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India vs Singapore Highlights: 3 Key Takeaways from India vs Singapore FIFA Friendly Match

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India vs Singapore Highlights: IND vs SGP LIVE – IND 1-1 SGP – In the Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament, India drew 1-1…

India vs Singapore Highlights: IND vs SGP LIVE – IND 1-1 SGP – In the Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament, India drew 1–1 against Singapore in their first FIFA international friendly. Singapore took the lead in the first half thanks to a disallowed free kick. However, Ashique Kuruniyan equalized for the Blue Tigers minutes later. Follow IND vs SGP LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

India vs Singapore Highlights: 3 Key Takeaways from India vs Singapore FIFA Friendly in Hung Thinh Friendly Tournament – Check Out

India vs Singapore Highlights: Key takeaways from India’s encounter against Singapore in the Hung Thinh Friendly Tournament – Check out highlights

As the encounter draws to a close, we at InsideSport.IN identified some takeaways from the game:

An inexperienced defense

With Igor Stimac leaving out veteran defenders Pritam Kotal and Subhashish Bose, and Sandesh Jhingan and Chinglensana Singh unavailable with VISA issues, the head coach had no option but to start a young but less experienced lineup of Narender Gahlot. Anwar Ali and Akash Mishra. Roshan Singh Naorem also helped the cause.

India vs Singapore Highlights: 3 Key Takeaways from India vs Singapore FIFA Friendly in Hung Thinh Friendly Tournament – Check Out

But with the likes of Sandesh missing at the heart of it, the defenders, unaccustomed to the high-pressing football played by Singapore, often lost control. The experienced Singapore forwards took advantage of every such opportunity and could build on it.

Despite conceding a goal from a free kick, it was defender Gurpreet Singh who ultimately averted most of the danger for India. That said, the players also had their high moments. Akash Mishra paired beautifully with Ashique Kuruniyan to keep the left flank alive.

India vs Singapore Highlights: 3 Key Takeaways from India vs Singapore FIFA Friendly in Hung Thinh Friendly Tournament – Check Out

Ashique Kuruniyan shines in a rather out-of-date attack

With The Blue Tigers only registering one goal in the entire game, the team’s attacking woes have been exposed to the bone. While Liston Colaco was regarded for his consistency, he was quite sloppy up front. His low conversion rates made the right flank rather uneventful, although India registered around 70% of shots on target, India failed to score a winner in the second half.

However, Ashique Kuruniyan lived up to an otherwise dull attack. Combined with the likes of Akash Mishra, kept throwing attacks from the left flank. Ashique not only set up himself but made constant efforts to set up Sahal Abdul Samad and Colaco. Although Ashique with his low points had an impressive game, he scored the important equalizer for the Indian football team. Sahal hardly contributed to the game even though he was played out of position.

India vs Singapore Highlights: 3 Key Takeaways from India vs Singapore FIFA Friendly in Hung Thinh Friendly Tournament - Check Out
India vs Singapore Highlights: 3 Key Takeaways from India vs Singapore FIFA Friendly in Hung Thinh Friendly Tournament – Check Out

In the second half, the Singapore defense eased up as they owned that the Indian attack hardly threatened them. However, Igor Stimac’s decision not to bring Chhangte, who is in red-hot form earlier in the game, is questionable. For the Blue Tigers not to find a solution to their attacking woes and stop relying solely on Sunil Chhetri.

India vs Singapore Highlights: 3 Key Takeaways from India vs Singapore FIFA Friendly in Hung Thinh Friendly Tournament – Check Out

A disjointed midfield

Although Igor Stimac had a talented selection of players in the midfield, Anirudh Thapa has a lot of experience. The combination somehow didn’t work out. The lack of experience in Roshan, Sahal and Jeakson weighed heavily on the team as they failed to connect with the final third. The lack of a makeshift defensive midfielder created a gap between midfield and defence, which was well exploited by the Singapore striker. Playing Sahal out of position left him clueless about his role and therefore hardly able to contribute to the attack.

India vs Singapore Highlights: 3 Key Takeaways from India vs Singapore FIFA Friendly in Hung Thinh Friendly Tournament – Check Out

Follow IND vs SGP LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN.

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