The Blue Tigers will return to action at the 49th King’s Cup, where they will face a formidable Iraqi side on Thursday, September 7, at the 700th Anniversary Stadium in Chiang Mai, Thailand. India last competed in the tournament in 2019, when they were eliminated in the semi-finals by Curaçao before defeating hosts Thailand 1-0 for the bronze medal.
India will field a Chettri-less starting 11 at King's Cup 2023 as the Indian captain is out for personal reasons. Stimac's side has already won three trophies -- the Tri-Nation tournament in Imphal in March, the Intercontinental Cup in Bhubaneswar in June, and the SAFF Championship in Bengaluru in July.
Iraq is the highest-ranked team in the competition, rated 70th in the world, followed by India, ranked 99th, Lebanon (100th), and Thailand (113th). As a result, the Lions of Mesopotamia are definitely among the favorites to win the tournament and will look to stretch their unbeaten run against India. Iraq will actually be facing the Indian side for the first time in over 12 years, having last played a game against them in 2010.
- In six matches played between them, the Blue Tigers are winless while Iraq have won five, and one has been drawn.
King's Cup 2023: India vs Iraq
When and where will the India vs Iraq, King's Cup 2023 match take place?
The King's Cup 2023 match between India and Iraq will take place on Thursday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. IST at the 700th Anniversary Stadium in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Where to watch the live telecast of the India vs Iraq, King's Cup 2023 match in India?
The King's Cup 2023 match between India and Iraq will be telecasted live on the Euro Sport TV Channel in India.
Where to watch the live stream of the India vs Iraq, King's Cup 2023 match in India?
The live stream of the King's Cup 2023 match between India and Iraq will be available on the FIFA+ website.
Where to catch live scores of the India vs Iraq, King's Cup 2023 match in India?
SportsTiger's website and app will provide you with live scores and live updates of the King's Cup 2023 in India.
India: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Nikhil Poojari, Anwar Ali, Sandesh Jhingan, Akash Mishra, Jeakson Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Sahal Abdul Samad, Ashique Kuruniyan, and Manvir Singh
Iraq: Jalal Hasan, Alai Ghasem, Mustafa Nadhim, Ali Atiyah, Dhurgham Ismael, Ibrahim Bayesh, Ami Al-Ammari, Sherko Karim, Amjad Attwan, Hussein Ali Al-Saedi, and Aymen Hussein