Kerala Blasters head coach Ivan Vukomanovic has not quite moved on from the infamous episode in the ISL from last season.
The Blue Tigers were hard done by bad refereeing and a pitch that was riddled with holes. Besides, a pair of shots hit the crossbar.
The Indian women footballers' campaign started on a disappointing note after an impressive first half as higher-ranked Chinese Taipei rallied to win 2-1.
The Blue Tigers will be playing their opening match in the Asian Games without any training session and proper rest after the last-minute announcement of the squad.
In Hangzhou, China, the host city for the Games, the Indian squad will be under the charge of national senior team head coach, Igor Stimac.
The defending champions had drawn level 1-1 before winning 5-4 in sudden death.
The defending champions prevailed 4-1 in a thrilling shootout that followed 120 minutes of goalless action.
The result meant that India and Kuwait ended up on seven points but the latter topped Group A on a better goal average.
Second half goals from Sunil Chhetri and Naorem Mahesh Singh helped India win 2-0.
With 90 goals to his name, Sunil Chhetri became the second-highest Asian goal-scorer in international football.