Ending the match against Afghanistan as a draw, Blue Tigers came up third after scoring seven points through eight matches for india football match fixtures. India football’s upcoming fixtures are the Qualifiers’ last round for the awaited continental event that is to be organized in China.
The Indian football team secured third place in their group which pushed them straight to the Qualifiers last round. Hosted by China, from June to July 2023 is the date of the awaited Asian cup.
Till now including China and Qatar, 13 nations have been selected. The other teams are to be selected through the qualifier’s last round. On June 16, the AFC confirmed that from 24 teams, 22 teams have progressed to the end round of AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers.
With the end of the 2nd round of joint qualifiers of the World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023, the leaders of eight groups and the five best runners-up teams have been selected for the continental event. And of the remaining 22 teams advanced for the tournament, India is at third with the 24th ranking, not a completely disappointing outcome for the Indian football fans.
The team failed to qualify for the FIFA 2022 and the team captain, Sunil Chhetri expressed his notion to see a rise in the Indian football match fixtures to train the team better. The football team of India has shown that they were completely focused on qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup. With the matches against Qatar, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, the captain Sunil Chhetri and the team have shown a proper defense.
Their game gave Indian football lovers hope. It is highly speculated that with proper resources and practice, the Blue Tigers can qualify for the next World Cup. The India football league table shows proof of how skilled the team is. Now Indians are waiting for the last qualifiers round where they hope to see the Blue Tigers in their top form.