New Delhi : Listless in the first half, India fought back in the second session with a spirited display but still lost 2-5 against North Korea to suffer their second consecutive defeat in the Intercontinental Cup football tournament here Saturday. Jong Il Gwan (8th and 29th minute), Sim Hyon Jin (16th), Ri Un Chol (63rd) and Ri Jin (90+2) scored for North Korea while Lallianzuala Chhangte (51st) and captain Sunil Chhetri (61st) reduced the margin for India. The loss put the home side virtually out of reckoning for a berth in the final as they occupy the bottom of the points table. Tajikistan are in the top of the table with six points from two wins while Syria and North Korea have three points each. Defending champions India have an improbable chance of making it to the final if North Korea lose against Tajikistan on July 15.In that situation, the home side will need to beat Syria by nine-goal margin in their final league match on July 16, which is highly unlikely.The top two teams will make it to the final of the four-team tournament. If two or more teams end at same point, the ranking will be decided through goal difference. India now have minus five goal difference while North Korea have zero and Syria plus one. After their 2-4 defeat at the hands of Tajikistan in the opening match on July 7, India were expected to produce a much improved show but they were listless in the first half, conceding three goals.They did produce a dominant performance in the second half, scoring two while also conceding two to lose the match in front of a sizeable crowd which included sports minister Kiren Rijiju at the EKA Stadium.India coach Igor Stimac has insisted that results in this tournament would not matter much as the team prepares for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, and he made as many as nine changes from the starting line-up in the Tajikistan match.Amrinder Singh started at the goal instead of number one choice Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and the likes of Udanta Singh and Sahal Abdul Samad did not start though they were brought in the second half.Just like against Tajikistan, the Indian defence wilted under intense pressure from the North Korean forwards. While the North Koreans struck thrice and had many other chances, India had just one chance in the first half which Chhetri wasted as he failed to keep his running header down.Stimac introduced Chhangte and Udanta in the second half, and also brought in Sahal later. Indian looked like a completely changed side as they controlled the game for most part of the second half. Apart from the two goals they scored in the second half, India could have added more. Sahal, Udanta and Chhetri had chances to score but failed to find the back of the North Korea net. North Korea scored a goal against the run of play and then added another in the injury time. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIn honor of national ‘Get Into Your Sanctuary Day,’ students in Alpena spent hours at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary creating ‘Remotely Operated Vechicles.” “It’s hard work, but after you do it you feel like you really accomplish something and make something good,” Hayden Bacchus said. And that’s just what these students did. Over the course of two days local elementary school students went to work challenging themselves to make ‘Angel Fish Remotely Operated Vehicles.’ During their building camp each student learned how to build an under water vehicle from scratch… “They do all of the wiring, they build all of their frames, they put tools on them and then they practicing piling and then they take them home,” Education Coordinator, Sarah Waters said. Besides seeing their creations come to life and actually work inside of a pool each student revealed their favorite part of the camp. “I liked working with ‘pvc’ pipes,” student Kaitlyn Farley said.Managing to get ROV’s to work was essential so that the students could use their under water vehicle in Lake Huron in the future.“I think it helps connect them to their environment even though it’s technology. They about how robots are used to investigate underwater,” Waters added.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: get into your sanctuary, ROVContinue ReadingPrevious Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department Searching for a Stabbing SuspectNext YAC Advisory’s Travel to the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan for Annual Meeting