Asian Games Football: Myanmar vs India Live Updates
4:30 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the Myanmar vs India match in the Hangzhou Asian Games. The kick-off is just 30 minutes away! I am your host Rutvij Joshi and will keep you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.
Asian Games Football: Myanmar vs India – Build-up
The Indian national men’s team will play their final group stage match of the Hangzhou Asian Games against Myanmar on Sunday. It is a must win clash for the Blue Tigers if they want to go through to the next round.
It hasn’t been an ideal setting for the Blue Tigers at the Asian Games so far with injuries and travel issues of players, but they have still managed to get three points in the last outing against Bangladesh. On that note, let us take a look at how things stand ahead of the big clash against Myanmar.
Myanmar had a tough outing against China after they were handed a 4-0 defeat by the host nation. They are tied on points with India, but are placed third on the table.
They have scored just once in the championship and will hope they break the deadlock against India. Anything less than a win will knock them out which makes this a must win game for them.
The stakes are very high for the Blue Tigers. They come into the game after a hard fought victory against Bangladesh where Sunil Chhetri’s late penalty kick gave India the three points and placed them on the second position of the table.
With a win against Bangladesh, India have given themselves some breathing space and a ray of hope of making it to the knockouts. They are tied on points with Myanmar, so a win is all they need!