Syria vs India AFC Asian Cup 2024 Highlights | Heartbreak for The Blue Tigers as they are knocked out of the competition following a 0-1 loss against Syria

Substitute Omar Khribin's only strike made all the difference in the Syria vs India clash as India are knocked out of the competition without even scoring a goal.

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Syria vs India AFC Asian Cup 2024 Highlights | Heartbreak for The Blue Tigers as they are knocked out of the competition following a 0-1 loss against Syria

Syria vs India: Omar Khribin scored the winner for Syria against The Blue Tigers in the AFC Asian Cup Image - Getty

  • Jan 23, 2024 19:24 IST

    The Blue Tigers finish their AFC Asian Cup campaign with three losses in as many defeats, and to add to their woes they finish without scoring a single goal across three matches. For Syria, this 1-0 win would give them hopes of progressing to the round of 16. 

    This was Abishek Goswami bringing you all the highlights of the Syria vs India AFC Asian Cup 2024 match. I hope you will enjoy the highlights from the LIVE Blog below. Until next time, thank you.

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  • Jan 23, 2024 19:03 IST
    AFC Asian Cup 2024: Syria (1) vs India (0) | Full Time

    The referee blows the full-time whistle and Syria emerges as the winner of this highly intense clash against India in the Al Bayt Stadium. Substitute Omar Khribin's only strike makes all the difference between the two sides. Syria are through, most likely with four points. Australia finishes with seven points at the top and Uzbekistan with five points at the second spot. India finish bottom of this group with zero points and zero goals.



  • Jan 23, 2024 19:00 IST
    Syria (1) vs India (0) | 90+6'

    Akash leads India on a counter but Weiss recovers. Mishra then sends a ball back into the box but Madania grabs it and dives spectacularly.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:54 IST
    7 minutes of additional time | 90'



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:53 IST
    Free Kick for India | 89'

    Udanta gets fouled and India wins a free kick. Thapa sends a cross from the set-piece but Bheke heads it harmlessly wide.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:50 IST
    India are in search of their equaliser | 85'

    India are pressing high, while Syria are defending, and protecting their lead.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:46 IST
    Syria (1) vs India (0) | 80'

    India are unable to get a hold of the ball. They must show composure on the ball and try to create something in the next 10 minutes.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:39 IST
    Omar Khribin scores and the crowd goes wild | What a moment for him and what a moment for Syria!! | 76'

    Mishra loses the ball in the other half. Syria moves it at pace to the left to Heras who cuts it back to Khribin's feet. Khribin fakes Bheke out and unleashes a superb shot that goes past Gurpreet. Simply a sensational finish from Syria's first Asian Player of the Year and the crowd goes crazy at the Al Bayt Stadium.

    Syria vs India: Omar Khribin scores for Syria and they have taken the lead in the game  Image - Getty
    Syria vs India: Omar Khribin scores for Syria and they have taken the lead in the game Image - Getty



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:38 IST
    Bose is a wall | 74'

    Weiss gets past Mishra but once again Bose comes into the rescue.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:32 IST
    Ramadan's duty is over for today | 68'

    Ramadan fires into space down the left and unleashes a close-range shot at the side netting. That's it for Ramadan, as he gets subbed off for Dali.

    69' | More injury concern for India as Gurpreet is down holding his groin. He is receiving the medical attention now.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:31 IST
    Sahal is right into action | 66'

    Chhetri wins the possession back at the edge of the box and sets it up for Sahal but his shot gets blocked by Elias.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:29 IST
    Substitution for India | 64'

    Sahal Abdul Samad replaces Manvir while Suresh comes in for Tangri. The crowd welcomes Sahal and Suresh with a huge round of applause and cheering.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:25 IST
    What a miss! | 63'

    Akash Mishra goes on a dribble and Hesar takes the ball off him before sending it into the far post towards Omar Khribin who smashes a header onto the roof of the net.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:19 IST
    Free Kick for India | 58'

    Manvir wins a foul in the Syrian half and the referee blows the whistle for an Indian free kick. Manvir wins the first header from the set-piece, but the ref once again blows the whistle but this time against Manvir as he commits a foul in the process of winning the header.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:18 IST
    What a chance for India! | 54'

    Ahmad Madania, the Syrian keeper almost gifts a goal to India. The keeper comes out for a cross and drops it at the feet of Chhangte. But the defenders force him wide and ultimately India wins a corner.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:12 IST
    What a block by Bose! | 50'

    Omar Khribin moves into a dangerous area. Hesar heads the ball towards Khirbin who turns brilliantly to shoot at goal, but Bose pulls off another huge block.



  • Jan 23, 2024 18:06 IST
    AFC Asian Cup 2024: Syria (0) vs India (0) | Second Half Kick Off

    The second half begins awfully as Jhingan is injured again and has to leave the field immediately. Nikhil Poojary will replace him.

    One change for both sides in the second half before Jhingan made it two. Udanta on for Mahesh for India.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:52 IST
    AFC Asian Cup 2024: Syria (0) vs India (0) | Half Time

    Manvir wins a header and Chhetri takes a touch before unleashing a shot but it goes off-target. And that's it for the first half action. The referee blows the half-time whistle and it ends all square in the Al Bayt Stadium.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:50 IST
    5 minutes of additional time | 45'

    Jhingan is back on the pitch after receiving some treatment and he is right into action with a good clearance.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:48 IST
    Jhingan is down with an injury | 44'

    Sabbag and Jhingan go toe-to-toe as Sabbag chases a good ball into the box. Jhingan denies the Syrian striker but twists his knee in the process. He is receiving medical attention at the moment.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:43 IST
    Another Free Kick for Syria | 40'

    Bose brings down Alaswad with a nasty tackle and it's a free kick for Syria.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:39 IST
    Double save from Gurpreet | 39'

    Ramadan cuts back and smashes a lovely curler at goal but Gurpreet punches it clear the rebound goes back to Syria and Gurpreet has to punch it clear once again. Syria are looking threatening but India holds onto it.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:38 IST
    Syria keeping possession | 36'

    Chhangte tracks back brilliantly to stop Ramadan's run into the box. Syria are keeping the ball at the moment.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:33 IST
    Chhangte wins a corner for India | 33'

    India races forward on another counter and Apuia takes a shot which gets blocked by Ham. India recycles the ball and ultimately reaches to Chhangte who shows some brilliant skills on the right falk to win India a corner.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:32 IST
    No Penalty | 28'

    Ramadan goes for a shot and Deepak Tangri puts his foot in and Ramadan kicks Tangri's foot. VAR checks, and agrees with the ref's decision. It's just a corner for Syria.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:30 IST
    Yellow Card for Mahesh and Weiss | 26'

    Weiss gets pulled back by Mahesh and he reacts menacingly by going physical with Mahesh. The referee shows yellow to both the players.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:25 IST
    Chhetri misses an open header | 25'

    Manvir races upfield and passes it to Mahesh who whips it in, but the ball deflects off Elias' back and Chhetri misses by an inch to get a touch upon it.

    Syria vs India: Chhetri's reaction says it all  Image - Getty
    Syria vs India: Chhetri's reaction says it all Image - Getty



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:22 IST
    Gurpreet and Bose into rescue | 20'

    Ham catches Apuia off guard and takes a shot from the edge of the box but Gurpreet saves it comfortably. Sabbag runs to receive the rebound and he smashes it towards the goal but Bose comes with a block to deny him.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:18 IST
    Gurpreet rescues again | 18'

    Ham tries to send a superb ball to Pablo Sabbag into the box but Gurpreet reads it perfectly, comes out, and collects the ball. He needs medical attention as he was collided with Sabbag on the process of collecting the ball.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:16 IST
    Shot off target | 14'

    Ezequiel Ham unleashes a powerful shot but it goes off the target.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:14 IST
    Apuia comes into rescue | 11'

    Alaswad looks to send the ball towards the Syrian winger but Apuia reads the play superbly and shields the ball out of play harmlessly.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:09 IST
    Gurpreet comes up with a superb save | 7'

    A superb corner and Sabbag heads it at goal but Gurpreet stops it from going in. What a start to the match!



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:06 IST
    Manvir misses to find Chhetri | 5'

    Mahesh intercepts the ball and starts a counterattack by moving the ball to Manvir who has Chhetri alongside him. Manvir comes 2-on-1 against the Syrian defence but delays his pass and Ousou smartly cuts it out. A huge chance wasted.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:05 IST
    What a chance! | 3'

    Naorem Mahesh is through on goal and the Syria goalkeeper pulls off a brilliant save to deny him and it's a corner for India.

    Nothing comes out from the corner



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:03 IST
    Yellow card for Bheke | 2'

    Yellow for Bheke for a foul on Ramadan.



  • Jan 23, 2024 17:00 IST
    AFC Asian Cup 2024: Syria vs India | First Half Kick-Off

    The first half begins at the Al Bayt Stadium.



  • Jan 23, 2024 16:57 IST
    Time for the National Anthems



    Syria vs India: The Blue Tigers are ready to face Syria  Image - Getty
    Syria vs India: The Blue Tigers are ready to face Syria Image - Getty



  • Jan 23, 2024 16:30 IST
    The match begins in 30 minutes





  • Jan 23, 2024 16:13 IST
    AFC Asian Cup 2024: Syria vs India | Starting Lineups



    Syria

    Madania (GK); Weiss, Ousou, Krouma, Ajan; Al-Aswad, Elias, Ham, Ramadan; Sabbag, Hesar

    India

    Gurpreet (GK); Mishra, Bheke, Jhingan, Bose; Tangri, Apuia; Manvir, Mahesh, Chhangte; Chhetri



  • Jan 23, 2024 13:34 IST
    Possible Starting Lineups

    Sahal may not feature from the start, but Stimac can bring him later in the game.

    India XI (4-5-1): Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK); Nikhil Poojary, Sandesh Jhingan, Rahul Bheke, Akash Mishra; Apuia, Deepak Tangri; Lallianzuala Chhangte, Brandon Fernandes, Naorem Mahesh Singh; Sunil Chhetri.

    Hector Cuper is unlikely to make any changes to his side

    Syria XI (4-2-3-1): Ahmad Madania (GK); Abdul Rahman Weiss, Aiham Ousou, Thaer Krouma, Mouyad Ajan; Mahmoud Al-Aswad, Jalil Elias, Ezequiel Ham, Ammar Ramadan; Pablo Sabbag, Ibrahim Hesar



  • Jan 23, 2024 13:34 IST
    Hector Cuper, the Syria coach ahead of the clash

    "There is an idea that the manager changes players for the sake of rotation, but we need more harmony among the players. This is what we ask them to achieve. We lacked that in the first match. All 26 players should have one focus, one objective. Push and press and try to build up from the low block. We have talented players who will try and control the ball." "I believe the Indian team have the same motivation to win three points. So, we need to be more calm and focused on the match to get the three points and qualify for the first time in our history."



  • Jan 23, 2024 13:34 IST
    Igor Stimac, the Indian coach

    "All three teams are similar, very physical and playing in a similar way. We didn't have many reasons to change our approach. What's interesting about Syria is they use the same 11 players; they have a small bench with two or three changes. They're obviously limited on the bench. We'll try and see how fresh they're going to be tomorrow."



  • Jan 23, 2024 13:34 IST
    Sunil Chhetri, the Indian captain ahead of the Syria vs India match

    "One thing we knew for sure was we would have to deal with their physicality. It wasn't a surprise when we drew Australia, Uzbekistan and Syria. What has helped us is we've had two games against teams that were quite physical. What's more important is we rectify the small mistakes we made. We can't change things completely, but knowing how we fared physically, we need to rectify mistakes. Playing those two teams has given us the experience we need to play physical games."



  • Jan 23, 2024 13:22 IST
    Syria vs India AFC Asian Cup 2024 - Preview

    Syria and India meet to see if either side can secure the three points necessary to push into contention for a Round of 16 place. This will be an exciting and entertaining affair with both teams looking for a victory.

    Syria have their point from a 0-0 draw with Uzbekistan while India have not yet managed to avoid defeat in their opening two Group B matches. As a result, Australia and Uzbekistan have already secured a place in the Round of 16.

    With plenty of places still available in the third-place table, both these sides will consider themselves still in contention. Syria have an outside shot of finishing second if they beat India by a 4-goal margin and Uzbekistan finds themselves thrashed by Australia by a 3 or more goal margin.

    Also Read: How can India still reach knockouts in AFC Asian Cup 2023?



  • Jan 23, 2024 13:22 IST
    Match Details

    • Fixture: Syria vs India: AFC Asian Cup 2024

    • Date: January 23

    • Time: 5:00 PM (IST)

    • Venue: Al Bayt Stadium

    • Live Telecast: Sports18 and Jio Cinema



  • Jan 23, 2024 13:22 IST
    Syria vs India: Head-to-Head

    Across six meetings, India have won three, lost two, and drew one.

    • Matches Played: 6

    • Syria won: 2

    • India won: 3

    • Draw: 1

    • No Result: 0



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