India will be looking to sealing their place in the last four of the SAFF Cup 2015 by a good result in their second and the final Group A fixture on Sunday. Stephen Constantine's men take on neighbours Nepal at the Trivandrum Interanational Stadium in Kerala.
Robin Singh remained the hero for the Blue Tigers as a perfect brace from him helped India bag a 2-0 win against Sri Lanka on Christmas Day. The confidence is at an all-time high within the Indian camp now, and they will be keen on taking the confidence to today's match as well.
The availability of Robin for today's game was in doubt especially after the horrible injury he suffered following scoring his second goal of the game on Friday, but Constantine has said that the lanky hotshot will be available for the game against Nepal.
"Robin's X-ray reveals it isn't anything serious. He will be back," the British coach said ahead of the game.
Constantine is not taking Nepal lightly, as the Gorkhalis had held India to a goalless draw during an international friendly only in August this year. "Nepal were unlucky to lose in their first match [against Sri Lanka in the SAFF Cup 2015]. They are a good side and it [today] will be a tricky match. We are an improving Team and hopefully, we will get the result we desire," he added.
18-year-old AIFF U-18 Academy product, Lallianzuala, made his senior India national team debut during the match against Sri Lanka, and he will be expected to feature in today's game as well.
The Indian team had a post-match recovery session on Saturday at Kerala's famous Kovalam Beach, where the Blue Tigers took part in light warm-up games, stretching and jogging, as well as some moments of fun in the waves.
India (ranked 166)
Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Gurpreet, Karanjit. Defenders: Aiborlang, Lalchhuanmawia, Kaushik Sarkar, Arnab Mondal, Augustine, Narayan Das, Pritam Kotal. Midfielders: Lallianzuala, Rowlin Borges, Sanju Pradhan, Eugeneson, Bikash Jairu, Pronay. Forwards: Sunil Chhetri (C), Holicharan Narzary, Robin Singh, Jeje.
Nepal (ranked 192)
Goalkeepers: Kiran, Bikesh, Amrit. Defenders: Rabin, Biraj, Rohit, Ananta, Ranjit, Aditya, Jitendra. Midfielders: Bikram, Yogesh, Herman, Jagajeet, Bishal Rai. Forwards: Anil Gurung (C), Navin Lama, Bimal, Anjan, N Shrestha.
The kick-off of the game between India and Nepal is scheduled at 6:30 pm IST on Sunday, 27 December 2015.
Where to watch live
Get the report and reaction of the match HERE
Viewers in Afghanistan can catch the game on Moby Q.
Live streaming for the entire subcontinent is available on the official SAFF Cup YouTube profile.
Other TV listings: Television Maldives (Maldives), Doordarshan (India), BBS (Bhutan), Bangladesh TV (Bangladesh).