Indian football team today defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 in their opening clash of SAFF Championship 2018. India had many chances to score in the match but a young Indian side failed to convert their chances. A 35′ minute strike by Ashique Kuruniyan and 47′ minute strike by Lallianzuala Chhangte was the difference between the two sides as a low-lying Sri Lanka proved no match for the less experienced Indian side.
There were mixed emotions on the social media after India’s win in their opening encounter.
— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) September 5, 2018
— Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) September 5, 2018
— Bharath karthick GBK (@GBK_Tweets) September 5, 2018
Ends 2-0. Good win IMO. We picked up momentum, played some decent football. Felt like it was too easy and that’s mostly down to Sri Lanka being poor.
— Ankush Sharma (@OkayAnkush) September 5, 2018
So many opportunities wasted. Yet India prevailed over srilanka 2-0 in the opener of #SAFFSuzukiCup2018
Scoreline should have been 5-0 but indian forwards were lacklustre in the box. Nonetheless positive to start with a win#INDvSRI #AsianDream #BackTheBlue
— Sayan (@Tweets_by_Sayan) September 5, 2018
— Shivam (@shivamshail) September 5, 2018
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) September 5, 2018
The average age of Indian squad is 20, let that sink in. It wasn’t very impressive performance, too many miss passes, hoofing the ball like bunch of school kids, Changte’s crosses were too shit that it gave us a goal.#Indianfootball https://t.co/vBOQVSrMSf
— Irshu (@irshufany) September 5, 2018
Didn’t @StephenConstan and @IndianFootball said few days ago that SAFF Cup will be the good exposure and practice for India before Asian Cup 2019? So, either I am confused or Indian Football is confusing others. Good if I am wrong and the best team is selected for Asian Cup 2019.
— Ricky Jack (@ricky_123_007) September 5, 2018
The @IndianFootball team began its SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 journey with a 2-0 win over Sri Lanka.
— Chennaiyin F.C. ?? (@ChennaiyinFC) September 5, 2018