AFC ASIAN CUP QUALIFIER - 2019
11 U-23 PLAYERS SUMMONED TO PREPARATORY CAMP FOR MACAU
19.09.2017: AIFF PRESS RELEASE : 11 players who represented India in the AFC U-23 Qualifiers in Doha have been named by National Coach Stephen Constantine in the preliminary squad of 28 for India’s forthcoming AFC Asian Cup Qualifier against Macau slated to be held in Bengaluru on October 11, 2017.
The squad will assemble in Mumbai on September 28 with practice scheduled to kick-off the next day. The list of 28 probables stay as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Subrata Paul, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith.
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Lalruatthara, Nishu Kumar, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das.
MIDFIELDERS: Jackichand Singh, Udanta Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Rowllin Borges, Md. Rafique, Anirudh Thapa, Germanpreet Singh, Halicharan Narzary.
FORWARDS: Balwant Singh, Allen Deory, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sunil Chhetri, Hitesh Sharma, CK Vineeth.
05.09.2017 : MACAU 0-2 INDIA (FT)
IND : Balwant Singh 57', 82'
IND : Gurpreet, Pritam, Sandesh, Anas, Narayan, Udanta, E.Lyngdoh, Rowllin, Holicharan, Sunil, Jeje
MAC : Ho Man, Lei Ka, Carlos, Choi, Paulo, Tong, Seng, Hou, Cheng, Le Ka, Hang
REF: Ahmed Faisal(Jordon).
FULL TIME 11 matches unbeaten run continues for India with a fine 2-0 win against Macau.
90'+2':India added one more goal but ruled out due to OFFSIDE
90': 3 minutes to be added on in Macau Olympic Complex.
89':Jackichand's cross, cleared in defence.
86':Players Change in India: Germanpreet in place of Jeje.
85':Holicharan's cross to find Balwant, went just wide.
82':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Balwant scores again for India. Misunderstanding in Macau defence and Balwant capitalise it.
79':Players Change in India: Jackichand in place Udanta.
79':Holicharan's shot, went wide.
78':It's complete India's dominance so far in 2nd half.
75':Macau's move after a long time, Anas cleared it.
74':Udanta's cross, Balwant's another header went over the bar.
72':Rowllin's corner, Balwant's header find side net.
71':Attack through Sunil and Jeje. Defence cleared it. Another corner.
70':Udanta tries one, inches wide.
69':Rowllin's corner, Sunil tries acrobatic but finds Ho Man.
69':Another corner to India.
66':Udanta's cross, blocked.
64':Another corner to India, short corner, cross but Balwant is in OFFSIDE position.
63':Rowllin's corner, cleared in defence.
63':What a strike by Pritam. His long ranger effort and a fine save by Ho Man. Corner to India.
61':Pritam's cross, Balwant's another fine header, went wide.
60':Udanta's cross from right flank, went wide.
58':Sunil's shot, blocked.
57':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Narayan's cross and Balwant's fine header finds the net.
54':Sunil's free kick, went over the bar.
53':Foul against Udanta, free kick to India in a very good position.
50':Pritam's cross, Sunil's header DENIED BY THE POST. Keeper Collect the ball after that.
49':Pritam's cross, Balwant's fine header missed by a whisker.
48':Narayan's cross, Balwant's flick, went wide.
47':Holicharan's cross, blocked and cleared.
47':Jeje's header from cross, went wide.
46':Rowllin's corner, cleared in defence.
46':Second half resumed.
46':Players Change in India: Balwant Singh in place of Eugeneson Lyngdoh.
HALF TIME Score remains goalless at half time between Macau and India.
45':1 minute of added time.
44':Udanta's cross from right, Jeje's flick blocked.
43':Narayan's cross from left flank, cleared in defence.
42':Wide corner, cleared in defence.
41':Holicharan's cross, Sunil's shot, blocked in defence. Corner to India.
39':Narayan's cross from left flank, Jeje's header just over the post.
37':Chance to Sunil with a good one two with Eugeneson, but fine block in Macau defence.
35':Back to back two chance to India, first Eugeneson's long ranger hit the post, rebound chance to Rowllin, straight to Ho Man.
33':Nearly a chance to Jeje, cleared in defence.
32':Narayan's cross to find Jeje, but cleared in defence.
30':Holicharan's shot, straight to keeper Ho Man's hand.
29':Macau's free kick, sails over the bar.
28':Yellow Card to Eugeneson. Free kick to Macau in a very good position.
27':Sunil's shot from 30 yards, went wide.
26':Eugeneson's short corner, cleared in defence.
25':First corner to India.
23':Rowllin's aimless long pass, went wide.
21':Macau's move, cross from right flank, went wide.
15': SCORE: INDIA 0-0 MACAU
11':Eugeneson's shot, straight to keeper's hand.
4': Rowlin to Narayan in left but aimless cross of Narayan went out.
1': India in Blue/Blue and Macau in Green/Green Jersey.
1': Match starts at Macau.
INDIA TEAM LAST 6 MATCH SCORES
Friendly India 3-2 Cambodia Asian Cup QLF India 1-0 Myanmar Friendly India 2–0 Nepal Asian Cup QLF India 1–0 Kyrgyzstan Series India 2-1 Mauritius Series India 1-1 St. Kitts
13.06.2017: INDIA 1-0 KYRGYZSTAN - FT
IND : Sunil Chhetri 68'
MOM ; Sunil Chhetri ( INDIA)
IND : Gurpreet, Pritam, Sandesh, Anas, Narayan, Jackiechand, E.Lyndoh, Rowlin, Holicharan, Sunil, jeje.
KYR : Matiash, amanbek, Alimov, Tamirlan, Viktor, Mirlan, Akhlidin, Vitalij, Baktyier, Farkahat.
FULL TIME : INDIA WIN 1-0 OVER KYRGYZSTAN. SUNIL CHHETRI, THE CAPTAIN SCORED THE ONLY GOAL. IT'S HIS 54TH SCORE FOR INDIAN NATIONAL TEAM. India earned 6 points from 2 matches,
90+4': No score form Corner kick.
90+3': CHANCE TO KYRGYZ but well saved by Gurpreet for Corner.
90+2': OHH ANOTHER CHANCE MISSED - Sunil Missed a chance from one to one with Kyrgyz keeper.
90+1': WHAT A MISS of ROBIN SINGH, Sunil passed him to Visitor's box but Robin missed one to one.
90': INDIA 1-0 KYRGYZSTAN
90': 4 minutes added time.
89': Bikash to Robin in left but it was too fast for Robin.
88': Brilliant clearance of NarayanDas from India Penalty box.
86': Again Sandesh cleared the corner kick of Kyrgyz.
86': Sandesh well cleared a free kick of Visitor.
84': Well defendec by Pritam in right from a movement of Kyrgyz.
82': Robin Singh was offside in right from Bikas Jairu's cross.
80': STILL INDIA IS LEADING 1-0 SCORED BY SUNIL CHHETRI ( 54th GOAL FOR INDIA).
78': REPLACEMENT - INDIA : JEJE OUT and ROBIN SINGH IN
73': REPLACEMENT - INDIA : JACKIE OUT and BIKASH JAIRU IN
70': INDIA 1-0 KYRGYZSTAN
68': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 for India. Superb Goal of Sunil Chhetri, Getting the ball from India Penalty area and moved towards opponent goal beat three defenders and wall passed to jeje in right wing and jeje returned him in box and brilliant right footer push of Sunil.
68': Jeje was fouled but Referee denied.
66': Goal kick for India from a Visitor's movement.
65': REPLACEMENT - INDIA : Rowlin OUT and Rafique IN
60': SCORE LINE 0-0
53': Corner forIndia from a move of Jackichand. Lyndoh's corner kick cleared, No score.
46': Chance for India but missed by Jeje shoot in side net.
46': Starts of 2nd half match.
44': Chane to Kyrgyzstan, Gurpreet Gurpreet saved well a close shot of Farkhat.
33': Jeje Missed a chance from Sunil but Keeper well saved..
30': Chance missed by Jeje from a close.
25': 4th corner for Kyrgyzstan bt no score.
14': Chance to Kyrgyzstan, Mirlan's shot saved by Gurprereet.
10': Free kick for Kyrgyzstan but defendderx of India cleared.
INDIA SR TEAM LAST MATCHES
03.05.2016 : SAFF Final India 2-1 Afghanistan 24.03.2016 : WC QLF Iran 4-0 India 29.03.2016 : WC QLF India 1-2 Turkmenistan 02.06.2016 : Asian Cup QLF Laos 0-1 India 07.06.2016 : Asian Cup QLF India 6-1 Laos 13.06.2016 : Friendly Bhutan 0-3 India 03.09.2016 : Friendly India 4-1 Puerto Rico 22.03.2017 : Friendly Cambodia 2-3 India 28.03.2017 : Asian Cup QLF Myanmar 0-1 India 06.06.2017 : Friendly India 2-0 Nepal
IT'S GOING TO BE A TOUGH CHALLENGE FOR US - STEPHEN CONSTANTINE
AIFF PRESS RELEASE: India are basking in the glory of winning seven matches on a trot but coach Stephen Constantine isn't being complacent ahead of taking on the Kyrgyz Republic tomorrow (June 13, 2017) in their first home match of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers.
One being asked whether being placed 32 places above their opponents will give India a psychological advantage, National Coach Stephen Constantine stated: "I think the ranking comes for a particular reason. But, on the given day, you have to perform on the field. 32 above or below in the FIFA Ranking doesn't decide the result of a football match. Your hard work counts on the pitch."
"It'll be a battle of stamina tomorrow. We are very physical and we think we're strong enough to take them on. We're hard working team. They are a difficult side to break down." Although Constantine sounded confident about his boys, his respect for the opponents was clear as well,"They are an experienced side. They have quality and they have a great experience. As I heard, a lot of players ply their trade in Europe, which is a great sign of their calibre. I expect a very good fight from the. At the end of the day, it's going to be a tough challenge for us."
He informed: "All are available for selection and there's a tough competition for every position." Sunil Chhetri, who was rested against Nepal in the recently-played International Friendly in Mumbai, stated: "I was pretty happy to watch the Nepal game from the stands. Getting a clean sheet is very important and we have done it. A lot of boys were given chances and they executed it very well. We all are ready to give it a shot and I think, it's good for our coach as well."
INDIA WIN AGAINST MYANMAR AWAY
28.03.2017: Myanmar 0-1 India (FT.)
INDIA : Sunil Chhetri 90'
MYM : Thiha, Zaw, David, Yan, Tin, Aung, Kyav, Yan Naing, Phyo, Si thu, Thein.
IND : Gurpreet, Pritam, Sandesh, Anas, Narayan, Jackiechand (Holicharan), E.Lyndoh, Rolwin, Robin (Udanta), Sunil, Jeje
FULL TIME: MYANMAR 0-1 INDIA
90': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to INDIA. 53rd International Goal of Captain Sunil Chhetri. A brilliant right wing run and measured cross of Udanta singh which Sunil pushed intothe goal.
86': Shot of Udanta from Myanmar box went to keeper.
80': STILL SCORE LINE IS 0-0
72': CHANCE TIOINDIA.. CHETTRI TO UDANTA but he was fouled in box no Penalty.
66': Cross of Narayan Das from Chhetri in left went to keeper of Myanmar.
55': SCORE LINE 0-0
55': Long shot of Myanmar went over the cross bar.
46': 2nd half match starts.
HT : SCORE: INDIA 0-0 MYANMAR
45': 1 minute added time.
45': Koko of Myanmar right sided shot beat Gurpreet but went out.
42': C.LYndoh's Shot from Chhetri went wide.
41': Gurpreet savedSi Thu's shot.
40': Free kick to Myanmar in danger area as afoul of Sandesh who saw Yellow Card.
32': INDIA MISSED | Empty net missed by Jackiechand from Robin Singh pass from left.
30': SCORE: INDIA 0-0 MYANMAR
17': Corner for India fromJackichand's close shot which saved by a defender.
25': Another attack of Myanmar, Pritam Kotal well saved sure goal for corner.
24': More and more attack of Myanmar, left sided cross went to Gurpreet.
15': Well attempt of Myanmar from left wing earned a corner from Narayan;s clearance.
14': Jeje's shot just went over the cross bar of Myanmar.
10': Free kick of India Keeper Gurpreet from his out side of the box.
5': SCORE LINE 0-0
1': India in blue and Blue while Myanmar in Red and Red Jersey.
1': Match starts.
Chhetri to captain against Myanmar
AIFF PRESS RELEASE: In pursuit of their Asian dream, India open their campaign in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers UAE 2019 tomorrow (March 28, 2017) when Stephen Constantine’s men take on Myanmar in Yangon. The match is slated to kick-off at IST 5PM.
At the Official Pre-Match Press Conference, Head Coach Stephen Constantine said: “India can beat anybody on their day. But that does not mean that you cannot have a bad day. Sometimes there are good days sometimes there are bad days. That is Football.”
“The Players have worked very hard to prepare for the game against Myanmar and it will be a challenge for us. We have the utmost respect for Myanmar as they are a very tough Team. I expect a very tough and tight game,” he added. The last time the two sides played in Yangon in 2013, India had lost by a solitary goal in the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers. t according to “talismanic” captain Sunil Chhetri, who leads India tomorrow (March 28, 2017), it will be of no real significance once the Teams take to the pitch.
“We have watched a lot of videos of Myanmar’s former matches. And it is clear that we cannot, just cannot underestimate our opponents,” Chhetri, sitting next to Constantine echoed. “We have come here for three points but it will be an uphill battle against Myanmar,” he stated.
India have been clubbed in Group A of the AFC Asian Cup qualifying round alongside Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Macau. Three points in the opening game will give the Indian side a much needed morale boost in an open group where anybody can defeat anybody on their day. “We believe we have a chance to qualify for the Finals and so does Myanmar and so does every Team in the group. Hence it is vital not to lose our first game,” stated Constantine. “We focus on our home games after our clash against Myanmar and every Team will try to secure nine points to get them a qualification to 2019.”
India come on the back off a 2-3 win in an International Friendly against Cambodia in Phnom Penh on March 22 which ended their barren streak in since June 2005 in an away International Friendly in the process. Reacting to an expected turnout of almost 20000, Constantine quipped: “The pressure will be on the home team. We have worked hard coming into the game and we need to play our best,” he maintained.