Today at Jassim-Bin-Hamad Stadium the Blue Tigers (Indian football team) will face Afghanistan in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers. The Indian football team is currently placed on six points after seven matches in comparison to Afghanistan being on five points from seven games. Indian head coach Igor Stimac stated that the Indian side won’t play for a draw against Afghanistan.
The Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu stated “I think it’s important for us to stay fresh and face this new challenge against a very good side. Afghanistan has good quality players who can manipulate the ball and convert if the chance is given. So, we need to make sure that as players, we stick to the plan and that we make life difficult for the other team and try to finish with a smile.” India went down by a solitary goal to Asian champions Qatar in their first match before defeating Bangladesh by 2-0 in their penultimate one.
Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet lastly said “We came out here without much training. Playing three games in 13 days helps the players to gain experience and maturity. We are thankful to Qatar FA for letting us come earlier, assemble, and that enabled us to prepare better.” Today at 7:30 pm IST Indian team will face Afghanistan at Jassim-Bin-Hamad Stadium in Doha in both qualifiers.