It is the Indian national squad’s first visit to China and a chance to see if India has closed the gap on the stronger teams from the continent. India has never beaten China in international football, but seems to be closing the gap. ”Constantine returned to India for a second stint in charge of the national team in January 2015 and has led the squad from No. India secured a spot at the Asian Cup by winning its group in qualifying and Constantine had a chance to look at young players in September’s South Asian Cup. China missed out on qualification for the 2018 World Cup and the team was criticized in September for a 1-0 loss to an inexperienced Qatar team and then a 0-0 stalemate with Bahrain.
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