Stephen Constantine aiming to lead India to historic qualification in Asian Cup

Stephen Constantine aiming to lead India to historic qualification in Asian Cup

India went down to hosts United Arab Emirates 0-2 in their second group stage match after they had defeated Thailand in their opening game.

"We've finally got respect for Indian football, we've woken the sleeping giant". We all hoped to win to satisfy the fans.

India captain Sunil Chhetri overtook Lionel Messi in worldwide goals as the Blue Tigers stunned Thailand 4-1 in their opening game to earn comparisons with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli for his heroics back home.

A point against Bahrain in the last game would still be enough for India to qualify, with a win assuring India a top two spot in the group. We cover every possible detail to help keep the players on the pitch to get the results we've got over the last four years.

"We are still in the running. But we are ready to give it a real fight", Kotal was quoted as saying by All India Football Federation's (AIFF) official website. As a team, we are united. Hotstar, the digital platform of Star will steam this game live via its app and website for the premium users from the Indian subcontinent.

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Against UAE, the Indians missed several opportunities, hitting the bar twice and eventually going down 0-2. You have shown what you are capable of.

Upon replying that they support India, he tells them that's not good, they live in the UAE and should support it.

If they beat Bahrain, then it does not matter if Thailand get a victory over UAE as well as that ensures India's inclusion to the next round, if Thailand beat UAE that drops the hosts to third place and the War Elephants go up to second. The team has an average age of 25. In the 11th minute, skipper Sunil Chhetri played a wonderful through ball to Ashique, who forced a brilliant save from the UAE keeper.

After 20 minutes, if we compare the average position of the players of the two sides, UAE only had two players in the Indian half compared to India's seven in the other half. However, India began from where they had left and pinned UAE on the back foot in the second. If we could have taken our chances it could have been different.

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