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AFC TEAMS
1. India
2. Sri Lanka
3. Yemen
4. Cambodia
5. Chinese Taipei
6. Timor-Leste
7. Nepal
8. Macau
9. Pakistan
10 Mongolia
11.Brunei
12.Bhutan
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GROUP - D (TABLE)
TEAM  M  W   D  L   GF   GA   GD  P   						
Iran  8  6   2  0   26   3   +23  20   
Oman  8  4   2  2   11   7   +4   14		 		 	 
Turk  8  4   1  3   10   11  -1   13	  	 
Guam  8  2   1  5   3    16  -13  7 		   
India 8  1   0  7   5    18  -13  3 
  
  GROUP - D ( FULL FIXTURES)  

11.06.2015  : Guam         ---  1-0  --- Turkmenistan 
11.06.2015  : India        ---  1-2  --- Oman
 IND : Sunil Chhetri 26'
 OMAN : Said 1', Al Hosni 40-Pen
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16.06.2015  : Guam         ---  2-1  --- India 
 GUM : Mcdonald 37', Nicklaw 62'
 IND : Sunil chhetri 90+3 

16.06.2015  : Turkmenistan ---  1-1  --- Iran
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03.09.2015  : Iran         ---  6-0  --- Guam
03.09.2015  : Oman         ---  2-1  --- Turkmenistan
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08.09.2015  : Guam         ---  0-0  --- Oman

 08.09.2015  : India    ---  0-3  --- Iran 
 IRN : Azmoun 28', Teymourian 46',Taremi 49'
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08.10.2015  : Turkmenistan ---  2-1  --- India 
 TUK  : Guwanc Abylow 8', Amanov 66'
 IND  : Jeje 30'

08.10.2015  : Oman         ---  1-1  --- Iran
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13.10.2015  : Turkmenistan ---  1-0  --- Guam

13.10.2015  : Oman         ---  3-0  --- India 
 OMAN : Mubarak 55', Al-Muqbali 67', 84' 
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12.11.2015  : Iran         ---  3-1  --- Turkmenistan
12.11.2015  : India        ---  1-0  --- Guam  
 IND  : Robin Singh
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17.11.2015  : Guam         ---  0-6  --- Iran
 IRN  :Taremi 12', 63', Kamyabinia 32', Rezaeian 49', Shojaei 52' (pen.), Ansarifard 53'


17.11.2015  : urkmenistan  ---  2-1  --- Oman
 TUR  : Geworkýan 40', Muhadow 67' 	
 OMN  : Al-Ghassani 70'

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24.03.2016  : Iran      ---  4-0  --- India 
 IRN  : Ehsan Haji (33rd and 66th), Sardar Azmoun (61st) Alireza Jahan (78th) 

24.03.2016  : Oman	   ---  1-0  --- Guam
 OMN  : Mubarak 53' 	
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29.03.2016  : India        ---  1-2  --- Turkmenistan  
 IND  : Sandesh Jingham 26'
 TUR  : Amanov Arslan 47', Atayev Serdarali 69'

29.03.2016  : Iran         ---  2-0  --- Oman 
 IRN  : Azmoun 16', 23' 	


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PREVIEW : INDIA GEAR UP TO FACE 'DIFFICULT' TURKMENISTAN



07.10.2015 : AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The colours of the Stadium nearby changes every minute! Still in awe, you discover the next minute the colours of the lights of the adjacent Building are also changing every minute.

At the Official Pre-Match Media Interaction ahead of India’s Russia 2018 World Cup Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 match against Turkmenistan, National Coach Stephen Constantine mentions about the “difficult task at hand.” We are aware of the difficult task. Turkmenistan had a fantastic result against Iran. It speaks about the ability and determination of the team,” he stated.

“Iran are a super power in Asia and we always respect a Team which managed to get a point from them,” he added. “So we expect a very difficult game. The past may be hinting at something different but Turkmenistan are a much improved side in the last few years.”The history books suggest that the two Teams have played five matches among themselves with both sides having won two each while the other ended in a draw.

However, in age-group Competitions including the Busan 2002 Asiad (where three Senior Players over the age of 23 were allowed), India have won twice in comparison to Turkmenistan winning once.“We have watched some videos of Turkmenistan. They are very strong at Home. We played against Iran at Home in our last match and stay aware of Iran’s might even when they play away. And Turkmenistan held Iran at Home,” Sunil Chhetri opines.

“We respect Turkmenistan. We have even watched the video of their match against Oman. They have some talented Players,” he further pronounced. “But we are ready for that.”The bad news stays that with a couple of Players undergoing last minute fitness Tests, Constantine hasn’t been able to zero down on his Playing XI as yet.

“We are also missing Dhanpal Ganesh who was injured in the last match against Iran,” Chhetri maintains.You look around in the City and you will find more lamp posts in Ashgabat than people and cars put together. And, however, hard you may try you won’t be able to spot a single piece of dirt anywhere -- it’s Mission Impossible; a fact which Chhetri speaks about in the Media Interaction.

“It's just so clean around,” he smiles. “The buildings are all white. It’s lovely being here,” he says in one breath.Immediately after, the fact that India haven’t been able to garner a point as yet crops up.

“We have played three games till now – two at Home and one away. We gave everything which we had in the three games and we are improving with every given day,” Chhetri quips.“Let’s not forget that we are a young side and we want to take points from this match like we want to take points from every match we play. But we are taking one match at a time.”

The Indians would have to battle against a hostile crowd of over 20000 in the match.“We have a capacity of 25000 and we are expecting a full House,” someone from the Local Organisers inform.But there will be some support for India too as the Honourable Ambassador of India Dr. TV Nagendra Prasad will be coming to cheer. Members from the Indian community are also expected to wave the Tri Colour from the stands.

Constantine reiterates that he is trying to “build a Team for the future.”“We have some injuries in our squad and we know our sttengths and we are ready,” he declares.At a distance, the changing colours by then has grabbed the attention of the entire contingent.Just changing colours? Or is it symbolic of a change in fortunes? The Indian National Team desperately waits for it.


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29.03.2016 : India --- 1-2 --- Turkmenistan
IND : Sandesh Jingham 26'
TUR : Amanov Arslan 47', Atayev Serdarali 69'

In what was a tale of two halves, India lost lead and match to go down 1-2 in their Russia 2018 World Cup Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 match against Turkmenistan at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Tuesday (March 29).

After a Sandesh Jhingan header off a Narayan Das free-kick had put the Men in Blue ahead in the 26th minute, the Indians despite holding onto the lead in the first half tended to get a bit casual and eventually paid the price in the second. Not to forget that had not Turkmenistan missed a penalty, it would have been worse. National Coach Stephen Constantine didn’t hide his disappointment in the Official post-match Media Interaction.

“There are no excuses. To be honest, we started very poorly and if we look at ourselves, we got exactly what we deserved from the game,” he admitted. “Halicharan was carrying a knock from the match against Iran so we had to patch up some areas. The boys could not do their best,” he added. Maintaining possession seemed an impossible task for the Men in Blue, even at the pedestrian pace at which they played.

“Our stats suggest that a Player gave away the Ball 17 times. You cannot do that at any level, and here we are playing at the International level,” Constantine informed. The weather in Kochi was humid but as the match progressed Turkmenistan, much to everyone’s surprise seemed to be more at home than India.

“We need to take a look at ourselves and see what and how we can get better. Perhaps, we gave more than we had in the match against Iran and maybe, four days later we can’t cope with two matches being played after four days,” he stated. “The GPSs suggest that the fitness levels in the second half were considerably down from what we had in the first half but we didn’t play well in either half.”

India were further dented by the absence of Sunil Chhetri who was confined to the bench. “I am not the kind of Coach to play a Player who is injured. He is recovering from injury that’s he had for quite some time. I could have easily played for the last 15 minutes but that would have risked him for the next six months,” Constantine echoed.

Besides Chhetri, the Men in Blue also missed the services of Robin Singh, 2015 AIFF Player of the Year Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Aiborlang Khongjee, Dhanpal Ganesh and Bikash Jairu. But as Constantine admitted, “there are no excuses.”

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08.10.2015 : TURKMENISTAN 2-1 INDIA ( FT )
IND : Jeje 30'
TUR : Abylow 8, Amanov 66'

IND : Gurpreet, Preetam, Sandesh, Arnab, Narayan, Francis, Lyndoh, Sehnaz, Robin, Jeje, Sunil.

TURK : Oraz - Mamed, Saparov, Serder, Atayev, Shohrat, Amanov, Bahtiyar, Arthur, Abylov, Astanov, Muhadov.

FULL TIME : India lost 1-2 away to Turkmenistan.
90': 4 minute added time.
84': CHANGE-INDIA: 6-Bikash Jairu in 15-Francis Fernandes Ou.
83': 7 minutes more to end of the schedule time.
FIFA Rankings : INDIA 167 :: 155 Turkmenistan
75': Still India is trailing 1-2.
68': Change - India 22-Rowilson in 18-Sehnaz out. .
66': GOOALL : 2-1 to Turkmenistan, Scored by Jersey 7 - Amanov..
60': Blue Dress India and white dress Turkmenistan Still 1-1.
46': Change - India 19-M'wia in and 2 Narayan out.
46': 2nd half match starts.
HT : Turkmenistan(Guwanc Abylow) 1-1 India.(Jeje)
45': 2 minute added time.
43': A Long ranger of Preetam went wide over the cross bar.
40': SCORE LINE: TURK 1-1 INDIA
40': Turkmenistan's free kick deflected Indian wall. No score.
32': SUBROTO CUP U17 RESULT : East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan -- RESULT HERE
head 2 head
03/08/08 : AFC Challenge Cup --> India 2-1 Turkmenistan
25/03/11 : AFC Challenge Cup --> Turkmenistan 1-1 India
19/02/10 : AFC Challenge Cup --> Turkmenistan 1-0 India
30/09/02 : Asian games --> Turkmenistan 1-3 India
07/12/98 : Asian games --> Turkmenistan 3-2 India
30': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL: 1-1. Jeje equalized the score line as he lobbed the ball over Turk keeper when the ball deflected.
18': Still Turkmenistan is leading 1-0.
8': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to Turkmenista. Jersey 10- Guwanc Abylow scored.
1': Match starts.
 head 2 head  
03/08/08 : AFC Challenge Cup --> India 2-1 Turkmenistan 25/03/11 : AFC Challenge Cup --> Turkmenistan 1-1 India 19/02/10 : AFC Challenge Cup --> Turkmenistan 1-0 India 30/09/02 : Asian games --> Turkmenistan 1-3 India 07/12/98 : Asian games --> Turkmenistan 3-2 India
FIFA Rankings : INDIA 167 :: 155 Turkmenistan

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