New Delhi. Indian football team AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers In their final match of (AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers), Hong Kong (India vs Hongkong) was trampled 4-0. Team India before this match AFC Asian Cup Had qualified for 2023 (AFC Asian Cup 2023). Anwar Ali, Sunil Chhetri, Manveer Singh and Ishaan Pandita scored goals for the Indian team in the match played in Kolkata on Tuesday.
This was India’s third win in the qualifiers. Earlier, Team India had defeated Afghanistan and Cambodia. Despite the defeat, Hong Kong has also cut its ticket for the finals to be held next year. After the victory against Hong Kong, the Indian team topped Group D. On the other hand, the Hong Kong team has qualified for the AFC Asian Cup for the first time since 1968.
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Anwar Ali (2nd minute), skipper Sunil Chhetri (44th), Manveer Singh (85th) and Ishaan Pandita (93rd) scored for India. India won all three matches in the group and scored nine points. Sunil Chhetri now has 85 international goals. The match played between Afghanistan and Cambodia ended in a draw of 2-2.
India qualified for the second time in a row
The Indian team has qualified for the Asian Cup for the second time in a row. Earlier in the year 2019, when the Indian team played in the Asia Cup, it had lost two out of three group matches and finished last.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 15, 2022, 08:40 IST