A thrilling penalty shootout saw the game go down the wire after Udanta Singh missed his kick. Gurpreet Sandhu again turned out as the hero for the Blue Tigers, saving the final kick from the Kuwaiti captain, ensuring India...
The duo were particularly impressive against a gritty Nepal whom India beat 2-0 Saturday night at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium to book a semifinal berth.
The hosts blanked Mongolia 2-0 in their tournament opener on Friday, while Vanuatu went down 1-3 to Lebanon.
India, the defending champions, entered the semis as the second-placed team behind Kuwait from Group A while Lebanon topped Group B in their march to the last-four stage.
Chhetri (61st minute) scored his fourth goal of the tournament before Mahesh Singh (70th) struck to notch up the home side's second consecutive win.
Up against an unknown entity, India wasted no time in taking the lead with Sahal Abdul Samad opening the tally in the second minute lead before Lallianzuala Chhangte scored in the 14th minute on Friday.
With six points from two wins, the same as India, Kuwait have also entered the semifinals and Tuesday's match at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium will decide the Group A winner.
India, the 2018 edition champions, dominated the match for the most part, attacking and creating chances while the Mongolians were left to defend their citadel. The home side had 65 per cent possession in the match.
India began with a slender 1-0 win over Myanmar on Wednesday. They need just a draw to win the tournament after Kyrgyz Republic snatched a 1-1 draw against...
It was a game of two halves for the Blasters, who didn't find their rhythm in the first half but bounced back in the second half.
Kerala Blasters' Ukrainian midfielder Ivan Kaliuzhnyi would look to add more magic in the coming Indian Super League games.
Fans will be back in the stadiums with the usual home-away format as ISL's opening fixture sees East Bengal take on Kerala Blasters.
Sunil Chhetri provided India the lead in the 86th minute before Sahal Abdul Samad’s injury-time goal could seal the match for the Blue Tigers.
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Daniel Chima Chukwu missed two goal-scoring chances in the first half before Sahal Samad managed to score the match-winner for Kerala Blasters.
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