The host nation came into this game needing a win to stand a chance to qualify as they had drawn to Chinese Taipei after a very convincing 5-0 win over Guam on Matchday 1. Myanmar were crippled ahead of the India clash as three of their strikers were out injured and the coach had revealed during the post-match conference after the Taipei game that he may have to ask some of his midfield players to play a striker's role.
"Today we got a ticket for the tournament finals. The players worked really hard and the support in the stadium was great. Usually, players need to rest for 48 hours. Guam's win over Chinese Taipei was this reason. India is a strong team, so I had to rest a lot of key players in the earlier game. Soe Min Oo, who scored in today's match is a great player, but he still carried an injury and had not fully recovered. Overall, I am happy about this result," said the Myanmar coach.
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