AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs Bahrain Live Football Score: India Come Under Early Pressure From.. –

Live Football Score Updates Between India vs Bahrain, 2019 AFC Asian Cup from Sharjah.

22:04 IST: Another corner for Bahrain. And, it’s yet another off-side for Bahrain! The desperation in the Bahrainese players can be seen as this is a must-win game for them. Bahrain drew with hosts UAE in their opening game.

22:03 IST: Saved! Sandesh Jhingan defends excellently to deny Bahrain a goal.

22:02 IST: Ambitious strike! Jamal Rashed goes for glory from a long distance.

22:01 IST: Corner kick for Bahrain! India neutralizes the threat safely.

22:00 IST: 30 minutes of play over. India 0, Bahrain -0. 

21:58 IST: Chance to score the opening goal for India missed. An interesting attack from the left flank goes in vain.

21:55 IST: Bahrain have committed three fouls so far. On the other hand, India have just one foul to their name.

21:54 IST: Free kick for India! The ball lands safely into the gloves of the Bahrainian goalie.

21:50 IST: Good cross pass for India! Udanta Singh crossed the ball towards Sunil Chhetri but the ball went past Chhetri before he could slide in.

21:47 IST: Bahrain have gone past the group stage only once in 2004 which was the “golden generation” for the Middle-East nation. 

21:44 IST: Yet another off-side for Bahrain. It’s for the third time now that Bahrain have breached Indian territory in a hurry.

21:42 IST: Chance for India! But the Bahrainian goal-keeper holds the ball easily. Pritam Kotal comes up with a delicate cross from the right flank. But Ashique could only find the goal-keeper’s hands through a header.

21:40 IST: This is the second time that Bahrain have committed an off-side.

21:38 IST: Meanwhile, in the other match, UAE take an early lead against Thailand. Ali Mabkhout scored in the 7th minute. 

21:34 IST: Substitution for India within two minutes as Anas  India Suffer Early Blow, Anas Edathodika is substituted by Salam Ranjan Singh. 

21:33 IST: Free-kick! And a chance goes missed as the ball lofts over the Bahrain goal post.

21:30 IST: Kick-off! The match begins.

21:27 IST: India are going into the match with a 4-4-2 formation.

21:25 IST: Prior to the match, Indian coach Stephen Constantine said, “We are coming here to win the game. We have done well in the last two matches and we need to win today”.

21:22 IST: Players from both the teams come out from the tunnel. We are all set for the national anthems of both the nations.

21:20 IST: India goes into this crucial match with one change. Defensive mid-fielder Rowllin Borges comes in for center mid-fielder Anirudh Thapa.

21:15 IST: The players have arrived at the venue.

21:10 IST: Mid-fielder Pronay Halder will lead India in today’s match.

21:08 IST: Head-to-head! India have won just one match against Bahrain in seven matches played so far between the two countries. India lost 2-5 to Bahrain exactly eight years ago on this date in 2011.

21:00 IST: Coach Stephen Constantine had fielded the same starting eleven in both against Thailand and UAE in a 4-4-2 formation. 

20:55 IST: If both Thailand and India lose their matches on Monday, India will end at third as they defeated the ‘War Elephants’ 4-1 in their opening match.

20:50 IST: In the other match, Thailand will take on the hosts United Arab Emirates.

20:46 IST: Here are the line-ups for the two teams.

20:40 IST: Sunil Chhetri is set to equal former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia’s record of highest appearances for the country.

20:30 IST: Permutations and combinations! This is how India can qualify for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 knock-out stage for the first time in their history.

20:03 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 match between India and Bahrain

There was not a single knock-out match in that edition. But even a defeat on Monday may still see India (3 points from 2 matches) through to the knock-out rounds as one of the four third-placed teams if hosts United Arab Emirates (4 from 2 matches) beat Thailand (3 from 2 matches) in Al Ain in the other Group A match to be played simultaneously.

Four third-placed sides from the six groups of four team each will also advance to the knock-out rounds, along with the top two countries. Under the competition rules of the Asian Cup, if two teams end their group stage engagements on equal points, the ranking will be decided first on the basis of head to head result.

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