India beat Mauritius 2-1, continue winning streak

Robin Singh and Balwant Singh struck on either side of the break as India beat 160th ranked Mauritius 2-1 in their opening encounter of the AIFF Tri-Nation Football tournament, in Mumbai on Saturday.

Forwards Robin Singh and Balwant Singh struck on either side of the break as India beat 160th ranked Mauritius 2-1 in their opening encounter of the AIFF Tri-Nation Football tournament, in Mumbai on Saturday.

The tournament is being seen as a preparatory one for upcoming Asian Cup Qualifiers against Macau and the home team had to sweat more than they would have expected against a team ranked 63 places below in the FIFA rankings.

This was the ninth win on trot for the 97th ranked senior national team that had a host of U-23 players introduced by coach Stephen Constantine, keeping an eye on the future.

Sandesh Jhingan leading the team for the first time was in for a shock when Mervyn Jocelyn’s powerful right-footer deflected off Anas Edathodika with veteran custodian Subrata Paul completely wrong footed. It was the 15th minute of the match.

source: indianexpress

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