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Posted on : Sunday September 21, 2014

AIFF Media Team


NEW DELHI: Still healing from the ignominy of a 5-0 defeat at the hands of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their Incheon Asian Games opener, the Indian U-23 National Team will look to give a much better account of themselves when they play Jordan on Monday (September 22, 2014).


It was an one-sided encounter against UAE in the first game as India meekly went down to last Games’ Bronze Medallists 0-5 drawing flak from different quarters.


India now have to win against Jordan – whom they play for the first time in any age group – to stand any chance of last 16 berth.


The onus will again be on Captain Sunil Chhetri to deliver the goods as he has been doing relentlessly in the preparation matches ahead of the Games. Wim Koevermans’ boys will also have to sharp at the back and not let their plucky opponents catch them cold on the break, which has led to their doom against UAE.


Jordan on the other hand will be on a high after edging UAE by a solitary goal to stay top of the table.


The kick-off is at IST 1:30 pm.