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November 15, 2013 6:00 PM IST
Kanchanjangha Stadium — Siliguri
Referee:‬ S. Pandey‎
 
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Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri
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India 1-1 Philippines: The Blue Tigers register a well contested draw

Captain Sunil Chhetri got on the score sheet but his goal was cancelled out by Philip Younghusband as the two sides could only manage a draw.

India vs Philippines International Friendly
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By Anselm Noronha with Sanjeewan Mani at the stadium

India drew 1-1 with Philippines in an international friendly held at the Kanchanjangha Stadium in Siliguri on Friday evening. A Sunil Chhetri goal in the 41st minute was cancelled out by Philip Younghusband in the very next minute as the two sides were made to settle for a draw.

India coach Wim Koevermans made as many as six changes to the side that started in the SAFF (South Asian Football Federation) Championship final with Aibor Khongjee being handed a debut.

Hans Michael Weiß started with Philip Younghusband and Jeffrey Mallen Christiaens in attack, with Stephan Schrock back in the side after missing the friendly against United Arab Emirates which they lost 4-0.

The home side dominated proceedings early on as Sunil Chhetri tested the Filipino goalkeeper Roland Muller first in the 11th minute and again in the 28th minute when the Indian skipper saw his shot saved and the rebound sent wide by Francis Fernandes.

Philippines had a few chances of their own but Philip Younghusband was stopped in his tracks by a vital tackle put in by Khongjee at the half-hour mark.

Minutes later, Partick Reichelt's header was kept out by India goalkeeper Karanjit Singh while Schrock was marked well by the Indian defense.

India took the lead in the 41st minute when a Mehtab Hossain corner from the left was met by a powerful header from Chhetri which found the back of the net.

However, the visitors equalised in the very next minute as a stinging shot from Philip Younghusband on the edge of the box flew past the Indian custodian.

Philippines looked to take the upper hand in the second half, but Koevermans' men remained composed at the back.

In the 70th minute, Schrock played a one-two with Philip Younghusband while the latter's shot on the turn was easily collected by Karanjit Singh.

Weiß's side could have pulled off a winner a minute before regulation time when Philip Younghusband's shot bounced back from Karanjit's hands, while Reichelt's attempt off the rebound drifted wide.

The Indian custodian had to remain alert to the repeated encroachments made by the away team, but had a well-organised defense that absorbed the pressure.

India also had a last minute opportunity to bag the winner in injury time, but substitute Jeje Lalpekhlua headed over after the chance was created by Clifford Miranda.


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India

1
Karanjit Singh
Goalkeeper
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2
Aibor Khongjee
Defender
82′ 88′
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3
Arnab Mondal
Defender
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12
Denzil Franco
Defender
 - 
5
Gurjinder Kumar
Defender
 - 
30
Francis Fernandes
Midfielder
 - 
15
Clifford Miranda
Midfielder
47′
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24
Lenny Rodrigues
Midfielder
 - 
14
Mehtab Hossain
Midfielder
 - 
9
Robin Singh
Striker
75′
 - 
11
Sunil Chhetri
Striker
41′
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Philippines

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Roland Müller
Goalkeeper
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-
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Rob Gier
Defender
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-
 - 
21
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-
J. Guirado
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
17
 - 
-

Substitutes

1
 - 
2
 - 
12
 - 
14
 - 
42
Narayan Das
Midfielder
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20
 - 
25
Rocus Lamare
Midfielder
 - 
31
C.K. Vineeth
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

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Patrick Deyto
Goalkeeper
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Marwin Angeles
Midfielder
63′
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-
 - 
3
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
9
Patiño
Striker

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
A. Pulido A. Pulido
Striker
Tigres
4 0
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
3 0
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
3 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
2 0
Ivica Olic Ivica Olic
Striker
Wolfsburg
2 0