The schedule and groups for the AFC Futsal Asian Cup have been announced. 32 teams will be competing this year to secure qualification for next year’s cup competition. The teams will be divided into eight groups. Eight groups will have four teams and one group will have three. The winners of each group, along with the runners-up of seven groups, will advance to the main tournament.
The host of the Cup is yet to be decided with Indonesia, Mongolia, Iran and Uzbekistan all sending bids to host. India is in a group with Myanmar, Tajikistan and Palestine. Defending champions Japan is in a group with Australia and Taiwan. The Indian team will play its qualifiers in Tajikistan from October 7 to 11.
What are the groups at the qualifiers?
The full group list is as follows:
Group A: Thailand (H), Turkmenistan, Hong Kong, China
Group B: Indonesia (H), Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Macau
Group C: Islamic Republic of Iran, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan (H), Maldives
Group D: Vietnam, Korea Republic, Nepal, Mongolia (H)
Group E: Tajikistan (H), Myanmar, Palestine, India
Group F: Kuwait, Bahrain (H), Timor-Leste, Brunei Darussalam
Group G: Uzbekistan (H), Iraq, Malaysia, Cambodia
Group H: Japan, Chinese Taipei (H), Australia
(H) means that the country will be hosting the qualifying games
What dates are India’s qualifying matches scheduled on?
India’s fixtures are as follows:
Tajikistan vs India - October 7
Myanmar vs India - October 9
Palestine vs India - October 11
Where to stream the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers?
The AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers will be live-streamed on JioTV
Where to watch the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers broadcast?
The AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers will not be broadcasted to watch on television in India.