A draw in India vs Kyrgyzstan Republic is enough for Blue Tigers to win the Tri-Nation International Football tournament on Tuesday, but head coach Igor Simac said the hosts will go all out for a win.
India vs Kyrgyzstan: Match Preview:
The Blue Tigers began with a slender 1-0 win over Myanmar on Wednesday last. They need just a draw to win the tournament after Kyrgyz Republic snatched a 1-1 draw against Myanmar in the second match of the tournament on Saturday.
Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, will require a win against India to claim the trophy. The Kyrgyz Republic saw their opening tie of the tournament end as a 1-1 draw against Myanmar.
Heading into the next game against the hosts, the side will aim to put up a better display and secure a win.
One can expect a whole host of changes from the Indian team head coach Igor Stimac, who did not select players in the starting lineup that took part in the 2022-23 Indian Super League final, apart from skipper Sunil Chhetri.
Manvir Singh is injured, Igor Stimac has confirmed. Sahal Abdul Samad has joined the India camp.
Kyrgyzstan has a fully fit squad.
India vs Kyrgyzstan: Head to Head:
There were previous four matches before, with India winning three of them, while Kyrgyzstan has won just one.
India: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali, Akash Mishra; Jeakson Singh, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Anirudh Thapa; Brandon Fernandes, Lallianzuala Chhangte, and Manvir Singh.
Kyrgyzstan: Tokotaev Erzhan; Kozubaev Tamirlan, Mamyraliev Suiuntbek, Akmatov Aizar, Uulu Kairat; Dzhalilov Raul, Alykulov Gulzhigit, Merk Kai; Shukurov Alimardon, Atabaev Erbol, and Uldashev Sherali.