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India vs China Highlights, Asian Games: Exhausted IND endure 1-5 hammering against formidable China

Asian Games 2023, India vs China Highlights: India lose 1-5 against China in Hangzhou
India vs China, Asian Games 2023 Highlights
India vs China, Asian Games 2023 Highlights

India vs China, Asia Cup 2023 Highlights: India did put up a fight but were completely blown by the time the contest was over as the unit endured a 1-5 hammering against China in the Group A encounter at the Asian Games on Tuesday. It was China, who broke the deadlock in the 16th minute after Gao Tianyi found the net from outside the six-yard box. However, Rahul KP scored a sensational goal to help India rally from behind in the injury time of the first-half as both sides went into the interval with a 1-1 scoreline. China, however, dominated the final 45 minutes. First they restored their lead in the 51st minute with Dai Weijun scoring from outside the box. Tao Qianglong then compounded India's woes by scoring twice in the span of three minutes as China extended their lead to 4-1 in the 75th minute. Fang Hao joined the scoresheet right before the final whistle as India finished the contest on a disappointing note....Read More

The problems India had to deal with were lack of players, who were not available for the match due to visa related issues. In addition the last minute arrival also didn't help India's case, which was reflecting on the team's performance in the second half. The team reached China late on Monday night and headed into the clash without any practice. India had finalised the squad on Friday as few Indian Super League (ISL) refused to release the players with the new season starting from September 21. India are clubbed in Group A alongside host China, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. Myanmar have defeated Bangladesh 1-0 in the other fixture from the group, which was played earlier in the afternoon. Catch the Highlights of the football match between India and China in Asian Games 2023:

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Sep 19, 2023 6:55 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: China beat India 5-1

Fang Hao rubs more salt in India's wounds as China find the 5th goal of the night. Beats Gurpreet from a tight angle, sending the ball into the far corner of the post. IND 1-5 CHN (90 + 1')

The referee then blows the whistle for full-time as China beat India 5-1.

Sep 19, 2023 6:48 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: India make double substitutions

India make double substitutions as Rohit Danu comes in for Sunil Chhetri, while Samuel James replaces Amarjit Singh. IND 1-4 CHN (86')

Sep 19, 2023 6:44 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: China dominate

China keep introducing fresh legs in the contest and they are now dictating the show. India, on the other hand, have plenty of tired legs but such is the case. Lack of players, no rest or practice is reflecting on the team's performance. IND 1-4 CHN (83')

Sep 19, 2023 6:40 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: China score fourth

Tao Qianglong scores his second goal of the night as two Chinese players close in on Sandesh and steals the ball away from him. Fang Hao then runs towards the goal before squaring the ball towards the far corner, which is easily converted by Tao Qianglong. IND 1-4 CHN (75') 

Sep 19, 2023 6:36 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: China add third

Fang Hao, who substituted Dai Weijiun moments earlier, makes a threatening run towards the goal before the ball is cleared away.

Following that the ball is thrown towards the D and Sandesh Jhingan clears it, and the ball finds Amarjit Singh, who kicks it straight towards a Chinese player yards outside the box. The player takes an attempt at the goal, which is saved by Gurmeet but he concedes as Tao Qianglong scores on the rebound. IND 1-3 CHN (72')

Sep 19, 2023 6:30 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: IND regroup

Both the players are back and India are trying to regroup. Rahul KP runs forward with the ball, before releasing it towards Rahim Ali, who then sends in a cross, which is cleared for a corner.

A low corner by Rahul, which is easily cleared. IND 1-2 CHN (69')

Sep 19, 2023 6:27 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: Injury concerns for IND

India are playing with 10 men at the moment as Abdul Rabeeh gets some treatment in the technical area.

Meanwhile, there is a cross by Sumit Rathi, which is easily collected and quickly released by the Chinese goalie. 

Sumit Rathi too is down and looks in some pain. Physios are attending him. IND 1-2 CHN (65')

Sep 19, 2023 6:21 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: India make first substitution

India are looking for an equaliser but China have kept things tight. Some good link-up in the right flank between Bryce Miranda and Rahul KP, following which the former sends in a cross towards Chhetri but it is easily cleared.

Moments later Bryce Miranda goes down, must be cramp, while Ayush Chhetri picks up a yellow for his tackle from behind on a Chinese player.

Vincy Barretto comes in for Bryce Miranda. IND 1-2 CHN (60') 

Sep 19, 2023 6:14 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: China once again take lead

Indian defenders allow Weijun Dai take a shot at the post from yards outside the D. And it is enough to beat the goalkeeper, crashing the ball towards the right corner of the goalpost. China restore their one-goal advantage. IND 1-2 CHN (51')

Sep 19, 2023 6:11 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: Poor by Chhetri

We see Sandesh Jhingan hobbling, must have taken a blow while trying to clear a high ball with his head in the middle of the field. 

India have kept things under control, also built an attack as the ball was rolled backwards towards Chhetri at the edge of the D from the left side. The Indian skipper however blasts his shot over the crossbar. Poor effort, especially by Sunil Chhetri's standard. IND 1-1 CHN (48')

Sep 19, 2023 6:07 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: Second half underway

The second half is underway and India get the ball rolling. The Indian team is pumped, especially after the equaliser which came deep in the first half.

Sep 19, 2023 5:50 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: India equalise, IND 1-1 CHN at half-time

India find the equaliser and it is Rahul KP, who finds the back of the net from a tight angle. The ball was chipped towards the Chinese D and Rahul KP makes a brilliant run, gets to the ball, takes a look at the Indian players, finds none inside the D and takes a shot at the goal. Beats the Chinese goalie with a powerful attempt as the ball beats the goalie at the near post, rattles the far post and rolls for a goal.

Moments later Qianglong Tao gets a yellow card for a dive inside the Indian D. 

That's it from the 1st half as both sides go into the interval with a 1-1 scoreline.

Sep 19, 2023 5:44 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: India maintain possession

India are maintaining possession, building attacks and not relying on counterattacks. Good signs but we are moving close towards the end of the first half and India are now desperately looking for the equaliser. IND 0-1 CHN (43')

Sep 19, 2023 5:41 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: Gurmeet keeps his calm

A dangerous corner by China as the ball curls in towards Gurmeet, who is threatened by a quick charge by Chenjie Zhu, who earlier missed a penalty. Zhu fails to make any connection but Gurpreet fumbles. However, he quickly recovers and pounces on to the ball to evade any possible threats. IND 0-1 CHN (38')

Sep 19, 2023 5:36 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: IND appear more settled

We have crossed the half-hour mark and India have shown a good fight as Amarjit Singh tries to combine at the top with some nimble touches. 

Although China has held on to their slender advantage, India are trying their best to find an equaliser. IND 0-1 CHN (34')

Sep 19, 2023 5:30 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: IND show some intent

The save has charged up India as Rahim Ali had a good chance from finding an equaliser. However, he takes an attempt on a volley and fails to control it. The ball travels over the post and Sunil Chhetri is not happy with that effort.

Bryce Miranda then tries to penetrate inside the D but the ball is cleared for a corner after a sliding tackle by a Chinese defender. China then easily deals with the corner. IND 0-1 CHN (28')

Sep 19, 2023 5:26 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: Gurmeet saves penalty

India are trying to rebuild as Bryce Miranda sends in an cross but only one Indian shirt is available inside the D as China clears it with no difficulties.

Meanwhile, poor defending by India results in a penalty, which is saved by Gurmeet Singh.

Sandesh passes the ball to Ayush Chhetri, who loses it while trying to roll it back to the goalie. Pressure on Gurmeet as he charges down and takes down the striker with a slide. The referee points it at the spot and Gurmeet denies China from scoring their second. 

What a save as he dives towards his right. IND 0-1 CHN (24')

Sep 19, 2023 5:19 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: China take lead

Chhetri picks up a miss pass from China and takes an ambitious attempt at the post. His shot sails just over the post.

China then quickly counter-attack as their number 8 toys with the Indian defence before sending a cross from the right. He finds a striker, who heads it straight into Gurmeet and the ball results in a corner.

Moments later China break the deadlock from a corner as India fail to deal with a high ball and Gao Tianyi finds himself unmarked right outside the six-yard box. He taps in the ball as a desperate dive by Gurmeet doesn't help him save the ball from crashing into the nets. IND 0-1 CHN (16')

Sep 19, 2023 5:14 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: Offside 

A good through ball by China, sending the ball in between the Indian defence towards the right side of the D. A Chinese forward gallops from the centre and takes an attempt at the goal and Gurmeet stretches his legs to make a nice save. But the linesman had already raised his flag for offside. IND 0-0 CHN (12')

Sep 19, 2023 5:10 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: IND build possession 

India are finally finding their foot in the match. They are connecting the passes, moving the ball around, try to build attack, which will raise India's confidence.

Meanwhile, we can also see coach Stimac passing the instructions from the technical area. IND 0-0 CHN (10')

Sep 19, 2023 5:08 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: Save by Gurmeet

Gurmeet Singh with a save as Chinese forward find himself unmarked right at the heart of the D. He jumps and connects a curling cross coming from the edge of the box towards the right, however, he heads it straight to the goalkeeper. 

The score remains 0-0. (8')

Sep 19, 2023 5:04 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: China build early threat 

It is China, who get the ball rolling but loses possession soon. Both the teams are looking confident and we already see Jhingan directing the back line.

Meanwhile, there is an early attack from China, with a cross coming in from the left-side but it is deflected for a throw-in by an Indian defender. 

There was a header too by China's no 11 Haoyang Xu but slightly away from the target. IND 0-0 CHN (4')

Sep 19, 2023 4:55 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: Pre-match rituals

The players of both sides walkout in the middle for the pre-match rituals. 

Sep 19, 2023 4:51 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: What should be ideal for India

As we all know that China are favourites but what would be an ideal result for India.

In our opinion India would be more than happy to share spoils with the hosts. A win, on the other hand, will serve as a cheery on top of a ice-cream. 

A defeat will make things difficult for India to advance to the knock-out stage.

Sep 19, 2023 4:37 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: A look at India's goalies

So India have shown faith in Gurmeet Singh, who has been part of the Indian senior team in the last two tournaments – Intercontinental Cup and SAFF Championships. In fact this will be the first time we'll see Gurmeet in the national jersey.

Dheeraj Singh will have to wait, despite having the experience of playing at the big stages. Dheeraj has represented India at the U-23 and U-17 level. 

Sep 19, 2023 4:28 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: China starting XI

China starting XI: Jiaqi Han, Yang Liu, Shenglong Jiang, Chenjie Zhu, Zhenao Wang, Haoyang Xu, Haijian Wang, Tianyi Gao, Qianglong Tao, Weijun Dai, Long Tean

Sep 19, 2023 4:24 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: ‘We have to be very clever’

India head coach Igor Stimac in the press conference before leaving for China.

"We have to be very clever and see whether we need to invest all our energy (against China) or skip it to keep for the next two matches and try to make it to the knock-out rounds.

"No tournament is a formality for me, neither the players. There is a possibility to qualify from the group, but to do that, some luck needs to be on our side also, and the goal is for the boys to give their best performances of their lives." 

Sep 19, 2023 4:07 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: India's line-up

Both Jhingan and Chhetri are in the starting line-up, which will give some reassurance to the fans. 

IND starting XI: Gurmeet Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Lalchungnunga, Sumit Rathi, Abdul Rabeeh, Ayush Chhetri, Amarjit Singh, Rahul KP, Bryce Miranda, Sunil Chhetri (C), Rahim Ali 

Sep 19, 2023 4:04 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: What to expect

India will go into the contest as underdogs as the team arrived in China last night and have not trained as an unit even once. 

The squad too saw a host of changes as India were able to stitch a rag-tag final squad only on Friday.

Sep 19, 2023 3:59 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: Myanmar beat Bangladesh

Meanwhile, Myanmar have beaten Bangladesh 1-0 in the other match from Group A. 

They'll be India's biggest threat to finish second from the group as China are expected to finish on top.

Sep 19, 2023 3:53 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: India squad

Goalkeepers: Dheeraj Singh Moirengthem, Gurmeet Singh, Vishal Yadav

Defenders: Sandesh Jhingan, Chinglensana Singh, Lalchungnunga, Narender Gehlot, Sumit Rathi, Deepak Tangri

Midfielders: Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Samuel James Lyngdoh, Rahul KP, Abdul Rabeeh, Ayush Dev Chhetri, Bryce Miranda, Azfar Noorani, Vincy Barretto

Forwards: Sunil Chhetri (C), Rahim Ali, Gurkirat Singh, Aniket Jadhav

Sep 19, 2023 3:42 PM IST

India vs China Live Score: Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the men's football match between India and China in the Asian Games. The match will kick-off at 5 pm. Stay tuned for all the updates on the match! 

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