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Asia Cup Football 2023: India qualified for the first time

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The Indian football team has qualified for Asia Cup-2023. This is the first time that the Indian team will play in the Asia Cup for the second time in a row. It has benefited from Palestine’s victory in the ACF qualifiers. Talking about the overall qualification, India has qualified for this competition for the fifth time. The Asia Cup will be held in China from June 16 to July 16 next year. In the year 2019, when the Indian team played in the Asia Cup, it was defeated in 2 out of 3 group matches and was in the last position.

Team India has got the benefit of Palestine’s victory. As Palestine beat the Philippines 4-0 in the last match of Group B on Tuesday in the competition, India qualified for the Asia Cup without playing their last match.

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India is at number two, eyes on the top

In the current situation, the Indian team is led by two points over the Philippines in the points table. They have 6 points in the table, while the Philippines have 4 points. Group D He is second on the table with Hong Kong. Both have the same six points each.

In such a situation, Hong Kong is on the trope of the group on the basis of goal difference. Now the eyes of the Indian team will be on reaching the top position of the table by defeating Hong Kong.

The Indian team will play its last league match against Hong Kong at 8:30 pm on Tuesday. The Indian team had defeated Afghanistan 2-1 in their second match. This qualification will prove to be a morale booster for the team.

Cambodia won the first match

The Indian team started its journey with a 2-0 win over Cambodia. Captain Sunil Chhetri scored double goals in this match played on 8 June. One goal came on a penalty, the other was a field goal.

qualifying teams

  • Philippines
  • Uzbekistan
  • Thailand
  • India
  • hong kong
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan