@ArsenalFan700 @goalkeepar ..This new Format for AFC Asian cup will be a a true reflection of the Nation's Football status and progress, the last time India played the ASIA cup we entered via the back door and got walloped..How long will be be patting ourselves for a Back door entry.
For the World cup qualification preliminary rounds India will not definately not finish1st or 2nd , but we definitely can finish 3rd or a more probable 4th in that group , this will make us eligible to fight for the last 12 slots available for the AFC cup.
We must remember the Last WC qualification we gave the UAE a hard time, away match we were down to 10 men and lost while the return was a draw. we were cribbing playing a knock out format against a tough Gulf country saying this is so unfair etc etc , Now that we have this longer format we are still cribbing !!!. I am actually relishing India playing this format and maybe causing a few upsets for the Preliminary round.
Its disheartening to see IFN fans just brush away our teams chances like we are some Bhutanese or East Timor team, have some more faith guys. We have more than enough talent and players to come through via the last 12 teams into the Asia cup. its tough but it can be done