All You Need To Know About The India V DPR Korea Match In Intercontinental Cup Today 0

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The 2019 Intercontinental cup seems to be a goal-scoring bonanza for the participating teams. It has been 3 matches so far and we already have the ball netted 15 times. As we move on to the upcoming fixture between India and DPR Korea on 13th of July, we have high expectations from both the sides.

The previous encounter saw both the teams disappointed after the clock ticked the 90th-minute mark. Both India and DPR Korea opened the scoring sheet but failed to shield their territory as the game came to a conclusion. India opened their scoresheet against Tajikistan but the visitors fought back and the match ended in a 2-4 loss. Similarly, Korea drew first blood but ended up losing the game by a deplorable margin of 2-5 against Syria. However, both the teams are expected to face off and play robust football on Sunday, 7th of July, at the TranStadia in Gujarat, Ahmedabad.

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The Indian team had a very positive start to the game but crumbled during the 2nd half. Errors from the defence and the goalkeeper cost the team. On the other side of the coin, Korea had more possession and more shots on target against Syria, but they broke down like a pack of cards as the game intensified.

In the upcoming fixture, team India needs to win by a big margin to keep their hopes alive of booking a spot into the finals. Although they have never won a game against DPR Korea in the history of Indian football. It is to be seen if Igor Stimac’s new philosophy can lead the team to victory. Until now, the coach has focused on giving the youngsters a chance and maintaining a balanced squad of experience bound with fresh legs.

EXPECTED XI:

INDIA:

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Head Coach: Igor Stimac

Amrinder Singh (GK)
Subhasish Bose (LB)
Adil Khan (CB)
Rahul Bheke (CB)
Pritam Kotal (RB)
Vinit Rai (CDM)
Amarjit Singh (CDM)
Sunil Chhetri (LW)
Sahal Abdul Samad (CAM)
Udanta Singh (RW)
Joby Justin (ST)

DPR Korea:
Formation: 4-4-2

Head Coach: Yun Jong-su

Tae Song (GK)
Chang-Ho (LB)
Yong Chol (CB)
Kuk Chol (CB)
Thong Il (RB)
Un Il (LW)
Un Chol (CM)
Hyon Jin (CM)
Il Gwan (RW)
Thae Hyok (CF)
Yong Il (CF)

Telecast: Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD, Hotstar (8:00 PM IST)