Anwar Ali… From almost having to retire from football to scoring for the Indian National team. What a story, what courage, what self belief.
— Anirudh (@AnirudhMenon89) June 14, 2022
— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) June 14, 2022
What a moment for Anwar Ali. 🔥
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10’ – India 1-0 Hong Kong: Needless foul by Suresh Wangjam and the referee is quick to hand out a yellow card. Hong Kong midfielder got the better of the youngster, but Suresh decided to tug on his jersey to hold back the opponent despite him being in his own half and a host of Indian defenders still in the way.
7’ – India 1-0 Hong Kong: Bit end to end so far, but no great chance at goal. Anwar Ali, after the opener in the first minute, has made his presence felt for the Indians in defence, stepping in calmly on many occasions to clear the danger.
1’ – India 1-0 Hong Kong: GOAL FOR INDIA! Corner taken short and the cross comes in from the left. Ashique Kuruniyan goes for the shot but it’s blocked. Ball falls kindly to Anwar Ali, and he makes no mistake. Hits his left-footed…