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Records insignificant if India don't qualify for Asia Cup: Constantine

21 Aug 2017 | By NewsBytes Desk
Constantine focuses on qualifying for Asia Cup

Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine believes that the team's nine-match winning streak will be for nothing if India do not qualify for the Asian Cup.

"I am proud to have made this little bit of history but if I don't qualify for the Asian Cup, what's the use of nine wins in a row, or 10 or 11 or 12," Constantine told reporters.

In context: Constantine focuses on qualifying for Asia Cup

21 Aug 2017Records insignificant if India don't qualify for Asia Cup: Constantine

India's winIndia bagged their ninth successive win yesterday

India trounced Mauritius 2-1 in the tri-series opener by virtue of goals from forwards Robin Singh and Balwant Singh.

Mauritius were the first on the score-sheet when a deflected shot flew into the net.

Robin Singh equalized inside the first half while Balwant scored the winner in the second half.

This was India's ninth win on the trot.

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Constantine unhappy with team's performance in the first half

Constantine unhappyConstantine unhappy with team's performance in the first half

"Ok, not happy, happy but, I am okay. I have seen Mauritius, I knew they were going to play like this and they perhaps could have played a little bit better," Constantine said.

He was unhappy with the way the team played in the first half and said that a few changes at half-time helped them dominate in the second.