AFC U-16 Championship: Hosts India suffer defeat to UAE

AFC U16 Championship: India 2-3 UAE
India suffer defeat at the hands of UAE in AFC U-16 Championship,
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AFC U-16 Championship 2016
India 2-3 UAE
India: Sanjeev Stalin(10th), Boris Thangjam(36th)
UAE: Manea Aydh(34th), Majid Rashid(53rd), Ahmad Fawzi(73rd) 

India suffered an opening day loss against UAE despite a bright start in the AFC U16 Championship on Thursday played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday, 15th September 2016. 

Indian team were leading 2-1 in the break before UAE shifted up a gear and unsettled the Indian defense to walk out with a victory against the hosts. In the first half Indian attack had several chances to extend their lead but lacked clinical touch. The defense was shaky and UAE took the full advantage going into counter attacks with venom. Goals from Majid Rashid and Ahmad Fawzi stunned the Blues and the home crowd. Despite several late attacks the equalizer never really came as Nicolai Adam's team suffered an early setback in the campaign.

Match Highlights: India 2-3 UAE (AFC U-16 Championship 2016)
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