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India claim an away win in International friendlies after 12 years. Positive result heading into the Asian Cup qualifying campaign, but the performance was much to be desired of. India must thank Cambodia's inefficiency at both ends of the pitch for claiming the victory as the home side dominated large parts of the game. Constantine' men put up a much better show in the second half and just about deserved the win. But tougher tests await the Blue Tigers
India hold on to claim the victory. It was not easy by any means, but Stephan Cosntantine will be happy with the result
Five minutes of stoppage time! India leading 3-2 and have been a lot less threatened in the last few minutes. COnstantine will be pleased with the way his side have controlled the game since conceding the second goal
India change: Rowlin Borges OFF Milan Singh ON
Meanwhile, India miss an opportunity to kill the game off as Chhetri and Jeje overplay a bit inside the box.
85' Cambodia 2-3 India
India have slowed the game down a bit as the game enters the last five minutes.
The pace of the game has dipped it a bit and India won't mind that as they look to close down the game. Cambodia have shown flashes of brilliance, but have lacked a finishing touch all evening long. Interesting change from Constantine to take off robin who was doing a decent job holding the ball. Probably the pace of Udanta would be handy on the counter
India change: Robin Singh OFF Udanta Singh ON. India lead 3-2 after 75 minutes
70' Cambodia 2-3 India
The game is stretched, both teams threatening. More goals on the cards
Cambodia have wrestled the momentum away from India with that goal and the crowd is now cheering them on to get one more. India though look threatening whenever they attack. Sandesh Jhingan made a crucial tackle to deny a Cambodian forward going through on goal. India need to be careful here
GOAL! Cambodia 2-3 India
Brilliant response from Cambodia after going two goals down, They stepped it right up and put India under pressure who cracked and its game on now!
What first ten minutes of the second half these have been for India, who have looked like a team on the mission. The visitors have turned this game on it's head after a ten-minute blitz. Constantine's changes have worked, but certainly his words at half time have fired up this Indian team who are looking more like what they have been in recent games. Cambodia have been punished for their errors at both ends of the pitch
GOAL! Cambodia 1-3 India, Sandesh Jhingan
India have doubled their lead. Sandesh Jhingan heads home from close range after Cambodia make a mess of an Indian corner. Both half-time substitutes have scored now. Stephan Constantine must be a happy man right now
GOAL! Cambodia 1-2 India, Jeje scores
Brilliant start from India to the second half who have been on the front foot since the whistle. Sunil Chhetri made a darting run at the heart of the Cambodian defense and slipped a pass through to Jeje who made no mistake. Inspired substitution from Constantine
Second half begins and India have made two changes to their side. Arnab Mondal and Daniel Lalhlimpuis have gone off and are replaced by Sandesh Jhingan and Jeje Lalpekhlua
Players are out on the field for the second half. Can India improve on their first half display?
The home side will be kicking themselves at half time for going into the break on level terms. They have completely dominated proceedings and have had number of chances. India have struggled to live with Cambodia's intensity and must thank their defenders for putting up an inspired show. Stephan Constantine's men had their luck with the goal when the opposition goalkeeper let the ball slip from his grasp, but let the advantage slip before they could get going. However on the balance of the overall play, they will be pleased to go in at the break level. Constantine has some thinking to do at the the break and it will be interesting to see if he changes anything for the second half. Cambodia on the other hand will be hoping for better quality in the box in the second period
CHANCE AFTER CHANCE! India under real pressure at the moment. Cambodia have been very wasteful in front of goal at times, while the Indian defenders have been alert to clear their lines at times. Overall, Cambodia have been the dominant force in this game, but the score reads 1-1 which will suit visitors
40' Cambodia 1-1 India
Cambodia are back on the front foot and the game has a similar flow to it before the minor period of madness. India are on the back foot as the home side is peppering the Indian box with crosses. The visitors are living dangerously
38' Cambodia 1-1 India
GOAL! AND ANOTHER ONE! It all happened there. India went ahead through Sunil Chhetri after Cambodian goalkeeper missed a corner allowing Chhetri a tap in. The Indians though switched off and Cambodia equalised after a good move. Breathtaking!
Gupreet Singh Sandhu is alert as he comes out of his box to make a timely clearance. Still 0-0!
Cambodia on top in this game. India have been forced deep in this game with their midfield struggling to break the hosts' play. Cambodia though have lacked quality in the final third resulting in a goalless game so far
25' Cambodia 0-0 India
India's problems in central midfield don't seem to ease as Lyngdoh and Rowlin Borges are struggling to exert control on the game. Chhetri is trying to help out his team-mates, but India is giving away too many fouls out of the box. Cambodia almost punish India with one as the attacker fires wide
LAST DITCH! Pritam Kotal prevents India from falling behind as he lunges to tackle the Cambodian striker through on goal. The hosts fail to make the most of the resulting corner as India threaten at the other end. At the end of 20 minutes, score remains Cambodia 0-0 India
15' Cambodia 0-0 India
India have settled down in the game and it is now a very even game. Cardozo's cross in the 13th minute gave the Cambodian defence a problem, but they dealt with it eventually
10' Cambodia 0-0 India
India starting to see a bit more of the ball, but the home side are looking sharper of the two teams. Lyngdoh fouls in the middle of the park to give Cambodia a free kick in a dangerous area but, it is fired well over.
CHANCE! Cambodia surprise India by thumping a free kick away from the center of the box. India fail to deal with the cross but the Camdodian attacker blazes over from eight yards. Huge let off for the Indian who are looking a bit rusty
5' Cambodia 0-0 India
Home side have seen more of the ball in the opening exchanges who are looking to use the flanks and stretch the Indian defence. However, no real danger for India so far. Good crowd in who is making a lot of noise whenever Cambodia enter the Indian half
KICK OFF! The game is underway in Cambodia, India re playing in their changed white strip and playing in front of a big crowd that's already making a lot of noise
Big crowd for the game in India. Has all the makings to be a cracker!
We are less than fifteen minutes away from kick-off.
Here is the Indian line-up for the match:
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Pritam Kotal, Arnab Mondal, Anas Edathodika, Fulganco Cardozo, Eugenson Lyngdoh, Rowlin Borges, CK Vineeth, Sunil Chhetri, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Robin Singh
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of India's international friendly against Cambodia. The Blue Tigers return to action after a gap of six months and will be looking to get some momentum before the Asian Cup Qualifier against Myanmar on 28 March. So Stick around for all the updates from the game
Preview: The Indian football team will look to iron out the glitches and get their combinations right ahead of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifiers, when they take on Cambodia in a friendly in Cambodia on Wednesday.
India last played against Puerto Rico in September last year, a fixture they famously won 4-1 under the leadership of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
Cambodia, ranked 173rd, 41 places below India (132nd), come into the tie on the back of a 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Saudi Arabia in January.
India will be looking for a fifth win on the trot when the take on Cambodia. Twitter/ @IndianFootball
"We will be playing on an artificial turf. We would have preferred to play on grass. But we need to adjust. It is a very important match for us ahead of the crucial match against Myanmar in the AFC Cup Qualifiers. I thank AIFF for arranging the same," India coach Stephen Constantine told www.the-aiff.com.
"There are 4-5 players who are carrying slight niggles so I haven't yet decided on the starting XI. Let me see what suits us best. The weather conditions in Phnom Penh are quite similar to that in Yangon and it will be a good test for us," he added.
Goalkeeper Sandhu will be leading the side, his second consecutive match as the captain.
India would expect to start with Sandhu in goal. The defence will take the familiar shape of Sandesh Jhingan and Arnab Mondal being flanked by Pritam Kotal and Narayan Das.
Anas Edathodika could be in contention for a debut as well in place of Jhingan, who has not had the best of seasons so far with Bengaluru FC.
In the midfield, the visitors will be without the services of injured Pronay Halder with Eugeneson Lyngdoh's poor form a concern.
Last time these two sides played, India won 6-0 which is still a record for the highest margin of victory by goals for India at home.
Cambodia have been winless in their last five games. India have won their last four games straight.