India vs Syria HIGHLIGHTS, AFC Asian Cup: Blue Tigers crash out after 0-1 loss

IND vs SYR Highlights: Catch the score and updates from India vs Syria AFC Asian Cup 2023 Group B match being played at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar.

Updated : Jan 23, 2024 21:10 IST

Syria's Omar Khrbin in action with India's Suresh Singh Wangjam.
Syria's Omar Khrbin in action with India's Suresh Singh Wangjam. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Syria's Omar Khrbin in action with India's Suresh Singh Wangjam. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the India vs Syria AFC Asian Cup 2023 match being played at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar.

  • January 23, 2024 19:01
    FT: IND 0-1 SYR

    Syria has won an AFC Asian Cup match after 7 years. It could potentially send the Casiun Eagles into the last 16 of the competition. A landmark day for the nation. India on the other hand, ends the campaign without a goal scored. It valiantly fought for a great part of the match but wave after wave of Syria attacks proved too much in the end.

    That’s it from our side. Sportstar will keep you posted with all the latest news and updates from the AFC Asian Cup 2023.

  • January 23, 2024 19:01

    A last melee from the Indians but the shot does not come.

  • January 23, 2024 19:00

    A cross for Chhetri at the far post but Madanieh pouches it safely.

  • January 23, 2024 18:56

    Hesar with fantastic hold up play at the top left to win a corner for Syria.

  • January 23, 2024 18:55

    Rahul Bheke makes a last-ditch clearance at the edge of the box.

  • January 23, 2024 18:53

    CHANCE FOR SYRIA! Elias makes a run down the right and crosses. Khrbin meets it and squares it into space where the ball is intercepted just in time before a Syrian player takes a shot.

  • January 23, 2024 18:51

    Seven minutes of added time in the second half.

  • January 23, 2024 18:50

    Udanta fouled near the half-way line.

  • January 23, 2024 18:50

    India keeping the ball for the last few minutes. Can a goal here dent Syria’s hopes?

  • January 23, 2024 18:49

    India with a foray down the right wing but all the crosses are cleared. 

  • January 23, 2024 18:45

    Sunil Chhetri with a handball in the Syria penalty area.

  • January 23, 2024 18:44

    IN - Anirudh Thapa


  • January 23, 2024 18:41

    Elias wins the ball at the centre line, dribbles all the way to the goal and takes a shot.

  • January 23, 2024 18:40

    The goal certainly opens Syria’s path into the Round of 16.

  • January 23, 2024 18:37
    76’ IND 0-1 SYR Khrbin

    GOAL! Syria has struck. Hesar gets the ball on the left side of the box before he squares it for Khrbin. The centre-forward beats Bheke and takes a right-footed shot. It keeps low and manages to beat Gurpreet. 

  • January 23, 2024 18:37

    Some pinball action in the Indian box off a Syria corner. India able to keep it away.

  • January 23, 2024 18:35

    Al Dali gets a lucky deflection off Bheke which allows him to take a shot at goal from the left. Gurpreet puts out a hand and saves it.

  • January 23, 2024 18:34

    Rahul Bheke again gets in the way of Khrbin in the Indian box.

  • January 23, 2024 18:33

    Chhangte ventures alone to pick a lose ball. There is a score of Syrian bodies which fall back to get the from him. 

  • January 23, 2024 18:32

    Rahul Bheke and Al Dali contest for a through ball and the Indian hits it across for a Syria corner.

  • January 23, 2024 18:31

    A stoppage in play with Gurpreet requiring medical attention.

  • January 23, 2024 18:30

    Ramadan makes entry into the Indian area down the left and takes a shot. It is wide off goal and does not test Gurpreet.

  • January 23, 2024 18:28

    Suresh goes to the ground with some discomfort in his knee.

  • January 23, 2024 18:28

    CHANCE! Chhetri wins the ball from Krouma. He squares it for an on rushing Sahal. He shoots but the attempt is blocked.

  • January 23, 2024 18:27

    Syria is gradually upping the ante in search of a winner.

  • January 23, 2024 18:25

    IN - Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Wangjam

    OUT - Manveer Singh, Deepak Tangri

  • January 23, 2024 18:24

    OH NO! Akash Mishra is found dribbling across his own box where Hesan takes the ball away from him. He puts in a cross for Khrbin who misses the target. That should have been a goal.

  • January 23, 2024 18:22

    Chhetri is caught offside while combining on a one two with Chhangte.

  • January 23, 2024 18:20

    Tangri stretches his leg to block a cross from the right flank.

  • January 23, 2024 18:20

    India has a free kick in the centre. It puts it into the box where Manveer gets a directionless header.

  • January 23, 2024 18:18

    Chhangte uses his body to prevent Oues from dribbling past him. The ball runs over the touchline and India gets a goal kick.

  • January 23, 2024 18:18

    Oues puts in a cross from the right side. Ramadan is approaching under it but Udanta clears it away.

  • January 23, 2024 18:16

    CHANCE! Udanta’s loops in a cross from the centre to the left side. The keeper fumbles it leaving the ball up for grabs for Chhangte. His shot is blocked by Oues.

  • January 23, 2024 18:13

    Udanta fires in a cross from the right side but the ball is cleared pretty comfortably.

  • January 23, 2024 18:13

    BLOCKED! Khrbin’s shot from the centre of the box is thwarted by Subhashish.

  • January 23, 2024 18:11

    Chhetri gets a pass near the box from Chhangte on the left side but he gives it away.

  • January 23, 2024 18:09

    Nikhil Poojary into the action right away. He puts in a cross in the final third but gets it wide.

  • January 23, 2024 18:08

    IN - Nikhil Poojary

    OUT - Sandesh Jhingan

    Earlier, Mahesh was replaced by Udanta Singh at the half-time break.

  • January 23, 2024 18:07

    Jhingan goes down within the first minute. He signals to the bench that he needs to be replaced.

  • January 23, 2024 18:06

    Syria gets the second half underway.

  • January 23, 2024 17:53
    HT: IND 0-0 SYR

    The stalemate continues after the end of 45 minutes. Syria clearly has grown into the contest but India has been up to the mark in its defending to deny the goal. The game started on an even note before Syria started dominating the possession and the chances.

  • January 23, 2024 17:52

    The last action of the half is Chhetri taking a long range effort. He ends up slicing it and the ball goes way off target.

  • January 23, 2024 17:49

    India is able to clear out a corner now which came from Alajaan’s deflected shot.

  • January 23, 2024 17:48

    Tangri blocks a long range effort from Alajaan.

  • January 23, 2024 17:47

    Jhinghan looks okay to continue as he hobbles back into position. Five minutes added on.

  • January 23, 2024 17:46

    Jhinghan needs some attention from the medical team. Nikhil Poojary has started warming up near the bench. Would be a heavy blow for India.

  • January 23, 2024 17:45

    Syria sends a long ball in which Sabbag collects on his chest. Jhinghan gets between the ball and Sabbag to allow Gurpreet to come forward and collect it.

  • January 23, 2024 17:44

    Subhashish with a crucial tackle to snatch the ball off Alaswad’s feet.

  • January 23, 2024 17:43

    Alaswad whipes a ball in from the right flank. It is awkward for Gurpreet but he manages to hold onto it.

  • January 23, 2024 17:42

    Manveer is ruled offside as he tries to steal the ball from a Syrian defender.

  • January 23, 2024 17:41

    Gurpreet comes out of his line to collect the ball. There was a header which sent the ball goal bound but a pretty weak one.

  • January 23, 2024 17:41

    A foul on Alaswad by Subhashish on the right flank. No booking for the Indian.

  • January 23, 2024 17:40

    Two punches away from goal by Gurpreet within seconds. First one is from the left and the second from the right. He probably could have collected it but preferred to take the safer option.

  • January 23, 2024 17:37

    Alajaan crosses from the left but Bheke and Chhangte combine in the Indian box to drive the ball away from danger.

  • January 23, 2024 17:35

    India keeps the ball in the final third but cannot get a meaningful pass into the Syria penalty area.

  • January 23, 2024 17:34

    Chhangte dribbles in from the right and wins a corner for India. A crucial diving tackle from Alajaan.

  • January 23, 2024 17:33

    India enjoys a spell of possession which culminates with Apuia taking a long effort. It is straight into a Syrian body.

  • January 23, 2024 17:31

    Alajaan’s cross from high up the pitch on the left flank is cleared by Bheke.

  • January 23, 2024 17:29

    There is a potential penalty check for tackle from Tangri on Ramadan at the edge of the Indian box. The VAR has a look and it will be only a corner for Syria.

  • January 23, 2024 17:28

    Gurpreet is able to collect the ball in from the set piece.

  • January 23, 2024 17:27

    Tempers flaring! Mahesh with a reckless challenge on Oues with his arms all over the Syrian. The Syria midfielder in range confronts Mahesh. Both players shown a yellow.

  • January 23, 2024 17:25

    CHANCE! India gets a chance to counter from the free kick. The ball in from Mahesh is met by Chhetri who cannot get a big enough deflection to send it towards the goal.

  • January 23, 2024 17:24

    Ramadan is caught between two Indian midfielders and Apuia goes in with the tackle but fouls him. The Syrians ask for a booking but the referee denies.

  • January 23, 2024 17:22

    Bheke’s cross from the right is too deep and picked up by the keeper Madanieh.

  • January 23, 2024 17:21

    India is asked to save back-to-back corners and it is upto the task. 

  • January 23, 2024 17:20

    SAVED! Apuia gives away the ball in the heart of the field. Hesan takes a long ranger which is saved by Gurpree with a dive to his left. There is a second shot as well which Subhashish blocks.

  • January 23, 2024 17:18

    Almost a fatal confusion in the India box. The ball comes in from the right and Gurpreet and Subhashish nearly collide and hand the ball to Sabbag. 

  • January 23, 2024 17:17

    Subhashish plays a long ball from the back and Manveer runs in behind chasing it. OFFSIDE!

  • January 23, 2024 17:16

    Mahesh is on the left wing but he tries to dribble past one player too many and gets tackled.

  • January 23, 2024 17:15

    India with a spell of possession though it comes in its own half.

  • January 23, 2024 17:14

    Ham tries an audacious long-range shot. It runs comfortably wide of the goal.

  • January 23, 2024 17:13

    Jhinghan gets ahead of Sabbag to intercept a through ball into the Indian penalty area.

  • January 23, 2024 17:12

    Chhangte’s cross from the right side of the field into the box is cleared.

  • January 23, 2024 17:12

    The ball is taken away from Mahesh in the final third.

  • January 23, 2024 17:12

    Apuia with a brilliant body-shield to prevent Oues’ ball in the box from getting to his teammate.

  • January 23, 2024 17:09

    Akash Mishra is off on an overlapping run but the pass to him is too long. A Syrian defender gets there before him and clears the ball.

  • January 23, 2024 17:07

    CHANCE FOR SYRIA! A brilliant header from Sabbag which is saved by Gurpreet.

  • January 23, 2024 17:06

    India breaks on a counter after Mahesh wins the ball from a Syrian player high up the field. The ball rolls to Manveer who cannot hold it and gets tackled.

  • January 23, 2024 17:05

    The corner is wasted from India. It tries to play it short but the dribble is out of control and runs out.

  • January 23, 2024 17:04

    SAVED! Mahesh gets a shot at goal from the right and forces a save from the Syrian keeper.

  • January 23, 2024 17:02

    Apuia is fouled near the circle as he turns away with the ball. A free kick for India.

  • January 23, 2024 17:02

    A yellow card for India’s Rahul Bheke for a foul on Hesar.

  • January 23, 2024 17:01

    An attack in the first minute but Chhangte is left chasing the ball before it runs out over the right touchline.

  • January 23, 2024 17:00

    It is the Blue Tigers who get the ball rolling from the centre.

  • January 23, 2024 16:57
    National anthems done

    We’re done with the national anthems and will have the ball rolling soon. Both teams get into a team huddle before the start.

  • January 23, 2024 16:54
    Time for football!

    The teams are making their way to the middle.

  • January 23, 2024 16:46
    Syria with clear intent
  • January 23, 2024 16:33
    India vs Syria - Previous matches

    India 2-3 Syria - Nehru Cup - August 2007

    India 1-0 Syria - Nehru Cup - August 2007

    India 0-1 Syria - International Friendly - August 2009

    Syria 1-1 India - International Friendly - August 2009

    India 2-1 Syria - International Friendly - August 2012

    India 1-1 Syria - Intercontinental Cup - July 2019

  • January 23, 2024 16:30

    India: Gurpreet, Bose, Bheke, Jhingan, Mishra, Apuia, Tangri, Chhangte, Mahesh, Manvir, Chhetri.

    Syria: Madanieh, Alajaan, Krouma, Ousou, Oues, Ramadan, Ham, Elias, Alaswad, Sabbag, Hesar

  • January 23, 2024 16:27
    Syria in contention too

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  • January 23, 2024 16:24
    A view of the Al Bayt
  • January 23, 2024 16:22
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  • January 23, 2024 16:17
    AFC Asian Cup Points Table

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  • January 23, 2024 16:14
    India vs Syria Head to Head Record

    Played: 6 | India: 3 | Syria: 2 | Draw: 1

  • January 23, 2024 16:06
    Can India still make it to the knockouts?

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  • January 23, 2024 16:02
    Here is India’s playing lineup
  • January 23, 2024 15:56

    When and where will the India vs Syria AFC Asian Cup 2023 match kick-off?

    The India vs Syria AFC Asian Cup 2023 match will kick-off at 5 PM IST, Tuesday, January 23 at the Al Bayt in Qatar. 

    Where can you watch the India vs Syria AFC Asian Cup 2023 match?

    The India vs Syria AFC Asian Cup 2023 match will be live telecasted on the Sports18 network. 

    The match will also be live streamed on the Jio Cinema app and website.

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