FT: India 1-1 Afghanistan

FT: India 1-1 Afghanistan

FT: India 1-1 Afghanistan

FT: India 1-1 Afghanistan

Just one win for India but four draws. Some good, some not so good.

Group E as it stands

Pos Teamvte Pld W D L GF Pts
1  Qatar (Q) 8 7 1 0 18 22
2  Oman (Q) 7 5 0 2 13 15
3  India (Q) 8 1 4 3 6 7
4  Afghanistan (Z) 8 1 3 4 5 6
5  Bangladesh (Q) 7 0 2 5 3 2

FT: India 1-1 Afghanistan

Full-time stats. A draw probably a fair result.

FT: India 1-1 Afghanistan

FT: India 1-1 Afghanistan

FT: India 1-1 Afghanistan

It ends all square. India qualify for the third round of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers after finishing third in Group E. The point is enough to beat Afghanistan in fourth place. India got a bit lucky with their goal but perhaps deserved a point in the end.

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90+2’ India 1-1 Afghanistan

Afghanistan win a free-kick in a dangerous position but it’s hit straight at Gurpreet who gobbles it.

90+1’ India 1-1 Afghanistan

Four minutes of stoppage time. Can India hold on for a point?

82’ India 1-1 Afghanistan

GOOOOAAAALLLLL! ZAMANI! Afghanistan are level with a beautiful goal finished off brilliantly by the teenager. India’s lead didn’t last long and Afghanistan deserve parity in this game.

81’ India 1-0 Afghanistan

Ashique Kuruniyan’s whose cross was turned into his own net by Afghanistan goalkeeper is replaced by Bipin Singh.

74’ India 1-0 Afghanistan

GOOOOOOOOOAAALLLLL! What a shocking error from the Afghanistan goalkeeper who spills a simple cross into his own net. Massive slice of luck for India.

69’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

Chhetri has been taken off for Liston Colaco. Big move this from Stimac to get his biggest goal threat off the field.

67’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

Brilliant from Ashqiue who wins the ball before charging at the Afghanistan defender and then winning a free-kick.

63’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

Apuia comes on for Brandon Fernandes as Igor Stimac makes his first change.

53’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

A cagey start to the second half. Both teams playing very safe in midfield.

46’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

Second half begins. No changes by either manager at the break.

HT: India 0-0 Afghanistan

A half of few chances. Both teams have nullified each other’s threat quite well. Afghanistan have looked the more adventurous of the two teams and have edged possession and India have looked threatening on the break in parts. So far the result suits India and the onus will be on Afghanistan to take the game to the Blue Tigers. Interesting second half to come.

45’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

Suresh picks up a misplaced pass and runs straight at the heart of the Afghanistan defence but his final pass isn’t very good and the opponents survive. Good transition from India.

36’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

Afghanistan have upped the ante a bit. Chinglensana Singh booked after successive fouls.

31’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

Afghanistan forced into an early change. Captain Farshad Noor is replaced by Ahmed Najem.

24’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

Back-to-back corners for India but nothing comes of it. It’s been a very even game so far. India though have won plenty of corners so far and that may be the best route to goal as it stands.

10’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

Chhetri forces a save from the goalkeeper. The angle was tight but Chhetri does well to force a corner. India looking sharp.

8’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

Afghanistan not shying away from the ball and keeping decent amount of possession. India looking threatening on the break.

2’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

A positive start from India who win a corner in the first minute but Afghanistan clear the danger.

1’ India 0-0 Afghanistan

KICK OFF! India in their regular blue strip get the game underway

7:25 pm: What India need tonight?

A draw will be enough for the Blue Tigers to seal third place but failure to win could mean India would need to depend on results elsewhere to be sure of a place in the next round of AFC Asian Cup qualification. A defeat would mean India would have to enter playoff round.

7:23 pm: India have the upper hand in head-to-head record

India vs Afghanistan H2H record

Matches Played India Wins Draws Afghanistan Wins
Overall 9 6 1 2
World Cup Qualifiers 1 0 1 0

7:20 pm: Igor Stimac’s pre-match press conference


7:12 pm: Stimac makes two changes

India playing XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Rahul Bheke, Chinlensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose, Glan Martins, Suresh Wangjam, Brandon Fernandes, Ashique Kuruniyan, Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri

Group E as it stands

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1  Qatar 8 7 1 0 +17 22
2  Oman  7 5 0 2 +7 15
3  India 7 1 3 3 −1 6
4  Afghanistan  7 1 2 4 −10 5
5  Bangladesh  7 0 2 5 −13 2

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs Afghanistan in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers (and more relevantly for India, the bid to qualify for 2023 AFC Asian Cup). Kick-off is at 7.30 pm IST. Sunil Chhetri and Co look to build on 2-0 win over Bangladesh