In the group A Azerbaijan beat India. Caucasians increased their advantage step by step and though first time ended 20:15, at the 19th minute of the second half they already were 16 goals up. The final score was 45:29.
The Man of the Match from Azerbaijan was Sabir Nazaralyev, who scored 10 goals and the best player of India was the scorer of 7 goals Naveen Singh.
The coach of India, Sindhu Shivaji: The first match was not good for us. First half was better then second. Players of Azerbaijnan were faster. Our team is not experienced. For us this is the first international competition.
Sabir Nazaralyev, the player of the match (Azerbaijan): I want to thank boys. The whole team played well. Rivals were older. We have to improve our game in defence.