On a day when India outclassed Australia on the cricket field, the Indian Football team brought further joy as Sunil Chettri and his men romped to a 1-0 win against Myanmar in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, making this the first time in 64 years that an Indian side had won a game in Myanmar.
The Indians were high on confidence after their historic away win against Cambodia in the international friendly a week ago and desperately needed the 3 points to cement a good place in Group A. India started the game brightly but couldn’t quite put away their chances and the teams went into halftime with the scores still level.
The second half was dominated by Myanmar, creating umpteen chances, but Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and the back four bailed India out time and again.
Chettri who wasn’t very influential during the game managed to be at the right place at the right time as he slotted home the winner for India in the 90th minute. Udaya Singh delivered a delightful ball into the box and Chettri made no mistake in putting it away.
India now play Kazakhstan at home on June 13, 2017.
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