Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu remains undefeated after five games in charge following a 4-0 rout of Kyrgyzstan in Toyota City on Tuesday.
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In Chhetri's absence, the onus will be on Jeje to provide leadership and quality on the pitch in India's final Asian Cup qualifier vs Kyrgyzstan.
Over-reliance on Sunil Chhetri, holes in midfield and defensive flaws are pressing issues for India despite favourable results.
Sunil Chhetri grabbed the headlines once again, but Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's inspired show was equally instrumental in India's win over Kyrgyzstan.
Sunil Chhetri's 69th minute strike helped India beat Kyrgyzstan 1-0 and go top of Group A in the AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign.
China completed a remarkable transformation in their 2018 AFC World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Qatar to advance to the third round.
Captain Mile Jedinak helped Australia get their AFC World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a first half penalty in his comeback from injury
North Korea, Qatar, Thailand and Jordan all won on Tuesday to maintain their group leads in the second round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup.
Jordan scored twice in the second half to upset continental champions Australia 2-0 on Thursday and move to the top of Group B in the second round of
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou hailed the influence of substitute Tommy Oar in their opening 2018 WC Qualifier win against Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday.
Skipper Mile Jedinak scored in the second minute to set Asian champion Australia on its way to a 2-1 win over Kyrgyzstan in its opening qualifier.