India vs Cambodia Highlights AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Chhetri brace guides Blue Tigers to win in opening Group D match

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the India vs Cambodia AFC Asian Cup qualifier Group D match being performed on the Salt Lake (VYBK) Stadium in Kolkata, India.

This was Aneesh Dey bringing you the pre-match buildup and dwell updates of the match.

That is all for right this moment. Thanks for tuning in. Goodnight and take care.

MATCH REPORT: AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Chhetri brace leads India to 2-0 win over Cambodia

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Indian captain Sunil Chhetri: “Feels good we saved a clear sheet. We might have achieved higher. I’m not attempting to be harsh. It was very humid however that was the identical for each groups. We couldn’t keep the identical tempo all through the match due to the circumstances however I do not wish to give excuses. It feels good to get the three factors however we didn’t make the most of most of our possibilities. Perhaps I’m being harsh as a result of I am outdated however sure, total pleased with the win.”

On the subsequent match in opposition to Afghanistan: “One other clear sheet and a win.”

Full time!! (India 2-0 Cambodia)

AND ITS OVER AT SALT LAKE!! Tremendous Sunil Chhetri does the job but once more with a brace. India wins it first dwelling match beneath Igor Stimac.

90+1′ Shot- Glan’s shot takes a deflection and goes out for a nook.

Three added minutes!

90′ Boris of Cambodia virtually placing the ball inside his personal web after attempting to clear a cross however the alert Cambodian keeper Hul catches the ball simply in time.

89′ Anwar’s lonf distance effort is disappointing. Everyone knows he’s able to find the web from distance however this time, the shot is just not on the right track.

88′ Liston appears to have taken a knock and is hobbling off the pitch proper now. Hopefully it only a bout of cramp and nothing else.

87′ Likelihood- A superb run by Aashique as a sudden burst of tempo takes him previous three Cambodian gamers. Nevertheless, the keeper does brilliantly to avoid wasting Aashique’s shot from point-blank vary.

85′ Shot- Sahal with a shot from distance this time. It’s not on the right track however not the worst effort from the Kerala Blasters participant.

85′ Udanta goes previous his man with a few stepovers and tries to seek out Liston together with his chipped lob. The Cambodia defence offers with the state of affairs.

81′ Cambodia with a very good probability to counter. Sahal is crushed and Jhingan is the final man in defence. Nevertheless, the transfer breaks down with a horrible ultimate move which works straight to Jhingan.

80′ Sahal’s cross finds Glan however the latter’s header takes a deflection and goes out for a nook.

80′ Cambodia Sub: IN- Ean Pisey OUT- In Sodavid.

79′ Mat Noron brings down Liston Colaco and it’s a freekick for India. Sahal standing over it.

78′ Shot- Glan Martins breaks the monotony with a shot from distance however he will get it horribly incorrect. It’s nowhere close to the aim.

75′ The Blue Tigers content material with knocking the ball across the half in the intervening time. Cambodia gamers aren’t urgent. The followers nevertheless, aren’t pleased with the dormant model of soccer India is taking part in in the intervening time.

73′ Cambodia Sub: IN- Sin Sovannmakara OUT- Orn Chanpolin.

73′ India Sub: IN- Pritam Kotal OUT- Roshan Singh.

72′ Roshan Singh has taken a knock and is down on the bottom. Does not look good for him. He’ll most probably get replaced.

68′ The gang on its toes as Sunil Chhetri leaves the pitch. He has achieved his bit right this moment secure to say. However figuring out him, part of him needed to remain to clinch the hat-trick.

68′ India Subs: IN- Aashique Kuruniyan and Glan Martins OUT- Sunil Chhetri and Brandon Fernandes.

66′ Akash Mishra with a bursting run down the flanks. He tries to sq. the ball to Chhetri however the Cambodian defence offers with the defence simply in time.

63′ Cambodia Subs: IN- Chou Sinti and Mat Noron OUT- Sos Suhana and Keo Sokpheng.

61′ Shot- Brandon’s lengthy distance shot kisses the roof of the web and goes out of play. That could be a good effort by the creator of Chhetri’s second aim.

59′ GOOOOAAALLLLL!!!! INDIA SCORED!!! CHHETRI ADDS TO THE SCORELINE!! Brandon with a superb inswinging cross from the left flank finds Chhetri’s head. Chhetri meets it wells and locations it sweetly inside the web previous the keeper for his brace.

58′ Liston Colaco goes for aim from distance once more like he so usually does, however his effort balloons over the aim. A disappointing effort.

57′ Roshan’s left-footed try takes a deflection and goes out of play for an Indian nook.

56′ Udanta tries to get to the by ball directed to him. He made a very good run however truthfully, it wasn’t a very good move.

53′ Jhingan appears to have caught Chanthea because the latter is down on the gound clutching his neck.

50′ Likelihood- Brandon with a high quality ball contained in the field directed at Chhetri. Chhetri will get his head to it however can’t hold his effort on the right track.

49′ Roshan Singh’s attemped cross takes a contact and goes out for an Indian nook.

46′ Cambodia beginning the second half well- a big change in tempo and intent from the primary half. It already had a shot on aim early on within the second half.

46′ India HT Subs: IN- Sahal Abdul Samad and Udanta Singh OUT- Anirudh Thapa and Manvir Singh

We’re again for the second half!

Half time ! (India 1-0 Cambodia)

45+1′ Sokpheng will get the ball over the wall however his shot is straight at Gurpreet who does effectively to carry on to it.

45+1′ Gurpreet arranging his wall.

45+1′ Roshan Singh with an pointless problem on Sokpheng and it’s a freekick for Cambodia in a really harmful space.  It’s proper on the sting of the penalty field.

One added minute!

45′ Liston tries to seek out an overlapping Akash with a by ball however his move is intercepted.

42′ Liston with an exquisite sort out to win the ball and the group reveals appreciation with a deafening roar. 

42′ Akash Mishra with a shot out of nowhere. It’s straight on the keeper who parries it out of play. A formidable shot from distance contemplating Mishra shot together with his weak foot.

39′ The Indians with the lion’s share of the possession proper now however discovering a gap in Cambodia’s low-block is less complicated stated than achieved.

37′ Nothing got here from the strain. India appears to have gotten its form again.

36′ A sight for sore Camdodian eyes – a uncommon occurence within the match until now, the Cambodia gamers are actually flooding India’s half with its gamers and it’s Igot Stimac’s males who’re monitoring again proper now.

35′ Cambodia’s major downside has been move accuracy and ball retention. Every time it wins the bal from the Blue Tigers, a free move follows which provides the ball again to India.

34′ Liston units up Brandon for the shot and the latter obliges with one from distance. Brandon connectrs effectively however his low-shot is straight on the keeper.

32′ Akash Mishra with an exquisite low cross from the left flank. Thapa lets the ball go for Chhetri however the latter couldn’t get an honest reference to the ball because it bobbles in entrance of his toes.  On one other day, it might have been a unique story.

31′ Reserving- Sunil Chhetri is proven yellow for his problem on Chanchav.

29′ It’s all India proper now – the Cambodians aren’t discovering any outlet out of the continual Indian strain.

27′ The nook is an efficient one however Gurpreet comes out and punches the ball away from hazard.

27′ Thapa wins the ball effectively in the course of the park and units Colaco on the run with an correct move. Colaco tries to sq. the ball from the left flank however his cross is blocked for an Indian nook.

24′ Shot- Roshan Singh cuts in and shoots together with his left once more. He has been attempting a roller all night and like his earlier efforts, this one too, doesn’t bother the keeper.

22′ Likelihood- Roshan Singh’s pinpoint cross finds Chhetri’s head however the Indian skipper can’t information the ball on the right track. His effort goes above Cambodia’s aim.

21′ Suresh with a tactical foul on Sokpheng and it’s a Cambodia freekick.

18′ Shot- Liston shoots from miles out however it takes a deflection and meekly rolls to Cambodia keeper, Hul.

16′ India is piling on the strain proper now- Cambodia is aware of it could possibly’t afford to simply sit again prefer it was earlier than conceding the aim.

13′ GOOOAAAALLLL!!! SUNIL CHHETRI CONVERTS!!! The skipper seems to be up, takes a brief run-up and lashes the ball within the backside proper nook of the keeper.


11′ Shot- Roshan Singh with one other shot from an formidable distance. It’s nowhere close to the aim because the ball sails out of play.

8′ Shot- Brandon with a venomous shot from distance however Cambodia keeper Hul catches it pretty simply.

6′ A mixup between Colaco and Mishra because the ball is given away cheaply for a Cambodia goalkick.

5′ Reserving- India’s Sandesh Jhingan is the primary participant to be proven yellow.

UPDATE: Why the delay in kick-off?

There was a seven minutes delay because the organisers didn’t play the nationwide anthem of Cambodia. It was lastly achieved with the assistance of Cambodian officers who organised the anthem, which was performed on one in all their sensible cellphone.

4′ Cambodia’s freekick is straight at Gurpreet and it’s a straightforward catch for Gurpreet.

3′ Sandesh brings down Chanpolin and it’s a Cambodia freekick in a harmful space.

2′ Akash Mishra sends a cross contained in the field however it’s collected by the keeper.

2′ Shot- Roshan Singh curls a shot from distance however it’s straight on the keeper.

1′ A vigorous begin by India – Liston with an early shot on aim  however it’s blocked.



8:32 pm: Cambodia’s nationwide anthem rings across the floor. Moments away from kickoff.

8:28 pm: There appears to be a technical problem. Cambodia gamers and employees are nonetheless ready for his or her nationwide anthem to be performed.

8:26 pm: Each groups will now sing their respective nationwide anthems.

8:15 pm: Type information for each groups!

India comes into the match after three consecutive losses — all of them coming in friendlies, with its final aggressive match ending in favour of India, with the staff lifting the SAFF Championship in October final yr.

Cambodia, alternatively, has performed 18 matches in its final three years, successful 11, dropping two and drawing the remaining 5 matches. Its heaviest defeat got here in opposition to Asian heavyweight Iran, with a rating line of 14-0.

It comes into the match with two wins in its earlier 5 matches.

India’s final 5 matches:

  • Loss: India 0-2 Jordan
  • Loss: India 0-3 Belarus
  • Loss: Bahrain 2-1 India
  • Win: India 3-0 Nepal
  • Win: India 3-1 Maldives

Cambodia’s final 5 matches:

  • Win: Cambodia 2-1 Timor-Leste
  • Loss: Vietnam 4-0 Cambodia
  • Win: Cambodia 3-0 Laos
  • Loss: Indonesia 4-2 Cambodia
  • Loss: Cambodia 1-3 Malaysia

8:00 pm: Stay from the venue!


The Salt Lake Stadium seems to be able to host the conflict between India and Cambodia.   –  AMITABHA DAS SHARMA


7:45 pm: Head-to-Head!

India and Cambodia have met 4 instances earlier than with the newest assembly coming simply over 5 years in the past in a global pleasant, when India got here out victorious with a 3-2 win.

The most important win, nevertheless, stays the Nehru Cup conflict the place Chhetri scored a brace as India beat Cambodia 6-0, finally happening to win the match that yr.

  • September 2, 1964 — Cambodia 0-4 India (Merdeka Match)
  • July 29, 1967 — India 1-3 Cambodia (AFC Asian Cup)
  • August 17, 2007 — India 6-0 Cambodia (Nehru Cup)
  • March 22, 2017 — Cambodia 2-3 aIndian (Worldwide Pleasant)


India Beginning XI: Gurpreet (GK), Jhingan, Mishra, Anwar, Roshan,  Thapa, Brandon, Colaco, Suresh, Chhetri (C), Manvir.

Coach: Igor Stimac

Cambodia Beginning XI: Hul Kimhuy (GK), Ken Chansopheak, Visal (C), Chanchav, Boris, Bin, Chanpolin, Suhana, Sodavid, Chanthea, Sokpheng

Coach: Ryu Hirose and Keisuke Honda

7:15 pm: Our Predicted Lineups for tonight’s match!

India’s Predicted XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK); Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali, Subhasish Bose; Naorem Roshan Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad; Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco; Sunil Chhetri (C).

Cambodia Predicted XI: Keo Soksela (GK); Boris Kok, Soeuy Visal (C), Tes Sambath, Ken Chansopheak; Orn Chanpolin, Sos Suhana, Thierry Bin; Keo Sokpheng, Mat Noron; Sieng Chanthea.


The Indian senior males’s soccer staff will likely be seeking to accomplish a report of constructing successive appearances within the ultimate stage of the continental competitors, AFC Asian Cup, because it performs host to the decisive leg of the qualifiers (group D) on the Salt Lake Stadium.

The primary spherical of the group league motion beginning on Wednesday will see India beginning favorite in opposition to South East Asian neighbour Cambodia whereas the opposite match of the day will likely be pitting the remaining two sides within the group – Afghanistan and Hong Kong.

The Indian aspirations hinge on the arrogance of it being the highest-ranked staff (at the moment at 106) among the many 4 contenders within the group. This will likely be backed by large dwelling help because the organisers indicated a sell-out crowd of greater than 50,000 for the primary spherical of motion.

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“We predict the followers to come back in numbers, to help the nationwide staff in one of the simplest ways potential. We intend to press from the beginning, and play at excessive depth. We have to management the sport and show that we’re the favourites. I’ve to say we’re prepared for that,” the Indian head coach Igor Stimac set the tone for the upcoming motion. India beforehand performed the ultimate stage of the Asian Cup in 2019 however couldn’t progress past the group stage.

The Indian squad this time is a mixture of youth and expertise chosen on the idea of performances assessed within the lately concluded Indian Tremendous League. The Indian problem will likely be led by its long-standing captain Sunil Chhetri, who will likely be hoping to make this his third qualification to the ultimate stage in somewhat over a decade.

The 37-year-old striker, who has received an incomparable 126 caps for the nation, is anticipated to encourage the aspect that has names like Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Akash Mishra in defence, Jeakson Singh, Liston Colaco, Udanta Singh, Anirudh Thapa within the midfield and Ishan Pandita and Manvir Singh within the assault.

READ: Liston Colaco: We will absolutely obtain higher issues for the nationwide staff

Rahul Bheke, an everyday selection within the backline, will likely be lacking the primary spherical owing to damage. “In our present state we’re the favourites of this group, we’re in a very good place and I hope we are able to qualify,” Stimac stated.

Cambodia (at the moment ranked 171), which has the Japan and AC Milan star Keisuke Honda as the final supervisor, is hoping to shock the host and choose up some factors within the first match. “It doesn’t matter the place we’re taking part in and whom we’re taking part in. We will likely be giving our greatest,” stated its Japanese coach Hirose Ryu.



  • Goalkeeper: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Laxmikanth Kattimani, Amrinder Singh
  • Defenders: Chinglesana Singh, Akash Mishra, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Roshan Singh, Anwar Ali, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhashish Bose, Pritam Kotal
  • Midfielders: Jeakson Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes, Deepak Tangri, Udanta Singh, Yasir Mohammad, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Wangjam, Ashique Kuruniyan, Liston Colaco
  • Forwards: Ishan Pandita, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh.


  • Goalkeepers: Hul Kimhuy, Keo Soksela, Vireak Dara
  • Defenders: Soeuy Visal, Boris Kok, Ken Chansopheak, Taing Bunchhai, Tes Sambath, Cheng Meng, Sin Sovannmakara
  • Midfielders: Thierry Chantha Bin, Chou Sinti, Ean Pisey Orn Chanpolin, Sos Suhana, In Sodavid, Lengthy PheaRath, Brak Thiva, Choun Chanchav
  • Forwards: Sieng Chanthea, Mat Noron, Keo Sokpheng, Sa Ty

When and the place to look at?

The India vs Cambodia match will kick off at 8:30 pm on the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, India. The match will likely be dwell telecast on the Star Community on TV and might be watched on-line on OTT platforms Disney +Hotstar and JioTV.

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