For India, dreams of the 2018 World Cup are already over. Finishing first in the group of five is the only way to guarantee a place in the final round of qualification.
Therefore, losing the first two of eight games -- even before playing top-seeded Iran -- means it is not going to happen. But then, Russia was always a dream.
Stephen Constantine knew this even before he returned to India in January to take charge of the nation for a second time, 12 years after his first stint ended.
The new regime...