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The Indian football team is in Yangon to play an Asian Cup Qualifying game.
Myanmar have faced India 17 times in the past, with India winning on just four occasions. Their south-eastern neighbours on the other hand have got the better of them ten times.
Despite India’s indigent records against most teams in world football, their poor numbers against Myanmar makes them one of their biggest ‘bogey teams’.
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For the final round of qualifying, Stephen Constantine’s team has been drawn alongside Kyrgyzstan and AFC Solidarity Cup runners-up Macau and begin their attempt to qualify for the finals with a trip to Yangon.
Heading into the Group A opener of the 2019 Asian Cup final qualifying round, India will start the match 40 ranks above Myanmar in the latest Fifa rankings.
India are coming into the game on the back of a 3-2 win against Cambodia but they were far from convincing.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and co will have to step up against a side who come into the game with a 1-3 win over Indonesia, a team ranked higher than them in the rankings.
Constantine’s men will feel confident of getting a positive result having developed a habit of winning games lately with their last five encounters ending in triumph, a run which started from the twin victories over Laos in the Asian Cup play-offs.
With the top two teams from the group qualifying for the finals in UAE in 2019, a team isn’t necessarily required to win away from home, provided the home form is good. A point on the road could be considered as a bonus, if a team can conjure maximum points at home.