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India U-23 1-0 Pakistan U-23 – Five talking points

Amoy Ghoshal
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Sportskeeda lists the five talking points from India U-23’s 1-0 win against Pakistan U-23 at the Bangalore Football Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday afternoon.

Early exit expected

Neither India nor Pakistan are expected to do well in the Asian Games

It was a closely-fought encounter between the two arch-rivals but on the evidence of this match both South Asian nations are unlikely to cause any upset in the Asian Games and look set for an early exit from the tournament. India had a few decent moves in the game and the pairing of Sunil Chhetri and Robin Singh combined well at times but the amount of chances they conceded to Pakistan, who are considered to be one of the weakest teams in the continent, suggests that Wim Koevermans’ target of getting gold in Incheon next month is nothing more than sheer optimism. Similarly Pakistan coach Mohammad Shamlan will be disappointed not to get anything from the game and his team struggled to impose themselves even when they had the numerical advantage.

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