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India vs Macau Live Streaming, AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: When and Where to Watch

India will come out all guns blazing with an eye on the coveted AFC Asian Cup finals berth when they take on Macau in a qualifying round encounter on Wednesday.

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Updated:October 11, 2017, 3:50 PM IST
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India vs Macau Live Streaming, AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: When and Where to Watch
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India will come out all guns blazing with an eye on the coveted AFC Asian Cup finals berth when they take on Macau in a qualifying round encounter on Wednesday. A win against Macau will ensure a place in the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, having last played the continental championship in 2011.

The live broadcast of the match will be shown on Star Sports network while the live streaming of the match can be caught on Hotstar.com. The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST. You can also check out News18 Sports' LIVE blog for all the latest action from the match.

The 'Blue Tigers' are sitting pretty with nine points after they won all their three group games, beating Myanmar 1 -0, Kyrgyz Republic 1-0 and Macau 2-0. They are yet to concede a goal in the qualifiers. A win will also give coach Stephen Constantine an opportunity to play younger players in next two inconsequential games to expand players' pool for the team.

Knowing the significance of the match, the Indian boys know the type of football Macau play, but want to deal them with the respect they deserve.

Constantine would like his boys to play quick passes leaving opponents not much time to settle down, which they did in their last away game against Macau.

"We need to open them up. I think we were a bit static in the first half of our away game in Macau and it helped them. We cannot afford to repeat the same mistake," Constantine said.

Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Holicharan Narzary and Udanta Singh, will be itching to get behind Macau defenders, who didn't allow them any scoring opportunities in their last game.

Full-backs Narayan Das and Pritam Kotal would like to pepper the visitors’ box with crosses, which would cause plenty of problems for Macau defence. Robin Singh and Jackichand Singh will be expecting Constantine gives them a chance as they were on the bench in their previous match.

It will be interesting to see if Constantine plays in- form striker Balwant Singh instead of Eugeneson Lyngdoh. Lyngdoh has played for Bengaluru FC. India would be aiming for an early goal to more pressure and also prevent them from hitting on the counter.

"We need to be patient which we were not in the first half when we played away against Macau," Constantine said.

Macau haven't won a match since AFC Solidarity Cup last year and have lost their last four games without scoring a single goal.
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