2023 AFC Asian Cup - India in Group B

NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6502 Points
edited December 2023 in Indian Football Team
The 2023 AFC Asian Cup will be the 18th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It will involve 24 national teams after expansion in 2019, with Qatar as the defending champions.
On 17 October 2022, the AFC announced that the tournament will be held in Qatar. Due to the high summer temperatures and Qatar's participation in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the tournament was postponed to 12 January – 10 February 2024, while retaining the original name for sponsorship purposes.
Qualified teams
Of 24 teams set to appear, 20 teams will return after appearing in the 2019 edition.
India qualified for the first time in successive tournaments (2019 & 2023).
Tajikistan is set to be the only debutant in the competition, whereas Hong Kong marked its return for the first time in 56 years. Malaysia Indonesia qualified for the first time since hosting the 2007 AFC Asian Cup.



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  • NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6502 Points
    edited December 2023
    India matches:

    13 January 2024 14:30 : 5 PM IST India vs Australia - Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
    18 January 2024 17:30 : 8 PM IST India vs Uzbekistan - Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
    23 January 2024 14:30 : 5 PM IST India vs Syria - Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

    Indian Squad (26-member squad):
    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 (Apuia), Liston Colaco, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Udanta Singh.
    Forwards: Ishan Pandita, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manvir Singh, Rahul K Praveen, Sunil Chhetri, Vikram Partap Singh.

    Groups (
    Draw based on pots: FIFA ranking):

    munna219777
  • It's not easy to understand stimac.
    Roshan,ashish,sana all are good players and he left all of them. Our defence will be the weakest point on the tournament.
    Nagendrasudheermylankal
  • NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6502 Points
    It's not easy to understand stimac.
    Roshan,ashish,sana all are good players and he left all of them. Our defence will be the weakest point on the tournament.
    yah. I expected atleast one of them in final 26-member squad. Only Akash is fastest player. Poojary & Subashish are somewhat ok, but I don't think they will be able to help us in offense while playing against Australia & Uzbekistan.

    Though Sana is slow, he is miles ahead of Lalchungnunga & Mehtab Singh and is technically strong as well. Lalchungnunga is good, but still raw and need to play few more NT friendlies before getting nod. Mehtab Singh gets the nod since he is Mumbai City player & coach might have thought he can gel well with Bheke, Akash, Apuia & Chhangte. Pritam Kotal is surprise inclusion for me in defense. Coach might have considered his club form along with his NT experience.

    Based on this squad, I expect coach to field same team (XVIII) & also formation mostly will be same (switch b/w 4-5-1 & 4-3-3) across all 3 group stage games. Understanding b/w Chhetri & Mavir is not great else coach might have tried age old formation, 4-4-2 as well. 
    rathorevarun4
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29686 Points
    Also, why Deepak Tangri? how much game time has he got in the ISL....has his performance been impressive?
    ashindia
  • NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6502 Points
    Also, why Deepak Tangri? how much game time has he got in the ISL....has his performance been impressive?
    Deepak Tangri got the nod since most of the defensive players are injured ( Jeakson,  Ashique,  Rohit & Glan Martins). Also Deepak will give physical advantage since Suresh & Thapa are shortest players in our midfield. 
    munna219777ashindia
  • NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6502 Points
    India NT is planning to play a warm-up game against Asian nation on Jan 7th/8th.
    Possibilities: Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Iraq, Lebanon
    indian_goonermunna219777giridharanashindia
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29264 Points
    They will play Iraq 
    munna219777
  • NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6502 Points
    They will play Iraq 
    Iraq is playing official friendly with South Korea on Jan 6th in Abu Dubai.  Stimac is preferring Jan 7th, but seems like AIFF is looking b/w Jan 6th & Jan 8th. 

    If it is Iraq, it would be great match for us. Also since it is unofficial friendly,  coach will give chance for atleast 22 players in this match.
    giridharansudheermylankal
  • munna219777munna219777 28514 Points
    Nagendra said:
    India matches:

    13 January 2024 14:30 : 5 PM IST India vs Australia - Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
    18 January 2024 17:30 : 8 PM IST India vs Uzbekistan - Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
    23 January 2024 14:30 : 5 PM IST India vs Syria - Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

    Indian Squad (26-member squad):
    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 (Apuia), Liston Colaco, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Udanta Singh.
    Forwards: Ishan Pandita, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manvir Singh, Rahul K Praveen, Sunil Chhetri, Vikram Partap Singh.

    Groups (
    Draw based on pots: FIFA ranking):

    I don't know why Amrinder is still in the squad.
    Some other new youngster should have been given a chance
    Deb_Bandev_pfcgoalkeepar
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