In Doha on Wednesday India loose 0-2 to Syria in their opening match of 2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualifying at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium. India set up a resolute defensive performance in the first half, with goalkeeper Vishal Kaith making a series of recoveries to keep the score goalless at half-time.
Kaith prominently made a goal line spare in the 24th moment from a shot that was taken from the face of the objective. Another highlight of the opening 45 minutes for India was Germanpreet Singh’s privilege footed shot in the 37th moment, which bounced back off the post.
Syria, stop up the 64th moment after a protective mistake in the Indian backline. It was Rabie Srour who exploited the miscommunication and found the back of the net to give the Syrians the lead.
Admissions Arnaout at that point took care of business for Syria with an 88th moment objective. India will confront Qatar in their next diversion on July 21, preceding going up against Turkmenistan in their last qualifying match.