India got their 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign going with a 1-0 win over Myanmar in Yangon on Tuesday, with Sunil Chhetri scoring the winner in the last minute of regulation time. This gives them a huge impetus in the four-team Group A, where they are expected to compete with Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan for one of the two available spots for the 24-team event in the UAE two years from now, and also marks their first win over Myanmar in their backyard since October 1953.
But the Indian performance...
India play Myanmar in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday. But what exactly are India playing for?
Here is a lowdown on the AFC Asian Cup and what's at stake for Stephen Constantine's men as they begin their qualifying matches in Group A.
What is the AFC Asian Cup?
India are currently playing in the qualifying tournament for the AFC Asian Cup, scheduled for 2019 in the UAE. The AFC Asian Cup is played every four years and it is the championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon
Start time: 6 pm local (5 pm IST)
Myanmar and India begin their campaign in Group A of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification, knowing that one of these two teams could eventually be competing with Kyrgyzstan for the two spots for UAE in a group of four that also includes Macau.
Myanmar are ranked 172nd in the world, but their performances over the last three years bely that ranking. Under Serbian coach Radojko Avramovic, they...
S.League outfit Home United were unable to get their 2017 AFC Cup Group H campaign off to a positive start as they were beaten on the road by Myanmar's Yadanarbon 1-0 on Wednesday.
In a feisty clash at the Mandalar Thiri Stadium that threatened to boil over on several occasions, Aung Thu popped up with the only goal of the game right on the stroke of half-time to hand the hosts maximum points.
Yadanarbon will now head into their next AFC Cup clash against Vietnamese side Than Quang Ninh knowing...