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Indian Football Live | India v Curacao | King's Cup Score, Result, Commentary Updates

FULL TIME : Curacao 3-1 India
Updated: 05 June 2019 15:53 IST - Published: 05 June 2019 11:13 IST
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FT. Curacao 3-1 India.

A much better second-half from India as substitutes Soosairaj and Amarjit did bring considerable amount of quality in the middle of the park resulting in numerous half-chances which went abegging courtesy poor finishing from Udanta Singh and Sunil Chhetri. A good end to the game after a very disappointing first half. 

India will now wait for the result of the Thailand vs Vietnam game to determine their opponents for the third-place match of the Kings Cup. 

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90+4' Consecutive corner for India, but the Curacao defenders clear their lines. 
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90+2' Chhetri swings in a corner, Soosairaj's head is saved in spectacular fashion on the goal-line. 
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4 Minutes added on. 
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87' Chhetri plays Soosairaj through on-goal but the Curacao goal-keeper comes off his line to sweep it up. 
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83' Floated ball from Amarjit Singh Kiyam finds Chhetri in the box who heads it over the target. 
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79' Off the post! Soosairaj with a touch of class, plays Chhetri on, but he fails to manage his touch and chests it straight on to the post. So near yet so far. 
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76' Sahal Abdul Samad with a tricky turn, ekes out space to shoot but he fails to connect the ball and shoots in a feeble manner, Curacao recover. 
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74' Shot from outside the box from Soosairaj, big deflection, the ball is inches wide of the target. India are indeed coming close to scoring. 
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72' Udanta beats his marker, crosses-in, earns a corner for India. 
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70' Shot from distance, Sandhu with an acrobatic save.
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67' Michael Soosairaj replaces Brandon Fernandes. Another debut!
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65' It is raining cats and dogs in Buriram here. Ideal for the Indian players to make something out of the conditions. 
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62' India playing a lot better and are composed compared to the first half. 
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59' Amarjit Singh Kiyam with some good through balls but the Curacao defence is far too resolute to allow the Indian strikers any space upfront. 
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56' Swung-in ball from the right for Curacao, Sandhu comes-off his line but fails to get to the ball. Quincy Hooi  gets at the end of it, but his touch is not on the sweet spot, the balls rolls out luckily for India, to a goal-kick. 
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52' CHANCE! Brilliant play from Udanta on the right, gets the better of his marker, but his ball is slightly way-ward off Chhetri's position and the chance goes abegging. 
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50' India get a corner, low ball in from Udanta Singh, cleared. 
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Substitutions for India at Half time.
Amarjit Singh Kiyam, makes his National Team debut, replaces Pranoy Haldar.
Raynier Fernandes also makes his National Team debut, replaces Lallianzuala Chhangte. 
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Second-half kicks-off.
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HALF TIME : Curacao 3-1 India

Curacao have been a lot better side with a lot of moves across the pitch, clinical passing and quick movement. The Indian team has been of no match to the strong and pacey Curacao side. However, Stimac can bring on some changes in the second-half which may just swing the game into India's favour. Second-half up next. Stay Tuned to Sportskeeda. 

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3 Minutes Added on. 
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45' Free-kick to Curacao, outside the box. Takes a deflection for a Curacao corner, but India thwart the danger away for the moment. 
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43' SHOT! Chhetri plays Sahad, who sets up Udanta inside the box, Udanta goes for goal in the near post but his shot is saved. Good move there. The ball would have ended up in the back of the net, if Udanta would have gone for second post. 
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39' Curacao making quick moves down both the wings, stretching the Indian defence in regular intervals, however the Indian back-four are just able to clear the looming danger every time. May not be long before Curacao score again. 
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35' Curacao way too disciplined and resilient, not allowing an inch of space at the back for India to take their chances. 
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33' GOAL! Yet another lapse at the back for India, acres of space between the defenders, allowing Curacao to score yet another from inside the box with no pressure what-so-ever from Jhingan and co. 
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30' GOAAAAAAAL! Chhetri fires the ball to the right of the goal, inches away from being saved by the Curacao shot-stopper. 
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29' PENALTY! India get a golden chance to draw one back after Sahal Abdul Samad was brought down in the box while going for an aerial ball. 
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24' India struggling to thread-in consecutive passes, allowing Curacao to dominate and dictate the play. Time for a tactical change for India perhaps. 
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20' India forced to push forward. Udanta gets a ball inside the Curacao box, but the Caribbean side get it clear. 
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17' GOAAAAAAL! Quincy Hooi scores for Curacao. A defense-splitting ball from the middle of the park gets the better of the Indian back-four courtesy lack of communication which allows Quincy Hooi to beat the offside trap, round-up Gurpreet Sandu and slots it home, in an empty goal. 
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15' GOAAAAAL! Luis Bonevacia slots it home after being set-up on a platter post a brilliant bit of play on the wings from Curacao. 
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12' SHOT! Luis Bonevacia gets a lot of room in the Indian half and takes a shot from distance. Whiskers away from the target. 
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11' Curacao get in a corner swung in from the left side, Sandhu punches it away to safety. 
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9' Kotal tries to play Lallianzuala Chhangte on but the weight on the ball is just a little too much and it runs away for a Curacao Goal-kick. 
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7' First good move from India. Brandon Fernandes picks Sahal Abdul Samad perfectly with a lobbed ball. who manages to take a shot across the face of the goal, no white shirt at the end of it to slot it home. 
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6' India slowly getting the ball and are playing some football of their own. 
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4' Curacao steady in their approach. They are playing a lot of passes among themselves to get into the Indian box but the Indian defence is composed enough to see-off the danger. 
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2' Curacao with lots of the ball early on. India playing catch-up. 
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Kick-off. India get us underway in their away white attire. 
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The National Anthems are over. Kick-off moments away. 
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Sparsely filled stadium here in Buriram. Good amount of support for India. 
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Curacao XI : Eloy Victor (GK), Jean-Carlo, Darryl Lachman, Alexander Carolina, Mateo, Luis Bonevacia. Johan Bacuna, Magno Nepomuceno, Juan Gaari, Quincy Hooi, Miguel Arias

Substitutes :
Emigdio Martina, Roberto Antonia, David Carmelia, Adonnnis Kastaneer, Efraim Martina, Ronald van Kessel, Maria Constansia, Jimmy Vapor, Daryl Statie, Emmanuel Peter, Zeus de la Paz
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Substitutes : Adil, Thapa, Rai, Jackichand, Farukh, Kamaljit, Balwant, Amrinder, Soosairaj, Manvir, Amarjit, Raynier
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Sunil Chhetri is now the most capped Indian Football player. He will play his 108th game for India, today.
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3 Debutants! Brandon Fernandes, Sahal Abdul Samad and Rahul Bheke make their debuts for India.
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The first ever Indian National Team Line-up under Igor Stimac is out!
India XI : Sandhu, Kotal, Bheke, Jhingan, Bose, Sahal, Pranoy, Udanta, Brandon, Chhangte, Chhetri (C)
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Hello and Welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE Coverage of the Kings Cup opening tie between India and Curacao. India will look for a fresh start to a new journey under Head Coach Igor Stimac and Technical Director Doru Isac. India have been training for quite some time in the National Capital before arriving in Thailand and will be hoping to pull off yet another surprise package after their heroics in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in UAE, last winter.

The India Squad is as follows :

GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh.
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Subhasish Bose.
MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Jackichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Anirudh Thapa, Raynier Fernandes, Pronay Halder, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul Samad, Amarjit Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Michael Soosairaj.
FORWARDS: Balwant Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Farukh Choudhary, Manvir Singh.

Several new faces like Adil Khan, Kamaljit Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Amarjit Singh, Michael Soosairaj have been named in the Squad as Igor Stimac looks to restructure the Indian Football roster from scratch. However, notable good performers like Jobby Justin, Laldanmawia Ralte, Nishu Kumar, Neeraj Singh, Chullova Pautu have missed the flight to Thailand.

Curacao are a versatile side with most of their players plying their trades in Europe and North America. A former, Dutch colony, is ranked way above India in the FIFA Rankings and can prove to be a tough nut to crack for the Sunil Chhetri led side. The game is pegged to be a toughly contested affair with both teams good enough to emerge victorious. 

The game will be LIVE on Star Sports 3, hotstar at 2 PM IST in India. The local kick-off time is 3.30 PM and the game will be LIVE on Thairath TV in Thailand. The Match Venue is the infamous Chang Arena Stadium in Buriram, Thailand. All the LIVE updates will be brought to you by Sportskeeda in the Live Blog. Stay Tuned!