Sunil Chhetri determined to perform at 2019 Asian Cup


Indian football team beat Macau 4-1 in their AFCAsian Cup qualifying match at Sree Kanteerava Stadium inBengaluru onWednesday to qualify for the 2019 edition of the continental tournament in the UAE.

India competed in the tournament for the first time in 1964, when they finished runners-up. He still plays for them in their AFC Cup matches as their captain. Constantine's side are enjoying a sensational unbeaten streak and they have full nine points from their three games in the group so far.

The two national teams were tied 1-1 at half-time - a strong start for the local underdogs - after goals by India's Rowllin Borges and Macau's Nicholas Torrão.

India stay top of the table in Group A, maintaining a flawless record of four wins from four matches, and with 12 points, only one of Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar - both of whom have four points from three matches - can overtake them on points in their qualification group.

"We are going through a good run but we can't afford to take tomorrow's game lightly". We played Bahrain, South Korea and Australia there.

For his goal, Borges fooled the Macanese goalkeeper after he received a pass from Jeje, who had the presence of mind to spot him.

The Indians made their domination count when Narayan Das fired in a low cross from the left wing which was met by a Jeje backheel. In the 20th minute, Chhetri was pulled down to the ground just outside the Macau box, and Lao Pak Kin was shown a yellow card for his foul.

Chettri knocked in the second goal as India played in the 4-4-2 formation with Balwant Singh and Jeje up front.

Meanwhile, Sunil Chhetri, who scored his 55 worldwide goal tonight, stated that a lot of work to be done before approaching the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. Tarrao was left unmarked in the area as a cross was floated in from the right flank. Starting from the players to the supporting stuff, it's the result of everyone's dedication and hard work.

Earlier they had beaten Myanmar 1-0, Kyrgyz Republic 1-0 and Macau 2-0. Among the many social media posts included one from English giants Arsenal, who uploaded a picture of Indian coach Stephen Constantine holding an Arsenal shirt with a congratulatory message written at the back of the shirt in addition to the jersey number 2019. The goal they conceded in Bengaluru was also the first that they had conceded in the third round so far.