India went on to win the match 4-1 and 34-year-old Chhetri surpassed Lionel Messi to become the second-most prolific global scorer in the list of active players.
Upon replying that they support India, he tells them that's not good, they live in the UAE and should support it.
Indian football team players vie for the ball with UAE players.
After 20 minutes, if we compare the average position of the players of the two sides, UAE only had two players in the Indian half compared to India's seven in the other half.
Skipper Chhetri added: "It was a tight game". Earlier, India, after starting on the front foot, missed a few chances and lost the initiative to the UAE in Abu Dhabi.
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Entering the game after a 1-1 stalemate with Bahrain, UAE required full points full points, and the relief was palpable in their camp when Mubarak broke the deadlock.
UAE midfielder Majed Hassan attempts to tackle India forward Udanta Singh. UAE capitalised on another defensive lapse as Ali Mabkhout doubled their advantage with a fine finish. But our focus now is on the game against India. We expect UAE to be a tough game too. They finished better than us and that made the difference.
Tempers flared when Jehad Al-Baour pulled back Suleiman during play and a shoving match developed on the touchline, egged on by the crowd.
"We have to pick ourselves up from this because no one else is voting to come and do that for us. Discrimination is not acceptable, as we believe in equality of opportunity and meritocracy", the statement said. Courtesy of this win, UAE go top of the Group A while India move to the second spot. I hope it is on our side next game.
When asked whether the Blue Tigers view UAE as their toughest opponents in the group stage, Kotal said: "Before the Thailand game, would anybody have said that it was going to be easy?"
India surprised many with their opening game win.
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Kohli added that the controversy won't affect the team's spirit and momentum which it has been able to create during the tour. The Ad hoc Ombudsman should possess the qualifications required for an Ombudsman under Rule 40 (1) of the BCCI constitution.