IND Starting XI: Indian Football Team will be taking on neighbors Afghanistan in the upcoming fixture of the World Cup Qualifiers. The Blue Tigers impressed in the previous game as they beat Bangladesh 2-0, courtesy a brace by the Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri. The Indian Football Team are in at the 3rd spot in Group E of with six points to their names. They have won one, drawn three and lost three games in the process. Meanwhile, Afghanistan are at 4th spot with five points, having won one, draw two and lost four.
The last time the two teams squared off, the game ended in a stalemate, as Seiminlen Doungel rescued a point for India by scoring an equalizer at injury time. The Indian team will be eying redemption and it could turn out to be an intriguing affair.
The Indian Football Team reside at the 105th spot in the FIFA Rankings. Meanwhile, Afghanistan are 149th in the rankings.
Recent Form (All Competitions)
Goalkeeper: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Arminder Singh, Dheeraj Singh
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandeh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose
Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernades, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Apuia, Abdul Saahal, Yasir Mohammad, Lllizanzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan
Forwards: Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Ishan Pandita
G Singh Sandhu; Jhingan, Bose, C Singh, Martins, Fernndes, U. Singh, Wngjam, B Singh; M Singh, S Chhetri
The Group E fixture between India and Bangladesh will be competed at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha. The match will kick off at 7:30 PM (IST) and will be broadcasted live on Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar and JIO TV Football.