AFC U19 Qualifiers: India win their first game against Turkmenistan

India U19 cruised to their first victory against Turkmenistan U19

India U-19 3-1 Turkmenistan U-19
India: Brandon Fernandes(P 39'), Malswamfela(60'), Prabir Das(82')
Turkmenistan: Myradov(56')

Indian U-19 Team won their first match in the Group C encounter against Turkmenistan 3-1. India took the Lead through a Penalty that was awarded in the 39th minute when Brandon Fernandes was wrongly tackled in the box and the referee flashed a red card beside awarding a penalty to the Blue Tiger Juniors. Brandon took the responsibility of taking the spot kick and he did justice to it and thus giving India the lead in the 39th minute. India conceded the equalizer in the 56th minute to Turkmenistan through Miradov in the 56th minute. It didn't took too long for India to regain the lead as captain Malswamfela scored the second goal to make it 2-1 to India. India then scored another goal to seal the deal in the 80th minute through Prabir Das. Unfortunately for India, Birthday boy Anto Xavier was red-carded in the 86th minute

India next play Iran on November 2.

India's starting line up:

Ravi Kumar; Narayan Das, Bikramjit Singh, Sonu, Pritam Kotal; Brandon Fernandes(Johnychand Singh – 67th minute), Anto Xavier, Sehnaj Singh, Pronay Halder(Prabir Das – 69th); Holicharan Narzary, Malswamfela (C)(Sunny – 85th).

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