India vs Belarus Highlights: India 0-3 Belarus – A second-half performance from Belarus saw the European side defeat India comprehensively 3-0 to win the encounter. India played well in the first half and went into the break at 0-0. However, a motivated performance from Belarus saw the team change the tides to their favour and win the game. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news and updates.
India had a comfortable first half where they defended well but was resolute to not concede. Belarus easily dominated the possession of the ball and the battle of the midfield, but couldn’t deliver a decent shot at the Indian goal, owing to a resolute defense from the Indian side.
Belarus dominated the entire second half and took an early lead from a supreme volley by Artsem Bykau. India decided to stick to their tactics where they wanted to absorb the Belarus attack and then attack them on the counters. The strategy failed to work as Belarus grabbed yet another goal. The second goal from Salavei Andrei saw India switch their tactics to launch more attacks.
However, the Indian attacks yielded no result as Belarus cleared off the Indian pursuits. In the second minute of added time Hramyka Valery scored the third goal and finished the game for his side to bring his side a 3-0 victory.
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India vs Belarus LIVE Match Timeline:-
FT- India 0 – 3 Belarus
90+2′ – GOAL!!! The killer blow comes from Belarus. A deft finish in the added minutes of the game by Hramyka Valery sees the European side taking a 3-0 lead.
89′- Another change for India. Pritam Kotal replaces Ruivah Hormipam.
83′ – India parries a couple of attacks. Poor passing in the final third sees Belarus gaining possession of the ball.
75′ – Third change for India. Chinglensana Singh replaces young Roshan Singh.
69′ – GOAL!!! Belarus extends its lead. Quick finishing from Salavei Andrei sees Belarus take a 2-0 lead.
66′- Free kick for Belarus, comfortably cleared by India.
59′ – The second change in the game. VP Suhair is replaced by Aniket Jadhav.
49′ – GOAL!!! Artsem Bykau scores a volley from inside the box as Belarus lead 1-0
46′ – First change from India. Mohammad Yasir replaces Serinton Fernandes.
45′ – The long whistle of the ref indicates the end of the play. A gritty defense by India sees off every threat from Belarus.
44′ – Free kick for Belarus in a dangerous place. A couple of years outside of the box. The ball is floated in high, but firm defense from India has no problems to clear out the Belarus advancements.
39′ – A brilliant counter-attacking move from India. Manvir in the box fails to keep the ball under his control to slot it at the back of the net.
35′ – We approach the final 10 minutes of the first half. Belarus obviously has registered more attacks, but none of them has been threatening.
25′ – India eyeing to win the battle in the midfield. Belarus launches barrages of attack. India firm in defense, occasionally attacking in the counters.
21′ – Belarus looks threatening inside the Indian penalty box. Quality defending sees the Belarus attack fizzling out.
18′ – Belarus extensively dominates ball possession. India is resolute in defense.
15′ – Rock solid defending from the Indian defenders as they weather the Belarus attack force.
11′ – Anirudh Thapa plays a delightful long ball to Manvir who gets disposed in the opponent’s box. India looking to play quick transition counter-attacking football.
5′ – Early pressure from Belarus, fails to capitalize chances, Balloons the ball over the post.
3′ – Roshan with an opportunity, on a break, blasts the ball wide.
1′ – India trying to build the attack from the back.
KICKOFF! India get the proceedings underway!
🇧🇾 0-0 🇮🇳
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) March 26, 2022
India’s starting 11 against Belarus: Gurpreet, Sandesh, Hormipam, Anwar, Akash, Seriton, Roshan, Thapa, Brandon, Suhair and Manvir
Jeakson, Liston and Rahim Ali are injured
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) March 26, 2022
Belarus are currently ranked 94th in the world which is 10 places above the Blues Tigers. India take on Belarus in an international friendly at the Bahrain National Stadium on Saturday.
If you don’t take risk, you will never succeed, says Stimac ahead of Belarus clash 🙌🏼
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) March 25, 2022
India vs Belarus LIVE: Team News
Against Bahrain, Danish Farooq, VP Suhair and Roshan Singh impressed on debuts and could feature against Belarus. With Sunil Chhetri and Sahal Abdul Samad not making the trip to Bahrain, the onus is on the likes of Rahim Ali, Liston Colaco and Manvir Singh. India will need to punch above their weight to pick a win against a team ranked 10 places above them.
Belarus have won just two in their last 10 games, losing eight. They have a full strength squad available to play the Blue Tigers.
Igor Stimac’s men went down 2-1 against Bahrain in the first of the two friendlies they were slated to play in Bahrain as part of their preparation for the third and final round of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.
Belarus are also set to play Bahrain in a friendly as they prepare for their games in the UEFA Nations League.
India vs Belarus LIVE: Predicted Starting Lineups
INDIA: Gurpreet Singh Sadhu; Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali, Naorem Roshan Singh; Jeakson Singh, Danish Farooq; VP Suhair, Yasir Mohammad, Liston Colaco; Manvir Singh.
BELARUS: S.Chernik, M.Shvyatsow, N.Naumov, R.Yudenkov, N.Zolotov, V.Klimovich, E.Yablonski, A.Selyava, K.Pyachenin, P.Sedko, V.Lisakovich
India vs Belarus LIVE: Date, Time, Venue
When will India vs Belarus kick-off? Date
The International Friendly between India vs Belarus will kick-off on 26th March, 2022
What time will India vs Belarus kick-off? Time
India vs Belarus will kick-off at 9:30 PM (IST)
Where to watch or stream India vs Belarus LIVE in India?
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has confirmed that there will no live telecast or stream for India’s friendlies which includes India vs Belarus.
“Despite our best efforts in working with the Bahrain FA to live telecast and stream the International Friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus, owing to lack of support & subsequent technical feasibility, it won’t be possible to telecast the matches in India,” read a statement from the Indian FA.
How can India qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup?
The third round of qualifiers is the final frontier to overcome before qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup. In this round, 24 teams will compete for 11 available slots. The 24 teams are divided into six groups and would now play single round-robin matches in six centralised venues. The group winners and the best five runners-up across all groups will qualify for the Asian Cup. India have been drawn with Hong Kong, Afghanistan and Cambodia.
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