A technical glitch before the start of India vs Cambodian AFC Asian Cup qualifier caused a massive misunderstanding. As per the rule, both team players lined up for their national anthem before the match could kick-off at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. However, a technical error spoiled it for Cambodian players.
After the announcement of the national anthem for Cambodia, there was nothing played for several minutes. The players were left wondering what was causing the delay. It became even worse when the Indian national anthem was played rather than the Cambodian national anthem. As soon as the first tune of the Indian anthem hit, one of the Cambodian players immediately turned around in utter surprise.
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Sunil Chhetri gives India an early opening
Coming to the game, there was straightaway thrilling action at the Salt Lake Stadium as India scored their first goal in the 14th minute of the play itself. Captain Sunil Chhetri gave India an early opening as he converted a penalty after Liston Colaco was tripped by the Cambodian defender. Chhetri later made it 2-0 with a field goal in the second half.
India’s XI vs Cambodia– Gurpreet, Roshan, Jhingan, Anwar, Akash, Anirudh, Brandon, Suresh, Liston, Manvir, Chhetri (c).