Hyderabad, Oct 14 (UNI) India broke their losing streak by beating Afghanistan 1-0 in their last group match to book a quarter-final berth in the men's football competition of the 4th Military World Games here today.
The hosts, who had earlier lost to Brazil 0-3 and to Qatar 0-1 in their earlier group ties scored through Ngurialal in the fifth minute and held on to the lead to come out victorious.
With the win, India collected three points from three outings and finished third in the four-team Group B of the competition, started four days before the formal opening of the mega event later this evening.
In other Group B match, Qatar beat Brazil 3-1 while in Group A, last Games' runners up Egypt thrashed Ireland 7-0 and Guinea Republic blanked Canada 4-0.
In Group C, defending champions North Korea defeated Germany 3-1 to send the European country packing from the tournament Egypt, Ireland and Guinea Republic moved into the quarter-finals from Group A, Brazil, Qatar and India did the same from Group B while North Korea and Cameroon made it to the last eight from Group C.