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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Australia vs India Live Score Information: AFC Asia Cup 2011

(Australia-4/India-0)

90+3 Minutes: Australia won the opening match by 4-0.

90+2 Minutes: Australia is just passing the time.

90 Minutes: 3 minutes additional time.

88 Minutes: Australia went for another attack but nothing has happend. Goalkeeper saved anotehr goal brilliantly.

85 Minutes: Bad luck for India. They failed another easy chance to make score.

84 Minutes: India went for another attack but failed to make score.

82 Minutes: India will surely loss the match.

78 Minutes: India changed another player.

77 Minutes: India needs to score 4 goals which looks impossible.

74 Minutes: Free kick for India but they could not score any goal.

73 Minutes: Goal kick for Australia.

70 Minutes: Only 20 minutes left.

65 Minutes: India has no chance to level the score.

64 Minutes: Tim Cahill scored 4th goal for Australia.

63 Minutes: India has changed one player.

62 Minutes: Australia has changed one player.

61 Minutes: India went for another attack but failed to make any score.

58 Minutes: Australia is attacking Indian defense again and again. They are playing in aggressive style.

55 Minutes: Another attack from Australia. But no result.

52 Minutes: Another attack from Australia. Indian defender saved it. Corner kick for Australia.

50 Minutes: Australia went for another attack but could not make any score.

47 Minutes: Throw in for India.

Second half has just started now.

Second half will start after 10 minutes.

45+1 Minutes: Brett Holman scored the 3rd goal for Australia.

45: Minutes: India remained goalless in the first-half.

42 Minutes: India went for attack but it was useless.

40 Minutes: Indian goalkeeper has been injured

37 Minutes: Australia got a corner-kick but Indian goalkeeper saved it. Goal kick for India.

35 Minutes: Both India and Australia went for attack but it was useless.

33 Minutes: India looks much weaker against Australia

31 Minutes: Australia got two corer-kicks in last two minutes. They got an opportunity to make another score but failed it.

29 Minutes: India got a free-kick. But they failed to take advantage of it.

27 Minutes: India went for another attack but Australian defender saved it.

24 Minutes: Harry Kewell scored the second goal for Australia. He took a long shoot outside the D box and it went inside the net.

23 Minutes: India went for another attack but failed to make score.

20 Minutes: India is trying hard to level the score 1-1.

18 Minutes: Goal kick for India.

India will take on Australia in the opening match of Group C that will kick off on 10th January 2011. This match will be played at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha. The match between these two strong teams will start at 16:15 local time and 13:15 GMT.

Teams: Australia vs India

Group: C

Time: 16:15 local time, 13:15 GMT

Venue: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha

Live TV: ESPN STAR Sports

Live Online Score: LiveScore.com

Indian qualified themselves in the AFC Asian Cup Finals after winning the AFC Challenge Cup in 2008. India will get the taste of playing this sub continental tournament for the first time in over 25 years. For a long time, this South Asian country could not able to qualify for the tournament. They last played in the tournament in 1984.

For the second time, Australia is going to play in the Asian Cup. They made their first appearance in the 2007 Asian Cup as the first non-host nation to qualify for the tournament. However, Australia could move to quarter-final round. In the quarter-final round, they lost to Japan in a penalty shootout.

Both India and Australia will be eyeing to make a winning start with the opening match that will be played on Monday. No doubt, it will be a tough task for both of them. Australia looks strong favorite to win the title. They will get some inspiration for their good performance in the 2006 World Cup and for their top class talent.

India will have to face Australia without their key player, Sushil Kumar, who has been suspended for two matches by the AFC Disciplinary Committee for elbowing an opponent during their 2010 AFC Challenge Cup match against DPR Korea. The AFC Disciplinary Committee informed it to the media in the morning.

Because of his suspension, Sushil Kumar cannot play first two games against Australia and Bahrain in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar.

The absence of Sushil Kumar for the first two matches will put India under huge threat. Now, Indian coach will have to find someone who can successfully replace him in the squad. It is heard that Mohammed Rafi would draft into the squad while Sushil Kumar is left out.

Indian coach, Bob Houghton, may be feeling much pressure for the opening match. However, Bob has two other strikers- Sunil Chhetri and Abhishek Yadav, but captain, Baichung Bhutia, is doubtful for the ongoing tournament. Coach hopes that Baichung will be make his return before South Korea match.

The injury news of Indian captain, Baichung Bhutia, has come as a big shock. News came out that he is almost certain to miss the Asian Cup due to lingering calf injury. Baichung, whom I. M. Vijayan described as "God's gift to Indian football, has been carrying the injury for a while now. He will be replaced by Mohammed Rafi in the 23 member squad.

It will be the first ever meeting for both India and Australia in the AFC Asian Cup. Outside of this tournament, these two teams have met each other 11 times so far where India won six matches and Australia got victory in four matches while one match ended in a draw.

They are going to meet each other almost 41 years after as they last met each other in 1970 in the group stage of the Merdeka Cup in Kuala Lumpur which India won by 2-0.

No doubt, fans can see a tough game between India and Australia as both of them will try their best to win the opening match. There is hardly any possibility for team India to win the match against Australia.

Do you think India can win the opening match?

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