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All About AFC Asian Cup 2023: Teams, Indian Squad, Where to Watch and more

A new challenge awaits the Blue Tigers as Sunil Chhetri leads the Indian team into the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Read further for answers to all your AFC Asian Cup questions.

What is the AFC Asian Cup?

The Asian Cup is Asia’s equivalent of the UEFA European Championship or Africa Cup of Nations, played to determine the continent’s champions. It is organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Like its European counterpart, it is held every four years. It is the second-oldest continental football tournament in the world after South America’s Copa América.  

When and where will the Asian Cup 2023 be held?  

The 2023 Asian Cup will be hosted in 5 cities in Qatar, and it will kick off on the 12th of January when the host Qatar faces Lebanon. 

AFC Asian Cup 2023 Groups 

Group A: Qatar, China, Tajikistan, Lebanon

Group B: Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria, India 

Group C: Iran, UAE, Hong Kong, Palestine

Group D: Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, Vietnam

Group E: South Korea, Malaysia, Jordan, Bahrain

Indian Football Team AFC Asian Cup 2023 Schedule 

India are placed in group B alongside Australia, Uzbekistan and Syria. Here is the full schedule of India at the 2023 AFC Asian Cup: 

Date Match Time (IST) 
January 13, 2024 Australia vs India 2:30 PM 
January 18, 2024India vs Uzbekistan 5:30 PM
January 23, 2024 Syria vs India 2:30 PM

Indian Team Squad for the AFC Asian Cup 2023

Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Kaith.

Defenders: Akash Mishra, Lalchungnunga, Mehtab Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose. 

Midfielders: Anirudh Thapa, Brandon Fernandes, Deepak Tangri, Lalengmawia Ralte, Liston Colaco, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Udanta Singh. 

Forwards: Ishan Pandita, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manvir Singh, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Sunil Chhetri, Vikram Partap Singh

AFC Asian Cup 2023 telecast and Streaming details 

Telecast: Fans can tune into the Sports 18 channel to watch the live telecast of the AFC Asian Cup 2023. 

Streaming: Jio Cinema will stream all Indian team matches at the AFC Asian Cup 2023 for free. 

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