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Highlights AFC Asian Cup qualifier, India vs Kyrgyz Republic: Sunil Chhetri helps India see off Kyrgyz Republic
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FT India 1-0 Kyrgyz Republic
India get over the line. Massive three points for the home side who weather man storms to claim a narrow win. Sunil Chhetri was once again the man for India as his winner in the 72nd minute made all the difference. The hosts rode their luck at times, but the hard work they put in the game, they were deserved winners in the end. Party atmosphere at the Kateerava stadium as India India stans echo in the stands. India three points clear at top of Group A
India XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Narayan Das, Rowlin Borges, Jackichand Singh, Eugenson Lyngdoh, Sunil Chhetri (C), Holicharan Narzary, Jeje Lalpekhlua
Kyrgyz Republic: Pavel (GK), Iliaz, Amanbek, Kozubaev, Victor, Mirlan (C), Akhlidin, Vitalij, Baktyiar, Farkhat, Anton
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Anas Edathodika was immense at the heart of India's defence, here's what he had to say after the match!
India vs Nepal Report: India earned a hard fought 2-0 win over Nepal in an international friendly match at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Goals from Sandeep Jhingan and Jeje Lalpekhula sealed the match for India. Jhingan broke the deadlock in the 60th minute followed by a clinical finish from Jeje in the 77th minute which allowed India win a match which saw them miss quite a few scoring chances.
Placed 69 spots below 100th ranked India, Nepal gave the hosts an extremely tough time throughout the game.
The hosts had the better start and dominated the first half. Even though the Nepal defence did commit the occasional error, poor finishing ensured that the Indians were unable to take the lead in the first half.
Though India showed appreciable fluidity in midfield and were equally solid in defence, their were decidedly below par in the final third.
Nepal had the best chance of the opening session around a minute before the break when Nawayug Shreshta beat three Indian defenders just outside the penalty box.
Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made an incredible blunder by deciding to leave his line and come out to the edge of the box in an effort to stop the Nepal forward. But he mistimed his tackle which allowed Shreshta the space to have a shot at an open goal.
However, the sizeable home crowd breathed a collective sigh of relief as the Nepali fired wide.
India were forced to make a substitution in the first half due to defensive midfielder Rowllin Boges's head injury who was replaced by Eugenson Lyngdoh.
India took the lead when a free-kick was blocked by the Nepal defenders. Jhingan chested down the rebound just inside the penalty box, played a one-two with an India forward before firing a left-footer into the roof of the net.
Adding to Nepal's woes, defender Biraj Maharjan was red-carded in the 67th minute allowing India a free-kick from the edge of the box.
The one-man advantage allowed the Indians to take a firmer grip on the proceedings and Jeje made the issue safe when the doubled the lead with an excellent finish off a pass by Mohammed Rafique.
With inputs from IANS
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