Asian Games Football: India Suffer 5-0 Loss to UAE

India suffered a thumping defeat as UAE smashed three of the five goals in the first 20 minutes.

Updated: September 15, 2014 22:05 IST
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Representational Photo: India U-23 team in practice.


The Indian U-23 men's football team continued its poor performance going down 0-5 to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the opening Group G match of the Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.

It was a dominating performance by the UAE, who opened up a 3-0 lead in the first 20 minutes and held on to it till the break.

UAE skipper Saeed Alkatheeri notched up a hat-trick, including two headers, while Al Ahbabi scored a brace to complete the rout.

India next play Jordan Sep 22.

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