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India vs Kuwait Match Details:
League: SAFF Championship Final
Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Time: 4th July, 7:30 pm
It’s finally down to ultimate showdown between India and Kuwait at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Tuesday for the SAFF Championship Trophy. India have had a dream campaign in the tournament, entering the finals unbeaten and having kept three clean sheets in their four matches. The only goal conceded though was incidentally against their upcoming opponents, conceding in the 92nd minute courtesy of an Anwar Ali own goal.
Igor Stimac’s side had to go down to penalty duties against Lebanon in the semi-finals, where a Gurpreet Singh Sandhu save coupled with a Khalil Bader miss helped India win and enter the finals. All eyes would be on this tournament’s and India’s all-time top scorer Sunil Chhetri, who will be looking to add to his tally of 4 goals in the tournament. Stimac will also be hoping for his defense to remain tight as they have this entire tournament – with Kuwait having scored 9 goals in their 4 matches this tournament.
Kuwait meanwhile, just like their opponents on Tuesday have had an unbeaten run in the tournament, with the only occasion they failed to win was against India itself, in the third group stage match. Both teams settled for a draw on the day after Chhetri’s early strike was cancelled out by a late own goal, salvaging a point for Kuwait – helping them top the table on basis of goals scored. A stoppage time goal in the first half of extra time by Abdullah Ammar was enough for them to prevail victorious against Bangladesh in a hard fought semi-final.
Just like India, Kuwait have had solid defensive performances throughout the tournament – having conceded just twice in four matches. With two impressive defences on display, the neutrals could be in for a low-scoring cagey affair on Tuesday. However, Rui Fernando’s men would be vary of this Indian team who are unbeaten in all of their 10 matches played this calender year – winning 7 and keeping clean sheets in all but one, against Kuwait.
India vs Kuwait Prediction:
India 1 – 1 Kuwait
India: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Nikhil Poojary, Anwar Ali, Sandesh Jhingan, Akash Mishra, Jeakson Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Sunil Chhetri
Kuwait: Bader Al-Saanoun, Mahdi Dashti, Khaled Ebrahim, Abdullah Al-Buloushi, Hussain Ali Muhaisen, Hasan Al Enezi, Mubarak Al Fnaini, Sultan Al-Enezi, Eid Al Rasheedi, Ali-Ahmad-Khalaf Faraj-Matar, Salman Al-Awadhi
India vs Kuwait Fantasy Combination:
Gk: B. Al-Saanoun
Def: A. Ali-I, A. Mishra, S. Jhingan, K. Ebrahim, N. Poojary
Mid: A. Thapa, S. Al-Enezi, M. Al Fnaini
Fwd: S. Chhetri (C), L. Chhangte (VC)
S. Chhetri, L. Chhangte, M. Al Fnaini
Grand League Picks:
A. Thapa, E. Al Rasheedi, S. A. Samad