The Maldives National Football team yesterday lost for the first time during their 2012 Nehru Cup campaign, going down 3-0 to the hosts India in their second match of the current tournament.
India outplayed the Maldivians in wet conditions, with captain Sunil Chhetri scoring either side of the break and another goal coming courtesy of Syed Rahim Nabi.
The Indian skipper also hit the post with an open goal as the Blue Tigers ran out comfortable winners on the night.
The defeat leaves them second in the table with three points following their victory over Nepal last week, although a win for Cameroon tonight against Nepal would see them leapfrogged.
The Maldives will now face Syria on Monday night.