A win today does not change much for India as they will still finish at the bottom of Group 'D' below tiny Pacific Island nation Guam. It has some significance regarding the team's chances for qualifying in 2019 Asian Cup.

Whatever the result today, India will not get a direct entry into the qualification round of the Asian Cup. The Stephen Constantine-coach side will still have the ignominy of featuring in a play-off round to even feature in another qualifying round of the 2019 Asian Cup.

A win against Turkmenistan would put India against a lesser opposition in the play-off, thereby increasing their chance of making it to the qualifiers of the Asian Cup.

India, who have just three points from their lone win against Guam last year, are coming into tomorrow's Joint Qualification Round 2 match following a 0-4 drubbing away at the hands of continental giants Iran last week.

Though the wounds of the big defeat are still fresh, the team has been boosted by the return of Chhetri, who sweated it out on the field on the eve of the match. Cheif coach Stephen Constantine though was not committal on Chhetri's participation in the game at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium tomorrow.

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