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  • Writer's pictureAbhishek Verma

India vs Myanmar Match Preview: Hero Tri-Nation Opener

Updated: Mar 31

Indian Blue Tigers led by Sunil Chhetri will face Myanmar at Khuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal on March 22, 2023. The tournament will also feature Kyrgyzstan against India on March 28.

India vs Myanmar Football
Source: AIFF

After leading his side to the finals of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), Bengaluru FC hero and Indian captain Sunil Chettri will be excited to participate in the upcoming Hero Tri-Nation Tournament. After quite a long time, football is returning to Manipur as the Blue Tigers will host new faces of the Myanmar Football Team.

While the Myanmar side is excited to spoil the party in Imphal, Igor Stimac's boys will also be looking forward to their first home game in over eight months. Not to mention, important aspects like jumping up in the FIFA rankings and points are at stake for both participating nations.

As the Indian coach is focused on finding new strategies for his side, it will be the first competitive game for Michael Feichtenbeiner as the new head coach of Myanmar. Meanwhile, the game itself is nothing short of a treat for Manipuris as the 'crazy football state' is all set out to host the tournament opener.

India vs Myanmar Kick-Off Details & Live Telecast

The first game of the Hero Tri-Nation Tournament India vs Myanmar will be played at Khuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal on 22 March 2023. The game will kick off at 6:00 PM IST onwards and will be telecast on Star Sports Network in India. Viewers can also enjoy the live stream on the Disney + Hotstar app and website.

India vs Myanmar Possible Starting Lineups

India (4-2-3-1): Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK); Naorem Roshan Singh, Anwar Ali, Rahul Bheke, Akash Mishra; Suresh Singh, Anirudh Thapa; Lallianzuala Chhangte, Brandon Fernandes, Ritwik Das, Manvir Singh

Myanmar (4-3-3): Kyaw Pho (GK), Hein Win, Thiha Aung, Thahe Soe, Nanda Kyaw, Kyaw Min, Lwing Aung, Wai Aung, Lin Soe, Hain Aung, Aung Man

Players To Watch

  • Lallianzuala Chhangte (India)

  • Aung Mann (Myanmar)

  • Brandon Fernandes (India)

India vs Myanmar Head to Head

So far, the Indian Football Team has managed to maintain a decent record against the Myanmar side. However, the last competitive game between both sides took place almost six years ago. Since then, both sides have seen various changes and hence it'd be quite interesting to see how this game unfolds.

  • Matches Played: 5

  • India: 3

  • Myanmar: 1

  • Drawn: 1

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