India took on Syria in their last league match of the ongoing AFC Asian Cup 2023; both teams played this match at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. The game looked quite competitive in the first half of the match as both teams were at the scores of 0 each at the end of the first half of the match.
Even in the second half, both teams denied each other scoring a Goal by the 76th minute of the match. But then came a brilliant move from Omar Khrbin who scored a brilliant goal on a right-footed shot straight from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. This amazing Goal in Syria’s favour was assisted by Ibrahim Hesar.
With this amazing effort from Khrbin, Syria took a lead of 1-0 in the score line and they maintained it till the end of the full-time match and the final whistle from the referee.
India faced a winless exit from the AFC Asian Cup 2023
Notably, it was the third consecutive loss for the men in blue in the AFC Asian Cup 2023; earlier they lost against Uzbekistan by 0-3 in their second match on Thursday, January 18, 2024. Before that, they lost to Australia in their campaign opener by 0-2 on Saturday, January 13, 2024, played at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan).
India finished winless in the AFC Asian Cup 2023, losing all three matches in a row, they ended up at the fourth spot in the points table of Group B. Syria finished at the third spot of Group B’s points table with a win, a loss and a match ended in a draw. Australia and Uzbekistan ended up at the top two spots with, the latter secured one with two draws. On the other hand, Australia were the table toppers, with two wins and a draw, securing 7 points after the group stage.
Here’s how fans reacted to India’s third consecutive loss in AFC Asian Cup 2023:
India must sack their coach. @IndianFootball . The three matches India were not even a threat in the opponent's half. 0 goals. No attacking tactics. No possession. Poor. #indianfootball #syrvind #asiancup2023 #AFCAsianCup— Vinny (@footyvinny) January 23, 2024
Even after being with the Indian Team for so long Igor is still experimenting, he still doesn't have a perfect starting 11, and that's the reason we have lost again today. #SYRvIND #AsianCup2023 #BlueTigers— Fahad Shaikh 🧉 (@FahadShaikh003) January 23, 2024
Indian Football Team is still depend on 39yrs old Sunil Chhetri his bad game means India's bad game, the questions is who'll after Chhetri?— Tank Pratham (@Pratham3Tank) January 23, 2024
Forget about Chhetri bro, till now India doesn't have even replacement of Jeje #IndianFootball #SYRvIND pic.twitter.com/gQ1Kaw2qts
Not even a single goal scored #SYRvIND— Paritosh Singh (@MrParitoshSingh) January 23, 2024