India coach Stephen Constantine has resigned following his side's Asian Cup elimination.
India had their hearts broken by an injury-time penalty as Bahrain handed Constantine's side a late 1-0 defeat that knocked them out of the tournament on Monday evening.
"I feel my cycle here is finished. I have left the players here in a much better place than when I arrived," Englishman Constantine said in an emotional post-match press conference.
"I've been here for four years, my objective from day one was to qualify for the AFC Asian Cup. I've done that and I'm exceptionally proud of the players for everything they have given."
India needed a draw to progress beyond the group phase for the first time in their history, but Jamal Rashed's spot kick a minute into injury time gave Bahrain a victory that sees them advance as third place finishers in group A.
They join hosts the United Arab Emirates and Thailand in the round of 16 after the pair played out a 1-1 draw in Al Ain that ensured Alberto Zaccheroni's side took top spot, with the Thais in second thanks to their superior head-to-head record over Bahrain.
Bahrain, with four points from their three games, cannot be surpassed by more than two of the third-placed teams no matter the outcome of the remaining group games.
UAE topped the group with five points from their three games, wile the Thais progressed to the next phase for the first time since 1972.
Mabkhout gave UAE the lead with seven minutes on the clock when he headed in from close range.
The Thais levelled with four minutes remaining in the half when Thitiphan Puangjan slid the ball in.