India U-23 beats Singapore 1-0 in friendly

Alain Brian
Juillet 9, 2017

India U-23 football team defeated Singapore by a solitary goal in the first of the two football friendlies at the Chao Chu Kang Stadium here on Sunday. The match is also his fourth away victory in an global game. "They have shown enough progress within such a short period and thesereal-time match experiences will help us tune in ahead of theQualifiers", he added.Meanwhile, he informed that "the weather in Singapore is fine and allthe boys are fit and raring to go". The manner they reacted pleases me.

Keen to use the match as a preparation for the forthcoming AFC U-23 Qualifiers in Doha later this month, Constantine made 5 substitutions. "These two matches will help them gain much valuable matchexperience".

"Winning an global friendly away from home is always pleasing".

"But we can't get carried away".

The match began in a flurry with both teams not shying away from trying to seize the advantage early.

The back-four, by the 10th minute itself, were playing a high line as India with their relentless pressing and quick passes kept Singapore guessing.

Germanpreet Singh curled in the victor from inside the box in the 80th minute.

The 29th minute presented a golden opportunity but Nanda Kumar's strike missed the far post by a whisker.

Singapore pressed hard for the equaliser but the Indian defence stood resolute to deny the hosts any chance of a comeback. India could have doubled their lead in the 92nd minute but Germanpreet's shot rolled out wide.

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