After Bahrain, India loses to Belarus in an international football friendly

India conceded three second-half goals to suffer a disappointing 0-3 loss to Belarus in their second international football friendly match in Manama on Saturday. (More Football News)

India had lost to Bahrain 1-2 in their first international friendly match in Manama on Wednesday.

Bykau Artsem (48th minute), Salavei Andrei (68th) and Hramyka Valery (90+2) were the scorers for Belarus, which is 10 places above India in the FIFA ranking at 94th.

India did well in the first session as they kept Belarus at bay, but lost ground in the second session, which should be a cause for concern for head coach Igor Stimac, with just over two months to go in the round. Asian Cup qualifying final in Calcutta in June.

Hormipam Ruivah made his debut for India.

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