India would have their sights set for qualifying for the 2019 AFC Cup qualifiers when they take on Macau in the fifth match of the third round. This is the first of the three reverse fixtures that India play in the third round but a win would seal India's qualification for the showpiece event.
India are in a commanding position to qualify for the showpiece event after winning all four of their third round fixtures and are the only team at this stage of the qualifiers to have not conceded a single goal. Their previous match was against Macau away from home.
Macau was just recovering from a devastating typhoon at the time and managerial instability. They were no match for India who defeated them 2-0.
A win for India here would mean that coach Stephen Constantine will have the freedom to experiment with younger players in the team. Sunil Chettri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sandesh Jhingan and goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu have all been crucial to the Indian cause so far and are all expected to feature in the match.
What channel will air the AFC Asian Cup qualifier between India and Macau?
The match will broadcast on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.
Where is the AFC Asian Cup qualifier between India and Macau being played?
The match is being played in Bangalore’s Sree Kanteerava Stadium. It is the home stadium of Indian Super League club Bengaluru FC.
How do I follow India vs Macau live online ?
The match will be streamed live on hotstar. For live commentary, updates, social reactions and more, you can follow the live blog that will be run on IndianExpress.com.