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AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: Balwant Singh’s brace helps India outclass Macau 2-0

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: Balwant Singh’s brace helps India outclass Macau 2-0

Macau [China]: Two goals from striker Balwant Singh saw the Indian men’s football team ease past Macau 2-0 in Group A clash of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers here at the Macau Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.

After a goalless first half, India’s head coach Stephen Constantine replaced midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh with forward Balwant Singh.

The move proved to be in favour as Balwant scored both of India’s goals.

Substitute Balwant put India ahead in the 57th minute of the match before doubling his side lead by taking advantage of a defensive lapse in the 81st minute as India took a step closer towards their Asian dream.

With the 11th consecutive win, India continue to top Group A with 9 points from three games and are yet to concede in the ongoing qualification round.( ANI)