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India coach Stephen Constantine with Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Sunil Chhetri in the pre-match press conference.AIFF Media

India take on Laos in their return leg fixture of the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers on Tuesday in Guwahati. Stephen Constantine's side have a 1-0 advantage from their first leg game in Vientiane, Laos.

If the Blue Tigers successfully manage to prevent the away side from scoring in the second leg, India qualify for the AFC Asian Cup 2019, to be hosted by the United Arab Emirates.

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While the home side have the advantage, Constantine has urged his side not to be complacent going into this home fixture. "It starts 0-0 [on Tuesday] and we have no room for complacency against them. We respect Laos but we will try to beat them," the British coach was quoted as saying by the official AIFF website ahead of the match.

"We are approaching the game from scratch and the only advantage that we have is that we have played them and we know them. Apart from that there is no advantage," mentioned India skipper Sunil Chhetri.

Jeje Lalpekhlua scored the winner for the Blue Tigers in their first leg match. The likes of Robin Singh, Pronay Haldar, Cavin Lobo and Rowlin Borges are still unavailable owing to injuries.

Constantine, meanwhile, revealed that Udanta Singh and Jeje will be starting for India up front in the match.

The pressure is on Laos to get a favourable result for themselves on Tuesday. However, Laos coach Valkaone Pomphakdy has said that pressure will be more on the home side, considering they are the favourites.

"We will play with a free mind and I have told my players that there is no pressure on them," said Pomphakdy. "They should enjoy their football. India are the favourites to win this tie and the pressure will be on them as they are playing at home. We have nothing to lose," he added.

Where to watch live

India vs Laos is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. IST in Guwahati on June 7.

DD Sports will broadcast the match live in India. Online streaming is available on the official AIFF website.

Live updates from the match can also be found on the official AIFF twitter handle.

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