AFC Asian Cup, Match Preview,Telecast, Live Stream

  • AFC Asian Cup, Match Preview,Telecast, Live Stream

AFC Asian Cup, Match Preview,Telecast, Live Stream

We all hoped to win to satisfy the fans.

A win for India will secure them a spot in the next round, which would be a historic moment for the side which doesn't have a great record in the Asian Cup, while a win for the hosts will also bring them closer to qualification. If you ask me - without taking anything from Thailand, the least hard one among the three matches was against Thailand.The most hard game one will be against the UAE and lest we forget, Bahrain will be equally tough for us.

Speaking ahead of the game against UAE Sunil Chhetri said "We have to focus on match against hosts UAE".

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Stephen Constantine has reinvigorated the Indian team with a lot of energy and counter-attacking strategy.

The Englishman noted that the friendlies against Oman and Jordan were scheduled keeping in mind the two teams' similarities to UAE's style of play. Although the hosts are below us in the points table, the Blue Tigers shouldn't make the mistake of underestimating their opponents. They are managed by Alberto Zaccheroni who has won the Serie A with A.C Milan and Asian Cup with Japan and has over 35 years of experience, He is certainly someone who knows to change things around.

India coach Constantine is well aware of the opposition threat in store. Both the teams are placed in group A alongside Thailand and Bahrain. What was even more encouraging for India was the fact that the domination wasn't restricted to a spell, but was evident throughout the first half and even by extension, throughout the game. The attacking line comprising Sunil Chhetri, Ashique Kuruniyan and Udanta Singh combined well, while the defensive unit led by Sandhesh Jhingan was fairly stable at the back. While there were plenty of positives for India to take from the loss, they are nevertheless in a nail-biting battle to qualify to the next round from group A.

They made the most of their time on the ball and as expected, an opening arrived. Nevertheless, the Indians gave a very good account of themselves in a match where most people expected nothing out of them, and on the basis of this performance will no doubt be looking forward to the final group game against Bahrain.

Ali Mabkhout - He is probably one of best strikers in west Asia and has incredible goal returns for both club and country ( 0.75 per game for club and 0.68 for country).

Ismail Al Hammadi - He has been a key member of the UAE side for over 10 years and has scored against India in 2011. He is a traditional winger and is known for his crosses inside the box.

The Emirates, who salvaged a 1-1 draw in their curtain-raiser against Bahrain after a controversial late penalty last weekend, went top of Group A on four points from two games despite a hairy start in Abu Dhabi.