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AFC Asian Cup 2019: India lose to hosts UAE 0-2

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 January 2019, 12:07 AM
India lose to UAE 0-2 (Twitter)
India lose to UAE 0-2 (Twitter)

United Arab Emirates beats India 0-2 in Group A clash of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Sunil Chettri and Sandeep Jhingan missed several chances to score goal despite dominating in the half. UAE scored its first goal in the 41st minute, taking the lead 1-0. The match was held at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. UAE jumped to top in the Group A standings with four points, while India dropped down to second with three points.

Currently, India is at 97th rank while UAE stands at 79th world rankings in the FIFA charts. However, UAE’s best FIFA rankings is 24 which was a reality in January 2015.

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Meanwhile, India and UAE has faced each other on 11 occasions where UAE has won eight matches and India could only manage to clinch just two matches and one match ended draw.

 

First Published: Friday, January 11, 2019 12:05 AM
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