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AFC U-14 Championship – Q: Pakistan 2-0 India

AIFF Regional Academy Navi Mumbai

The Indian U-14 national team has lost its AFC U-14 Championship Group D qualifying match against arch rivals Pakistan in front of 100 fans on Sunday.

Head coach Narayana Menon’s team started their qualifying campaign with a 1-3 loss against hosts Iran and a 4-1 win against Kyrgyzstan. The Indian youngsters needed a win to keep their hopes alive to earn a direct qualification to the AFC U-14 Championship finals.

Muhammad Akhlas scored an early goal in the 9th minute to hand the Indian team a tough task for the remainder of the match. Pakistan sealed their win moments before the half-time whistle, when Majeed Khan put the ball past India U-14 keeper Dheeraj Moirangthem Singh.

India will face Turkmenistan in their final Group D match tomorrow.


AFC U-14 Championship | Qualifer | Group D
at Samen Al Aemeh Stadium, Mashhad (Iran)



1-0 Muhammad Akhlas (9′)
2-0 Majeed Khan (45′)



Pakistan U-14
22 Mudassar Younas; 4 Uzair [C], 5 Yasir (55′ 23 Atta Ullah), 13 Saif Ali; 6 Muhammad Akhlas, 7 Shehryar Lasi, 8 Muhammad Saqib, 24 Majeed Khan; 9 Mohammad Shahid Ali, 10 Junaid Ahmed, 19 Muhammad Riaz

Unused Subs
1 Muhammad Asad, 2 Adeel Ali, 3 Zubair Umer, 15 Shakeel Ahmad, 17 Shahzaib, 18 Salman Khan

India U-14
1 Dheeraj Moirangthem Singh [C]; 3 Jitendra Singh, 5 Anwar Ali, 12 Amarjeet Mishra, 23 Flan Ansil Gomes; 6 Hrishi Dhat, 10 Mohammad Shahjahan (12′ 7 Abhijit Sarkar), 19 Ajay Alex Anthony; 8 Gaston D’Silva (56′ 15 Khumanthem Ninthoinganba), 9 Abuthaheer, 20 Shubham Sarangi

Unused Subs
21 Mohammad Nawaz, 22 Antonio Dylan Inacio Da Silva; 2 Amartya Basu, 4 Smiel Diyali, 11 Sudipto Malakar, 13 Ritik Rai, 17 Jaskaranpreet Singh, 24 Ribhav Jatin Sardesai



Prajwol Chhetri (Nepal)

Assistant Referees
Hussain Sinan (Maldives), Prakash Nath Shrestha (Nepal)

Fourth Official
Ganesh Chaudhary (Nepal)

Match Commissioner
Toh Sen Nee (Malaysia)



Yellow Cards
12′ Muhammad Akhlas (Pakistan)
31′ Junaid Ahmed (Pakistan)
52′ Saif Ali (Pakistan)

Yellow-Red Cards

Red Cards