Indian Football Team’s first Asian Cup victory since 1964. Astonishing second-half performance by Ashique Kuruniyan, Sunil Chhetri, Anirudh Thapa, and Udanta Singh.
First win over Thailand in 33 years .
India outclassed Thailand 4-1 in their opening match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 at the Al Nahyan Stadium on Sunday. Skipper Sunil Chhetri was in sublime form with two goals while Anirudh Thapa and Jeje Lalpekhlua also supported him well and registered their names on the scorecard. It was Chhetri who opened the scoring for India, but it didn’t take long before the War Elephants hit back through Teerasil Dangda. However, the scenario was completely different in the second half, as India dominated and pumped in three more goals to bag three important points. India’s heroic performance left fans in wonder and awe.