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India vs Singapore: Build-up

The Blue Tigers will be high on confidence for the tournament. They are on a three-match winning streak which saw them qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in style. The team management should thus see this tournament as a platform for preliminary preparation for the upcoming competition.

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India would be eyeing to utilize the ongoing international break to the fullest by winning the Hung Thinh friendly tournament. According to Stimac, the team is in good shape. The tournament comes after the team’s commendable performance in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, and, hence, it would like to continue the momentum.

Barring a few players, the Indian side are traveling with almost a full-strength contingent. This shows the intent of the team which would be keen on having a good start by defeating Singapore in their first match. Importantly, winning the first game becomes a prerogative for India as tournament favourites Vietnam have already won against Singapore 4-0.

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Therefore, in order to make a good start, the Indian players need to showcase on the pitch the confidence that the coach has publicly shown in them.

After its bad start to the tournament in which it fielded seven players with less than 15 caps to their name, Singapore would be looking to make a comeback in its second game. The team needs to win the game to keep its title hopes alive. Hence, we can expect a full-strength side against India.

The core of the full-strength Singaporean side is very strong with certain regular starters. Many of these players are match-winners who can change the course of a game within no time. These players, with their eyes on silverware, would not like to repeat the mistakes of their first game.

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