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Highlights, India vs St Kitts and Nevis, Tri-nation series, football scores and updates: Hosts wins tournament despite being held to 1-1 draw

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Highlights, India vs St Kitts and Nevis, Tri-nation series, football scores and updates: Hosts wins tournament despite being held to 1-1 draw

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Aug 24, 2017 - 22:17 (IST)

India's 9-match winning streak came to an end after a pretty woeful display of football tonight. They missed a number of chances and let St. Kitts and Nevis back in after conceding a late equaliser. The men in blue sure have a lot to work on ahead of the AFC Asia Cup. 
That's all from us here tonight. Hope you enjoyed our coverage.

Aug 24, 2017 - 22:11 (IST)

The Indian football team collect their medals at the presentation ceremony.

Aug 24, 2017 - 22:08 (IST)

The skipper reflects on a great learning experience.

Aug 24, 2017 - 22:07 (IST)

The players thanks the crowds for their support.

Aug 24, 2017 - 22:00 (IST)

It's a 1-1 draw and India win the Tri-nation series!

St.Kitts & Nevis have eked out a draw vs India but the host win the tournament having beaten Mauritius 2-1 in the opener.

Aug 24, 2017 - 21:59 (IST)

Final scoreline

Aug 24, 2017 - 21:51 (IST)

Drama! Robin Singh turns and hits the goal post. So close. Yet again! The players and the crowd are getting anxious.

Aug 24, 2017 - 21:49 (IST)

We're into 5 minutes of stoppage time. 

Aug 24, 2017 - 21:47 (IST)

Manvir Singh makes way for Jeje Lalpekhlua.

Another corner! Another chance missed by India.

Aug 24, 2017 - 21:43 (IST)

Anirudh Thapa makes his debut and replaces Rowling Borges.

Preview: India football team coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday said St Kitts and Nevis cannot be taken lightly and his men would be guarded against the visitors when the two sides meet in the Tri Nation football series.

"They haven't travelled the other side of the world to lose. We can't afford to expect anything less than a tough fight from the Caribbean boys. They are a tough bunch and a very skilful team. At the end of the day, it'll be a very difficult game for us," the coach said.

Highlights India vs St Kitts and Nevis Trination series football scores and updates Hosts wins tournament despite being held to 11 draw

India football team train ahead of their match against St Kitts and Nevis in Mumbai. Image courtesy: Twitter/@IndianFootball

St Kitts and Nevis are ranked 125 in the world. India are on a good run winning nine matches in a row (including the unofficial match against Bhutan). India won their first game of the tournament 2-1 against Mauritius.

Asked if with each match the pressure is mounting on the players, the Briton said: "I don't believe so. We take one game at a time. What we did, it's history now.

"Every day starts afresh and we only get to look forward. As I've mentioned before we have a long way to go. A ticket to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 is yet to be confirmed which is our ultimate goal."

India take on Macau next in the AFC Asian Cup qualifier. Constantine said the game would be treated like any other and not as a preparation for the all important Asian Cup tie.

"We'd better treat it just like another game. It's better to be called as the preparatory game before the Macau game — the same manner as we treated the game against Mauritius the other day," he said.

Meanwhile, St. Kitts & Nevis coach Jacques Passy said for them it would be like a virtual final. They drew with Mauritius the other night.

"I'm a person who believes in 'no-excuse'. We were aware of the fixtures before touching down and now we can't complain about the fixture," Passy said.

"Whatever ammunition we have, I believe we can put up a strong fight against India. Moreover, I can guarantee you that even if we lose, the tight schedule won't be mentioned even once by us," the coach said. "It's a must win game."

With inputs from IANS

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