The Indian national team lost its second preparation match ahead of the AFC Challenge Cup 2012. The Indian team led by Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh went down 0-3 to Azerbaijan.
India conceded once again an early goal, when Vüqar Nadirov took advantage of a mistake by keeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury.
The Caucasian side coached by former Germany manager Berti Vogts increased their lead moments before the lemon break. Mahir Şükürov converted a penalty kick, after Raju Eknath Gaikwad brought down an Azerbaijani player in the Indian box.
Substitute Nizami Hacıyev sealed the victory for the former Soviet country in the 84th minute.
International Friendly Match
at „The Sevens“ Stadium, Dubai (UAE)
INDIA 0-3 AZERBAIJAN
0-1 Vüqar Nadirov (3′)
0-2 Mahir Şükürov (43′, pen)
0-3 Nizami Hacıyev (84′)
25-Subhasish Roy Chowdhury; 22-Syed Rahim Nabi, 19-Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh [C], 3-Raju Eknath Gaikwad, 26-Gurjinder Kumar Singh; 32-Reisangmi Vashum (Lalrindika Ralte), 45-Manish Maithani (Jewel Raja Sheikh), 17-Adil Ahmed Khan (Lenny Rodrigues), 27-Francis Fernandes (Lester Mark Fernandes); 18-Sushil Kumar Singh, 9-Joaquim Abranches (Manandeep Singh)
1-Kamran Ağayev; 2-Rail Məlikov, 3-Aqil Nəbiyev, 4- Mahir Şükürov, 6-Rəşad Sadiqov, 11-Rauf Əliyev, 13-Hacı Əhmədov, 14-Rəşad Sadıqov [C], 15-Ruslan Abışov, 17-Vüqar Nadirov, 26-Vüqar Əsgərov
42′ Raju Eknath Gaikwad (India)