Syria U23 showed why their national team is in the last round of the world cup qualifiers. Syrians were class apart in the opening match of AFC u23 Qualifiers match in Qatar. The Syrians started the match were quick short passes. The Syrians were all over India in the first half except few instance when the Indians pressed in the wings.
Indian u23 team looked dis comfortable against strong opponents like Syrians. The war torn country looked in control from the start of the match. The Syrian had no goals to show in the first half for their dominance over the South Asian nation. India defended deep and some lucky escape helped them to keep Syrian at a bay.
Indians did try their best to keep Syrians away from goal in the first half. The first half performance was satisfactory considering the lion share possession enjoyed by the Syrians. The team looked absolutely nowhere to the classy Syrians.
The second half commenced with the same energy of Syrians, they kept on pressing hard for the opening goal. Their efforts played divided when Rabie Sraur finished with great composure to give Syriana lead in the 64th minutes. India after that goal tried their crawl back in the game but Syrians were too good for them. Syrians kept on mounting pressure on Stephen Constantine boys. In 88th Minute Syrians scored their second goal of the corner, Fares Arnanout powerful header burst the Indian nets.
It will be difficult for India to qualify for the AFC U23 finals now unless they able to produce some magical performance against the mighty Qatar. Syrians on another hand will be pleased to secure 3 important points in the opening match of their qualification campaign. India next plays Qatar on 21st of July while Syrians face Turkmenistan.
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