Debutant Sahal Abdul Samad was one of the positives for the Indian football team from their King's Cup match against Curacao. Get highlights and analysis of the Curacao vs India King’s Cup football match in Buriram,Thailand, below.
Curacao beat Indian football team 3-1 in their King's Cup match in Buriram, Thailand, on May 5. All the goals in the matches came in the first half with Curacao opening the scoring after taking control of the midfield. Curacao scored thrice in the match -- opening with Rolieny Bonevacia, before Leandro Bacuna made it 2-0, Sunil Chhetri got one back via a penalty for India, who conceded again with Elson Wuincy Hooi striking it past Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. (Get highlights and analysis of the Curacao vs India King’s Cup football match in Buriram,Thailand, below)
Despite the result, India have a lot to look forward to for the future. Five debutants for starters, Sahal Abdul Samad the standout among them. The Kerala boy has a bright future for the team, based on his display. He has skill, the pace, and most of the will necessary to succeed as a midfielder. Stimac’s reign is off to a start, even it is with a loss. It can only get better from here though. Onwards and upwards.
The four-team tournament’s format is pretty straight-forward with the winner of the opening round of matches advancing to the final. With the loss, India will either play hosts Thailand or Vietnam for the third place.
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