The Indian girls’s group ended the second spherical of the AFC Olympic Qualification with a 0-3 defeat to Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Wednesday. Within the four-team group, India had earlier misplaced to Japan and Vietnam. Backed by a loud, if not packed, crowd, Uzbekistan instantly put strain on India and started to dominate possession. The equation was clear: a win would put Uzbekistan in rivalry for one of the best group in second place. India, in the meantime, performed for satisfaction. Inside two minutes, nevertheless, Uzbekistan took the lead from a set piece.
Karachik Lyudmila’s nook, performed on the close to publish, glanced from Khabibullaeva Diyorakhon’s head into the middle of the six-yard field, from the place Kudratova Nilufar kneeled within the ball to place them forward.
It took distinctive goalkeeping from Shreya Hooda to make sure India didn’t fall additional behind in the course of the half. Within the 14th minute, Hooda saved from Nilufar when the striker was one-on-one along with her after a by ball from her midfield.
From the ensuing nook she tipped an extended shot from Asadova Dilrabo. On one other event she once more denied Dilrabo from shut vary, the attacker’s first shot from a cutback cleared to security.
India got here out of the break with extra conviction of their attacking play, and as was the pattern, Manisha Kalyan and Anju Tamang had been in cost.
Within the forty ninth minute, after selecting up a move on the high of the penalty space, Manisha drove in from the left earlier than unleashing a shot on objective from an acute angle. She beat the goalkeeper, however the ball bounced off the crossbar.
Sensing the hazard of an Indian comeback, Uzbekistan piled on the strain once more and within the 51st minute, Karachik doubled the group’s tally and scored after some interaction on the high of the field.
She added a 3rd with a tall ranger sneaking in on the close to publish to present the house facet a snug win and an actual likelihood of qualifying for the following spherical.
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