Indian National Football Team got their opponents against whom they will play qualifiers in order to qualify for the finals of 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Here is the schedule of India’s upcoming matches with date and time. The Blue Tigers will be playing against Macau, Myanmar Kyrgyzstan in Group A. The qualifiers will be played among 24 National Football Teams which are divided into six groups of four teams each. India last played finals of AFC Asian Cup in 2011 in Qatar.
Indian AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers Schedule
Opponents: Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Macau
Team India’s first match is against Myanmar against whom they’ll play on 28th March 2017. Thereafter they’ll play against Kyrgyz Republic and Macau on 13 June 2017 and 5 September 2017 respectively. Check out the full schedule of India’s matches below.
|Match||Date||Time||Type of Game|
|Myanmar vs India||28 Mar 2017||5:00 pm||Away|
|India vs Kyrgyz Republic||13 Jun 2017||8:00 pm||Home|
|Macau vs India||5 Sept 2017||TBD||Away|
|India vs Macau||10 Oct 2017||TBD||Home|
|India vs Myanmar||14 Nov 2017||TBD||Home|
|Kyrgyz Republic vs India||27 Mar 2017||TBD||Away|
As the 24 teams are divided into 24 teams with six groups of four teams, top two teams from each group will qualify to the finals of AFC Asian Cup 2019 Championship. The qualified teams will join other 12 teams who have already qualified for the competition via 2018 FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup 2019 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2.
AFC Asian Cup 2019 already qualified teams: Australia, China, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Uzbekistan and hosts UAE.
Stephen Constantine, the coach of India National Football Team said “Though there are no easy games for us, the target is to win our home games and qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup. We are delighted to be in the draw. We believe that the qualifying campaign was a good lesson for us as it gave us the opportunity to introduce some new players who by now have that little bit of experience of playing international football. We need to work extremely hard to keep alive our hopes of qualifying.”
What is the start date of finals?
The finals of AFC Asian Cup 2019 will begin on 5th January 2019 in UAE. The final will be played on 1st Feb 2017. The competition will be played by 24 teams in eight venues.