India’s equaliser by Lallianzuala Chhangte towards Malaysia was disallowed regardless of the ball rolling into the web within the semifinal of the Merdeka Cup on the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Malaysia on Friday.
India, trailing 1-3 at half-time, began its comeback with a aim by Sunil Chhetri and continued to play on the offensive, to virtually discover the equaliser within the 57th minute.
Sahal Abdul Samad, who has been in blistering type with Mohun Bagan Super Giant, bought the ball to Chhangte on his proper, who lower in to shoot previous Ahmad Syihan Hazmi Bin Mohamed, the goalkeeper of Malaysia. The ball beat him, to roll into the web, by the legs of the goalie, shortly after which it was kicked out by the Malaysian defence.
The Indian gamers vehemently protested towards the choice, requesting the on-field referee Mongkolchai Pechhri to evaluate the choice, after speaking to the linesmen. But the official from Thailand determined to stay to his choice.
Refereeing selections towards India
This will not be the primary time a significant refereeing choice has gone towards the Blue Tigers. In the earlier FIFA worldwide window, the place India performed Iraq within the King’s Cup, a late penalty name went towards India.
The penalty was later transformed by Aymen Hussein of Iraq, which pressured the match into penalties, with the rating 2-2 at on the finish of regulation time.