New Delhi: The Indian football team is in Macau to play an Asian Cup Qualifying game. Stephen Constantine’s men are up against Macau in Group A of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup third round qualifiers and we bring you the LIVE updates from the match.
India come into this match on a 10-match unbeaten streak and have recorded 1-0 victories against Myanmar and Kyrgyz Republic. Macau, on the other hand are yet to win a single match in the qualifiers, losing 1-0 to Kyrgyz Republic and 4-0 to Myanmar. India top the group while Macau are languishing at the bottom.
Skipper Sunil Chhetri scored in both of India’s victories so far in the qualifiers. The 96th ranked India remain favourites to beat the 183rd-ranked Macau but the coach Stephen Constantine and the players won’t take them lightly.
“2019 isn’t far and we have to be there,” Constantine told AIFF. “I feel Macau were a bit unlucky against the Kyrgyz Republic. But we are here to play our game and we need to concentrate on ourselves. It’s true that we are at the top of the table at the moment but we need to work harder if we are to stay there”, he added.
Skipper Sunil Chettri is also not taking anything for granted. “We are a confident group. We are confident of our abilities. But we are not judging Macau by what happened to them in their last two matches. It’s a fresh match, and we start afresh”, he added.