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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Football

Myanmar test awaits India
PTI
Yangon, March 05, 2013
First Published: 23:20 IST(5/3/2013)
Last Updated: 23:23 IST(5/3/2013)

Seeking to qualify for next year's AFC Challenge Cup, an in-form India will look to earn full points against Myanmar in their final qualifying match here on Wednesday.

With two wins from as many matches, a positive result or even a draw will be enough for India to qualify for the 2014 edition of the AFC Challenge Cup.
India started their campaign in the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers with a 2-1 victory over Chinese Taipei, before thrashing Guam 4-0 on Monday at the Youth Training Centre. But a win for Myanmar will see them pip India as group toppers.

The top team from the group qualifies for the AFC Challenge Cup 2014, which is to be held in Maldives.
"At the back of the mind, you may be forced to think about a draw which will see us through. But we won't play for a draw," chief coach Wim Koevermans told his boys.
Motivation levels high: Chhetri 

India football captain Sunil Chettri said the motivation level among Indian players remains high for the match. "In such a tournament, we need to realise that everything which we have done till now will nullify if we don't qualify from this group — right from the Pune Camp to the two victories in two matches — everything will be valueless. We need to be very careful and aim for what we want to achieve," said Chettri.


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