Panaji, Oct 29 (UNI) It will be a do or die battle for India when they take on Lebanon on home ground in the World Cup 2010 qualifying first rounds football match, shifted to Nehru Stadium Fatorda at Margao in South Goa, tomorrow.
Both the teams arrived today and had practice session at two different venues in South Goa.
The match, which was earlier scheduled to be held in Chennai yesterday, had to be shifted to Goa owing to inclement weather.
India coach Bob Houghton is confident of winning tomorrow's match by 3-0 on home support. He said though Nehru Stadium Fatorda in Goa is a good venue, he would have preferred Delhi where India won the Nehru Cup recently. N S Manju, who had a high fever, will be a doubtful starter.
India, who lost to Lebanon in the away match by 1-4, need to win the home match by at least a 3-0 margin to keep their hopes alive in the competition.
The Team: India (From): Subrata Paul, Sandeep Nandi, Subhasis Roy Choudhary, Surkumar Singh, Mahesh Gawli, Syed Rahim Nabi, Samir Naik, N S Manju, Debarata Roy, Clifford Miranda, Meharajuddin Wadoo, N P Pradeep, Stevan Dias, K Ajayan, Climax Lawrence, Gourmangi Singh, Baichung Bhutia, Sunil Chetri, Manjit Singh, Tarif Ahmed. Chief Coach: Bob Houghton.
Lebanon (From): Lary Mehanna, Paul Rustom, Mootaz Beellah El Jounaidi, Hussein Amine, Hassan Moghnieh, Mohammed Ghaddar, Ali Al Saadi, Ramez Dayoub, Amer Khan, Khodor Salame, Mohammad Korhani, Faissal Antar, Mohamad Halawi, Ali Yaakoub, Abbas Ali Atwi, Mohmoud El Ali, Hossain Hemdane. Coach: Emile Rustom.