A valiant Indian football Team went down fighting 0-2 against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their second league match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 campaign in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Khaflan Mubarak’s struck in the 41st minute after which Ali Mabkhout put the game to bed in 88th min for UAE and ensured that the host country continues their dominance over the Blue Tigers. '
However, Sunil Chhetri and his boys fought hard and did not surrender until the final whistle, defending with their lives and committing to every tackle. But despite having more number of shots on goal and hitting the bar twice India had to succumb to a bitter defeat. With this win UAE rocket to the top of the table with four points in two games. India at least needs to secure a draw against Bahrain to stay in the race for the round of 16.