The Indian football team will square off against Afghanistan in the final game of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. The Blue Tigers would be searching for yet another victory on Tuesday at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar. A win over Bangladesh in their last outing came courtesy of skipper Sunil Chettri’s brace, which could also prove to be a confident booster for the team as they take on fourth placed Afghanistan. With a solitary point lead, only a draw or win can confirm the third spot for India.
90 minutes were not enough to separate the two sides when these two sides last met in their previous World Cup qualifiers fixture. An injury time goal from India’s Seiminlen Doungel cancelled out Zelfy Nazary's first half stoppage time strike as the game finished 1-1. Meanwhile, a 2-1 defeat against 2nd placed Oman in their previous fixture kept Afghanistan at the fourth place with 5 points in 7 games. Farshad Noor’s men will be eyeing to end their winning drought in the qualifiers against Indian troops on Tuesday. Both the teams will take the field to finish their campaign on a high.
Group E standings so far
- Qatar 22
- Oman 15
- India 6
- Afghanistan 5
- Bangladesh 2
When is the World Cup Qualifying match between India vs Afghanistan?
The World Cup Qualifying match between India vs Afghanistan will take place on Tuesday June 15, India.
What are the timings of the World Cup Qualifying match between India vs Afghanistan?
The World Cup Qualifying match between India vs Afghanistan India vs Afghanistan will start at 7:30 PM IST.
Which TV channel will broadcast the World Cup Qualifying match between India vs Afghanistan?
The World Cup Qualifying match between India vs Afghanistan will be telecasted live on Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3 in India.
Can I watch the World Cup Qualifying match between India vs Afghanistan online?
The World Cup Qualifying match between India vs Afghanistan online will be available on Disney + Hotstar VIP app.
Here’s the squads of both the teams:
Indian football team
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh.
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose.
Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Lalengmawia Ralte, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Mohammad, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan.
Forwards: Ishan Pandita, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh.
Afghanistan football team
Goalkeepers: Ovays Azizi, Faisal Hamidi, Hamidullah Wakily.
Defenders: Masih Saighani, David Najem, Zohib Islam Amiri, Najim Haidary, Hussain Alizada, Sharif Mukhammad, Hassan Amin.
Midfielders: Adam Najem, Noor Husin, Zubayr Amiri, Farshad Noor (Capt), Faysal Shayesteh, Maziar Kouhyar, Fardin Hakimi, Milad Intezar, Abassin Alikhil, Zelfy Nazary, Samir Samandari.
Forwards: Jabar Sharza, Norlla Amiri, Omran Haydary, Amredin Sharifi, Omid Popalzay, Hossein Zamani, Fareed Sadat.