Sports News, (Mumbai), June 6:- India will face Nepal in an international friendly at the Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai, today. This match comes ahead of India’s crucial Asian Cup Qualifier against Kyrgyz Republic on June 13 in Bengaluru.
India is coming back of six consecutive wins including the unofficial match against Bhutan.
Speaking at the official pre-match press conference, head coach Stephen Constantine said that, “I hope to get a win against Nepal and I hope to see players who vie for the starting XI put up a good show so I can assess them for the game against Kyrgyz Republic which is a very important match for us.”
“The FIFA Rankings are just one aspect of the game. It is not as if we would now relax, we would not be pushing to break the 100 barrier. However our focus is completely now on Nepal and we will take one game at a time,” he added.
Nepal has always reserved their best against India though the recent results against Nepal have been in India’s favour.
The last time the two teams clashed 18-year old Lallianzuala Chhangte starred in a 4-1 win in the SAFF Suzuki Championship in Trivandrum, which India eventually won.