Match Preview – India take on Vanuatu in the Intercontinental Cup 2023


Football fans in India are fully ecstatic as the Hero Intercontinental Cup 2023 is already underway. The games are taking place at Bhubaneswar’s famed Kalinga Stadium, where ardent spectators are set to gather to witness the upcoming matchups.

This revered competition surely assures us to deliver some riveting matches as well as some intense rivalries.

Now this article will discuss the Blue Tigers’ upcoming matchup as they are coming up against Vanuatu in their 2nd match after a thumping 2-0 victory against Mongolia in the first matchup.

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Predicted Lineups

India – Gurpreet Singh Sandhu(GK), Anwar Ali, Mehtab Singh, Rahul Bheke, Akash Mishra, Mohammad Yasir, Jeakson Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Nandakumar Sekar, Sunil Chhetri, Lallinzuala Chhangte.

Vanuatu – Anthony Taiwia(GK), Brian Kaltak, Jason Thomas, Lee Taiwia, Raoul Coulon, John Wohale, Lency Philip, Jean Taussi, Azariah Soromon, Jordy Tasip, Alex Saniel.

Igor Stimac said, “Playing at home will be a big advantage for us. I hope to see a large number of supporters cheering for us. We saw in Manipur that when we’re surrounded by passionate fans who shower us with love, they can help us beat better-ranked teams,”

India vs Vanuatu – Head-to-Head Record

India has never previously faced Vanuatu. It will be the first time these two teams come up against each other.

Team News

All players in the Team India camp except Suresh Wangjam is fully fit and are available for this match.

IFTWC’s Prediction

The only goalscorer for Vanuatu this season is their midfielder John Wohale when he scored the consolation goal for the team when they played against Lebanon and lost the match 3-1. It will be a massive letdown for India if they don’t come away with a win against Vanuatu. They will look to have a better outing in front of goal given the plethora of chances they missed in their 2-0 win against Mongolia.

IFTWC predicts a 3-1 victory for the Blues against Vanuatu.

The match will kick off at 7.30 PM. The game will be telecasted live on Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar, and JioTV.

Follow IFTWC for the latest updates on Indian Football.

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