Macau, Sep 5: India took a giant step towards qualification for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2019, registering a 2-0 win over Macau in an away match at the Olympic Stadium here on Tuesday.
In a one-sided contest, substitute Balwant Singh scored a brace with a header in the 57th minute and poacher's goal in the 81st minute after a mix-up by the Macau back-line.
This was India's third successive victory and they sit pretty on top of Group A with nine points. India are scheduled to face the same opponents on October 10 in the return fixture in India. IANS