJINDER KUMAR
 84
 29
 DF
 AMIR ANWAR
 90+4
 21
 GK
 GOMES ALBINO GIOVANNI
 33
 GK
 MUMTAZ TANVEER
 24
 MF
 SUNNY
 26
 GK
 MOHAMMAD MONIRUZZAMAN ANSARI
 33
 MF
 SARKAR TIRTHANKAR
NOT ELIGIBLE
 12
 MF
 FERNANDES BRANDON
NOT PLAYING
 2
 DF
 KHALID ADEEL
 12
 DF
 ARSHAD HASNIAN
 25
 MF
 BADAR QADIR
TEAM COACH TEAM MANAGER TEAM COACH TEAM MANAGER
ANWAR SHAHZAD
 HABIB MOHAMMAD
 TOAL COLM JOSEPH
 CHALIL MELAY RANJITH
DELEGATIONS
REFEREE
 MOHAMMAD MOUSA KHALAF ABU LOUM (JORDAN)
Match Commissioner
 MANIRUL ISLAM (BANGLADESH)
ASSISTANT REFEREE 1
 SHOYMARDONOV SAFARMAKHMAD (TAJIKISTAN)
Referee Inspector
 LENNIE EDWARD MCGREGOR (AUSTRALIA)
ASSISTANT REFEREE 2
 PALLIYA GURUGE PRIYANGA NAMAL (SRI LANKA)
General Coordinator
4th Official
 ALI SABAH ADDAY AL-QAYSI (IRAQ)
Media Officer

G = Goal, Y = Yellow Card, R = Red Card, S = Substitutes
PS = Penalty Shootout Made, PS- = Penalty Shootout Missed, PK = Penalty Kick, OG = Own Goal

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  • Novi-India

    Utterly disgusting result. We are habituated to lose to Under 16 and under 19 pak team. But senior will thrash Pak senior team for sure!!!

  • Talal Sabir Rana

    Apki soch hy Novi

  • Mubashar Rehman

    Good luck Pakistan.. at last we had some proud from the event

  • Mubashar Rehman

    Pak vs india 2011
    Matches India won: Men senior, women senior
    Matches pakistan won: U-14, U-16 (twice), U-19
    Comments: Mixed emotions for both nations as Pakistan promising kids and youngsters are a sign of good luck while India has definitely improved on FIFA ranking for both men and women.