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Indian Football Team AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023: Group, Schedule, and Squad Analysis

Sunil Chhetri Led’s Indian football team is gearing up for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 in Qatar. India faces a challenging road to victory after being placed in Group B among formidable opponents such as Australia, Uzbekistan, and Syria. The team will begin their campaign against Australia on January 13th, 2024, in the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, expecting a difficult first match. Following that, on January 18th, against Uzbekistan, and on January 23rd, against Syria.

Despite India’s great football history, victory in the Asian Cup has never come to them; their best finish was as runners-up in 1964, a mark they hope to surpass in this edition. With a mix of experience and developing skills, the Indian team hopes to write a new chapter of success in the event by winning the coveted AFC Asian Cup.

AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 Groups

Group A: Qatar, China, Tajikistan, Lebanon
Group B: Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria, India
Group C: Iran, UAE, Hong Kong, Palestine
Group D: Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, Vietnam
Group E: South Korea, Malaysia, Jordan, Bahrain
Group F: Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Oman

India's AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023: Group, Schedule, and Squad Analysis

Indian Football Team’s AFC Asian Cup 2023 Schedule

Date Match Details Time (IST) Venue
January 13, 2024 Australia vs India 2:30 PM Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
January 18  , 2024 India vs Uzbekistan 5:30 PM Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
January 23, 2024 Syria vs India 2:30 PM Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Also Read, AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023: Teams, Groups, Schedule, and Everything You Need To Know

Indian Football Team Squad For AFC Asian Cup 2023

Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Kaith.

Defenders: Akash Mishra, Lalchungnunga, Mehtab Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose.

Midfielders: Anirudh Thapa, Brandon Fernandes, Deepak Tangri, Lalengmawia Ralte, Liston Colaco, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Udanta Singh.

Forwards: Ishan Pandita, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manvir Singh, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Sunil Chhetri, Vikram Partap Singh.

Head Coach: Igor Stimac.

Where To Watch India’s AFC Asian Cup 2023 Matches

India’s AFC Asian Cup 2023 matches will be broadcast live on Sports18 and streamed live on JioCinema in India.

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