India vs Vanuatu Live Score, Hero Intercontinental Cup 2023: IND 0-0 VUT after 10 minutes

Indian men’s football team is aiming to book an early ticket to the final as they take on lowly Vanuatu in their second group game at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Monday (June 12, 2023).

India come into the game high on confidence as they defeated Mongolia in their opening game of the tournament 2-0 on Friday. World No. 164 Vanuatu, on the other hand, were outperformed by World No. 99 Lebanon in the second half.

07:39 PM

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India are threatening to come down the left wing time and again as Nandha and Liston Colaco charged down the side in two separate attempts but Vanuatu defence is holding their shape well. This could be a long night for Indians with the physicality of Vanuatu in play.

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Following an ambitious indirect freekick attempt by Vanuatu, Nandhakumar was fed with a diagonal pass on the left flank. The winger smartly backheeled it to Sunil Chhetri, who took couple of touches before taking an aim from outside the box but his effort was blocked.

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The match gets underway and the weather has turned pleasant in Bhubaneswar with strong wind blowing. A thunderstorm could be on its way as lightning could be spotted already.

07:30 PM

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We are just two minutes away from kick-off. And in case you missed the earlier update, coach Igor Stimac has made eight changes to the line-up for the second game with Nandhakumar making his India debut.

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It’s time for the national anthems and Vanuatu’s ‘Yumi, Yumi, Yumi’ to be played first followed by hosts India’s ‘Jana Gana Mana’

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Both the teams are all dressed up and are entering the arena with just few minutes to kick off. India is wearing their away all-saffron kit for the game while Vanuatu are in yellow jersey and black shorts.

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It’s pretty much clear that coach Igor Stimac is checking his bench strength. However, the Croat has often stressed in the past that there are no first-choice 11 for him as he sees the entire roaster of 26 players, who he likes to use as per the tactical requirements. Meanwhile Vanuatu has revealed their starting line-up as well.

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In the defence, No. 1 Gurpreet Singh Sandhu returns between the sticks while Subhasish Bose replaces Akash Mishra at left-back. Senior centre-back Sandesh Jhigan is the only return from the last game as Mehtab Singh will pair him at the back. The right back position will feature Pritam Kotal in place of Nikhil Poojary.

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Taking a detail look into the line-up, last-match hero Lallinzuala Chhangte is replaced by Nandha while Udanta on the right wing is changed with East Bengal’s Noarem Mahesh Singh. Liston Colaco and Rowlin Borges replaced Anirudh Thapa and Apuia in the midfield.

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Coach Igor Stimac makes as many as eight changes to the line-up that played against Mongolia with Odisha FC’s Nandhakumar making his Team India debut.

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Mongolia, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, managed to hold Lebanon for a draw. A win for India will certainly confirm their final berth as only one team (Lebanon) can surpass India’s points total after the win.

06:31 PM

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Indian team has reached the venue already as we are an hour away from kick-off. Meanwhile, The afternoon match between Lebanon and Mongolia is in its dying minutes with the deadlock yet to be broken.

06:24 PM

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Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of India vs Vanuatu group match of the Intercontinental Cup 2023. This is your host Aditya K Halder taking you through the build-up and minute-to-minute update of the match as India look to virtually seal their final berth.

India had plenty of positives from the game as Lallinzuala Chhangte starred with a goal and was also awarded Hero of the Match. India took early control of the game as Abdul Sahal Samad scored as early as the second minute.

In what was a foolproof performance from Igor Stimac and men with plenty of attacking opportunities created through the wings with Udanta Singh and Akash Mishra working well on the left flank while Chhangte and Nikhil Poojary had a telepathic understanding on the other wing.

Star forward and captain Sunil Chhetri didn’t score but he was involved in the build-up, allowing the wing play to flourish with his timely layoffs. Anirudh Thapa and Lalengmawia Ralte (Apuia) were solid in the middle of the park with Thapa often making the charge into the box and coming close to scoring as well.

However, World No. 183 Mongolia were an inferior challenge in comparison to Vanuatu, who are a much superior side and are often willing to defend in numbers. Vanuatu made things difficult for their rivals and World No. 99 Lebanon in the last game as they equalised quickly after Lebanon scored the opener in the first game.

Hero Intercontinental Cup 2023: Schedule for remaining matches

June 12: Mongolia vs Lebanon – 4: 30 PM (Ongoing)
June 12 India vs Vanuatu – 7:30 PM
June 15 Vanuatu vs Mongolia – 4:30 PM
June 15 India vs Lebanon – 7:30 PM
June 18: Team 1 vs Team 2 – 7:30 PM
Note: All matches are to be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar

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