India played a draw against Syria 1-1 in the last group stage match of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad at EKA Arena on Tuesday.
India started the match on an attacking note with striker Udanata Singh's cross the in early minutes rang the warning bells for the Syrian defense but the ball did not find Sunil Chhetri in the box. Syrian Almarmour had the opportunity to take a lead in the match but he shot wide. India continued attacking in the first half but were unable to find the opener.
A frantic half, where both teams had a flurry of chances, could not result in any goal as both teams fluffed in front of goal.
In the second half, Narender Ghelot struck for India, putting them in the lead -- his thumping header found the back of the net off the cross of Anirudh Thapa in the 51st minute.
Against the run of play, Syria were awarded a penalty in the 78th minute, and Firas made the most out of it, equalising the opponent's deficit to make the scoreline read 1-1.
India ended their Intercontinental Cup campaign with two loses and one draw.
In the final match of the tournament, DPR Korea will face Tajikistan on July 19.