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India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games highlights: Marran scores stunning brace as Chhetri and Co. bow out of Asiad

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 highlights: Sunil Chhetri and Co. suffered a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 phase.
Indian player Sunil Chhetri reacts after missing a kick
Indian player Sunil Chhetri reacts after missing a kick

India vs Saudi Arabia football match, Asian Games 2023 highlights: All eyes were on Sunil Chhetri and Co. as the Blue Tigers squared off against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 phase of the Asian Games 2023 at the Huanglong Sports Centre Stadium on Thursday. Ranked 57 in the FIFA ranking, Saudi Arabia defeated India 2-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the Asian Games encounter. Saudi Arabia's Marran scored a brace in the second half to confirm India's exit from the men's football event in Hangzhou. Under Chhetri's leadership, India entered the business end of the men's football event at the Asian Games after playing out a 1-1 draw with Myanmar in the group stage....Read More

Veteran striker Chhetri netted the opener for India which was later cancelled out by Kyaw Htwe in the 74th minute of the low-scoring encounter. After picking up four points in Group A, Chhetri's Team India had to upstage Myanmar on account of goals scored to enter the round of 16 phase of the tournament. Before defeating India in the knockout tie of the Asian Games, Saudi Arabia recorded two wins and a draw (against Iran) in Group B.

Key highlights:

Head coach Stimac opted to replace Chhetri in the 62nd minute.

Saudi Arabia's Marran completed his brace in the 57th minute.

Marran scored the first goal of the match in the 51st minute.

India played out an impressive first half against Saudi Arabia.

Captain Sunil Chhetri fired India's first shot on goal in the 14th minute.

Saudi Arabia hit the crossbar in the 22nd minute.

Sunil Chhetri captained India in its first pre-quarterfinal in 13 years.

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Sep 28, 2023 6:55 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score and updates: Full time! Chhetri and Co. bow out of Asian Games

An impressive campaign for the Blue Tigers in Hangzhou. Chhetri's Team India suffered a 2-0 defeat in the round of 16 phase of the Asian Games to bow out of the men's competition. Marran scored a brace in the second half to earn Saudi Arabia a 2-0 win over the Blue Tigers.

Sep 28, 2023 6:52 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score and updates: Into the final minutes of added time!

Saudi Arabia are in the driving seat. The Asian giants scored two goals inside the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half to stun India after a goalless 1st half.

Sep 28, 2023 6:48 PM IST

Saudi Arabia vs India, Asian Games round of 16 live: Can India salvage some pride after Chhetri's exit?

Only five minutes of regulation time remain in the round of 16 contest between India and Saudi Arabia. Bryce Miranda and Rahul KP teamed up to score India's opener but the on-target shot was saved by the Saudi keeper. Can India salvage some pride in the 2nd half?

85 min | India 0 - 2 Saudi Arabia

Sep 28, 2023 6:41 PM IST

Saudi Arabia vs India, football match Asian Games live score: Sunil Chhetri is off!

With Saudi Arabia dominating the second half of the contest, head coach Stimac has finally decided to replace veteran forward Chhetri. The Indian captain, Sana Singh and Rahim Ali have been replaced by Ayush Chhetri, Bryce Miranda and Azfar Noorani. Saudi Arabia have also made some changes as Zakari and Alshabat have been named replacements of Aloyayri and Alsibyani in the second half.

Sep 28, 2023 6:37 PM IST

Saudi Arabia vs India, football match Asian Games live score: Did you know?

Superstar Marran plays for Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr side in the Saudi League. He has been the difference-maker in the round of clash with his second-half brace for the Green Falcons. Saudi Arabia are on the verge of entering the quarter-finals of the Asian Games. We are heading into the final 10 minutes of the match.

80 min | India 0 - 2 Saudi Arabia

Sep 28, 2023 6:31 PM IST

Saudi Arabia vs India, football match Asian Games live score: Up and over goes Musab!

A below-par effort by Musab after Saudi Arabia were awarded a freekick from a goal-scoring position. He is disappointed with the effort. India have lost the ball again! Faisal, who is leading the Green Falcons, tried the spectacular but his shot was well wide.

73 min | India 0 - 2 Saudi Arabia

Sep 28, 2023 6:28 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games live: All three changes made by India

Bryce Miranda, Ayush Dev Chhetri and Azfar Noorani have joined the Indian lineup after Saudi Arabia extended its lead to 2 goals in the second half. The troika of Blue Tigers has replaced Rahim Ali, Chinglensana Singh and Abdul Rabeeh.

Sep 28, 2023 6:25 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games live score: Sunil Chhetri coming off?

There was some confusion as Indian captain Chhetri was seen removing his captain's armband when head coach Stimac opted to introduce some fresh legs after Saudi Arabia slotted two quick goals in the second half. However, Chhetri is still on the pitch and the milestone man of the Blue Tigers is giving his all against Saudi Arabia!

Sep 28, 2023 6:18 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score and updates: Another one for Saudi Arabia!

Take a bow, Marran! After a sublime touch which outsmarted the goalkeeper, he followed it up with finish of a top striker. The No.10 of Saudi Arabia is on a hat-trick! Saudi Arabia are leading 2-0 in the second half. India need to make some changes! It's a knockout game after all.

Sep 28, 2023 6:11 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games live updates: Goal! Saudi Arabia have opened the scoring!

A teasing ball and a brilliant header as Dhiraj is finally beaten. Marran, who is Saudi Arabia’s top-scorer, has headed the first goal of the contest. The Green Falcons strike first with Marran's Ronaldo-esque header!

Sep 28, 2023 6:05 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games live: 2nd half is underway!

We are off for the final 45 of the round of 16 clash between India and Saudi Arabia. India have a set-piece to defend!

Sep 28, 2023 6:01 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games live: Chhetri and Co. frustrate Argentina-conquerors in 1st half

Talisman Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Argentina in the first half with a penalty against Saudi Arabia in the Group C clash of the FIFA World Cup 2022. However, Saleh Alshehri scored the equaliser for Saudi Arabia in the 48th minute before Salem Aldawsari fired a thunderous strike to break Argentinian hearts at the grandest stage of them all. Saudi Arabia were goalless against Argentina in the first half. They have achieved the same scoreline in the first half against India at the Asian Games. The Blue Tigers will have to put up a similar performance in the second half to stand a chance to upstage the Argentina-conquerors!

Sep 28, 2023 5:50 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, men's football match Asian Games 2023 live score: Half-time!

Head coach Stimac will be pleased to see Chhetri’s Team India not conceding a goal in the first half. Saudi Arabia came close when they hit the crossbar. However, goalkeeper Dheeraj has made sure that Team India remains in the hunt to seal a place in the quarters. No goal but so much to look forward to in the next 45!

Sep 28, 2023 5:46 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score and updates: Onus on Chhetri

Possession lost! Chhetri wanted the return pass - Stimac would love to see the Indian captain getting more on the goal in the second half as we are moments away from the referee's whistle. Team India is on the ball as they start over again. Another shot gets blocked! India have been a bit sloppy in the midfield.

44 min | India 0 - 0 Saudi Arabia

Sep 28, 2023 5:42 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score and updates: More bookings!

India’s No.2 Gurkirat has been booked after back-to-back fouls. He is the second player from India to earn a yellow card in the first half. Goalkeeper Dheeraj makes another save as we are yet to see an opening goal in the first half. Another yellow! Saudi Arabia’s Asiri shoots the ball into the stands after the offside flag was up. He is booked!

42 min | India 0 - 0 Saudi Arabia

Sep 28, 2023 5:38 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score and updates: Chhetri teams up with Rahim

After Chinglensana Singh received a yellow card - the first booking of the game, Musab almost converted a free-kick for Saudi Arabia with his curling effort. Chhetri teams up with Rahim to launch an attack.

36 min | India 0 - 0 Saudi Arabia

Sep 28, 2023 5:32 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score and updates: Can Saudi Arabia score from close range?

A defensive masterclass is the way forward for India. Every Indian player is joining defenders in foiling Saudi Arabia's bid to score. A darting run from Saudi Arabia's Zakaria and we have the first booking! Saudi Arabia came close to net the opener from the freekick. A goalkick in the end.

Sep 28, 2023 5:24 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live updates: Crossbar to the rescue!

Stopper Dheeraj was beaten as Saudi Arabia almost scored the opener with its third long-range attempt. Team India got lucky! Indian goalkeeper Dheeraj will have to put up a show to prevent Saudi strikers from netting the opener in the first half. Meanwhile. India have lost the ball again!

25 min | India 0 - 0 Saudi Arabia

Sep 28, 2023 5:21 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score: Another shot on goal for Saudi Arabia!

Great pace and a beautiful turn inside the box. Saudi Arabia regain the ball after the clearance. Another long shot, another goal kick for India.

21 min | India 0 - 0 Saudi Arabia

Sep 28, 2023 5:18 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games live score and updates: A set-piece for India!

Abdul takes the corner and Chhetri tries to set up Sandesh. Keeper has the ball now! Overall. It was a well-worked corner for India. The Blue Tigers are keeping Saudi defenders under the pump. Can India score first?

Sep 28, 2023 5:15 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score and updates: What a hit! Chhetri on the attack

Rahul KP lost the ball and Saudi Arabia almost cashed in on the school-boy error. A venomous shot on goal which was narrowly wide - India survives! Chhetri is on the ball now and the India captain has registered his side's first shot on goal. A simple save from the Saudi stopper!

Sep 28, 2023 5:10 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score: Offside!

Off side! The early bid was thwarted by India, who are keen on dominating possession. Rahul gets a good one-two but the Saudi defence has blocked India's counter. Goalless in the first 8 minutes of the game.

8 min | India 0 - 0 Saudi Arabia

Sep 28, 2023 5:05 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score: Fight for early possession is on!

India enjoying early possession against the mighty Saudi Arabia. Thanks to some hard pressing, India struggled to play the ball out of defence. Saudi Arabia regain possession!

Sep 28, 2023 5:01 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score and updates: Kick-off!

We are off! India's match against Saudi Arabia is underway. It's Team India, who gets the ball rolling in the first half as the Men In Blue are playing from left to right while Saudi Arabia are attacking from the other end.

Sep 28, 2023 4:57 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score: Here's all you need to know about India's Round of 16 tie

India will meet Saudi Arabia in the knockout stage of the Asian Games at the Xiaoshan Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou. Match starts at 5:00 pm IST. The men's football team match has a live telecast on Sony Sports Network and fans can live stream the game on SonyLiv app and website.

Sep 28, 2023 4:44 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live: 'Chhetri not listening to his coach'

Showing no signs of slowing down, veteran forward and captain Sunil Chhetri has played in all three games of the Asian Games. Chhetri has netted two goals for India in the ongoing competition. Talking about celebrated footballer ahead of the showdown clash, Stimac joked that the Indian skipper is not listening to his coach. "He (Chhetri) is not listening to his coach. I wanted to take him out in the 60th minute but he does not want to come out," Stimac said.

Sep 28, 2023 4:33 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live: India's starting XI against mighty Saudi Arabia

Stimac has opted for a 3-4-1-2 formation for the upcoming match against Saudi Arabia at the Asian Games. The likes of Gurmeet, Vishal Yadav, Sumit Rathi, Ayush Chhetri, Samuel James Lyngdoh, Aniket Jadhav, Vincy Barretto, Bryce Miranda, Rohit Danu, Azfar Noorani are starting on the bench.

Sep 28, 2023 4:26 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia football match, Asian Games 2023 live score: What happened when India last played in Round of 16 of Asian Games

India squared off against Japan in the round of 16 phase of the Asian Games in 2010. With Joaquim Abranches leading the Blue Tigers, the men's team suffered defeats in their first two games against Kuwait and Qatar. However, India sealed its berth for the knockout stage after a 4-1 win over Singapore. India were outplayed Japan, who outclassed the Blue Tigers 5-0 in the round of 16 phase.

Sep 28, 2023 4:16 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia football match, Asian Games 2023 live updates: Did you know?

All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced a 22-member squad which was cut to 17 after Indian clubs reportedly raised their concerns over releasing players for the Asian Games. Senior players Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Sandesh Jhingan were left out of the second list. However, goal machine Chhetri was retained in Stimac's Indian side for the Asian Games. Later, star defender Jhingan was also added to India's squad. India have also included Chinglensana Singh, Lalchungnunga and Deepak Tangri in its Asian Games squad.

A look at full squad of Indian men’s football team for Asian Games:

Goalkeepers: Gurmeet Singh, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem.

Defenders: Sumit Rathi, Narender Gahlot, Deepak Tangri, Sandesh Jhingan, Chinglensana Singh, Lalchungnunga.

Midfielders: Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Samuel James Lyngdoh, Rahul KP, Abdul Rabeeh, Ayush Dev Chhetri, Bryce Miranda, Azfar Noorani, Vincy Barretto.

Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Rahim Ali, Rohit Danu, Gurkirat Singh, Aniket Jadhav.

Sep 28, 2023 4:09 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia football match, Asian Games live score: India's journey so far in Asian Games

India suffered a demoralising defeat at the hands of hosts China in its Asian Games opener. After a 1-5 defeat to China, Chhetri and Co. bounced back with a 1-0 win over Bangladesh in the group stage. India then played out a 1-1 with Myanmar to qualify for the round of 16 phase with four points. India eclipsed Myanmar on account of goals scored in the group stage to enter the knockout round of the continental tournament.

Sep 28, 2023 4:04 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia football match, Asian Games 2023 live score: Chhetri and Co. capable of springing surprises

Speaking ahead of the mouthwatering clash between India and Saudi Arabia, head coach Stimac said that Chhetri and Co. are capable of springing surprises at the Asian Games. “This is one of my biggest challenges as the India head coach so far. But I love challenges, I love to face them, and I never shy away from them. It will be no different on Thursday,” India’s head coach Igor Stimac said. “A few players are suffering from a cold and one from an upset stomach. There are no injuries for tomorrow,” he added.

Sep 28, 2023 3:53 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 live score: Captain Chhetri leading India from the front

Star forward Chhetri was on target for the Blue Tigers in their last outing with Myanmar. The Indian goal-machine converted from the spot in the 23rd minute after Rahim Ali earned a penalty for the Blue Tigers. Indian captain Chhetri has scored two of his team's three goals in the Asian Games.

Sep 28, 2023 3:46 PM IST

India vs Saudi Arabia, Asian Games 2023 football match live: How India can challenge Saudi Arabia in round of 16?

India's talismanic forward Chhetri feels the Blue Tigers will have to play as a ‘cohesive unit’ if Stimac's men want to upstage the mighty Saudi Arabia in the pre-quarters. "We were shown a lot of clips from the Saudi games by our coach, not only the ones that they played here but also a few of their matches from the recent past. He spoke about different ways in which we go out and apply ourselves. On the face value, they are a very good side with a lot of good, decent players, who are good with the ball...a lot of quality in and around the whole team," the Indian captain said.

Sep 28, 2023 3:40 PM IST

Hello and welcome!

Sunil Chhetri and Co. are up against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 phase of the Asian Games 2023 at the Huanglong Sports Centre Stadium. Chhetri's Team India earned four points in the group stage to qualify for the knockout phase of the continental tournament in Hangzhou. The Blue Tigers sealed their berth after edging out Myanmar on account of goals scored.

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