Intercontinental Cup: Sunil Chhetri’s India seek crowning glory, Kenya stand in way

Intercontinental Cup: Sunil Chhetri’s India seek crowning glory, Kenya stand in way

Intercontinental Cup: Sunil Chhetri’s India seek crowning glory, Kenya stand in way

India will host Kenya at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai. The world's third highest active global goalscorer, Chhetri, has so far found the back of the net in each of the three games, including a hat-trick against Chinese Taipei and a brace against Kenya.

They will look to replicate the performance of their league game against the African side again in the summit clash, which the organisers have claimed to be a "sold out" match.

Sunil Chhetri was on the mark yet again as the Indian football team soared to greater heights following an impressive 3-0 win over Kenya in the recently concluded Intercontinental Cup.

But the Stephen Constantine coached team can not take Kenya lightly as they have defeated New Zealand 2-1 and blanked Chinese Taipei 4-0 last night.

The tournament was being used by hosts as a preparatory ground, ahead of the AFC Asian Cup scheduled for January next year.

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GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith.

DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Lalruatthara, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Subhasish Bose. India faced Kenya earlier in the group stage too where they beat them 3-0 thanks to another brace by Sunil Chhetri.

MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Rowllin Borges, Anirudh Thapa, Pronay Halder, Md. In fact, New Zealand have been part of World Cup finals previously while Kenya boasts of players such as Victor Wanyama within their ranks.

Where will Intercontinental Cup 2018 Final India v/s Kenya match be played? The English tactician made seven changes to the side that started against Chinese Taipei and Kenya, eager, of course, to see at least some of those new faces make the most of the opportunity. That's where you will find the biggest takeaway from the All Whites' Indian tour, which ended at three games, after Kenya pipped them to a place in the Intercontinental Cup final on goal difference.

That's not all. With the schedule of matches heavily in India's favour, the All Whites had only 48 hours to recover for the game against Constantine's men, having beaten Chinese Taipei 1-0 on Tuesday.

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