Soccer-Lebanon beat India on aggregate in World Cup qualifier

NEW DELHI Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:43pm GMT

NEW DELHI Oct 30 (Reuters) - Lebanon reached the next round of the 2010 World Cup Asian zone qualifiers on aggregate on Tuesday after a 2-2 draw against hosts India in the return leg of the first round in Goa.

Faisal Antar scored both of Lebanon's second-half goals as the team went through 6-3 on aggregate, having won 4-1 in the first leg at home on Oct. 9.

Sunil Chetri gave India a 1-0 halftime lead but his side were reduced to 10 men after goalkeeper Subrata Pal was sent off in the 69th minute.

Captain Bhaichung Bhutia scored in the dying stages to achieve the draw.

The match was postponed from Sunday and switched from Chennai to Margao, Goa, because of heavy rain.

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