India AFC Asian Cup 2019 Team, Squad, Group, Wallpaper: We all know that there are many football fans in India and the craze of this sport is actually high in the nation. At the same time, the team of India could not really get spots in the big tournaments because their ranking is quite low, as of now. This is the reason why the AFC Asian Cup is the biggest tournament that India plays in football. The 2019 AFC Asian Cup is the 17th edition which will be held from 5th January to 1st February, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates. This quadrennial version of men’s football championship is organised by none other than the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The beginning of the tournament is not that far away and that is the reason why many information and news about this tournament is coming every single day. All the details about the updates are given in the article below. If you also want to know about the India AFC Asian Cup 2019 team, stay tuned with the article.
AFC Asian Cup 2019 Details
The 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup is the second time it will be hosted by United Arab Emirates. This year is going to be historic for the AFC Asian Cup because a lot of things have changed. Earlier, 16 teams used to perform in this tournament but now it has expanded to a 24-team-tournament. A total of 6 groups would be present and in each group 4 teams would compete against each other in the group stages.
United Arab Emirates were selected automatically, being the hosts and the other 23 teams were selected by a qualifying competition. The competition began on March 2015 and ran until March 2018 and a total of 45 national teams participated.
The Australians would walk in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 as the defending champions which will definitely keep their confidence boosted ever since the first match. They won the finals of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. The winner of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup would get the opportunity to participate in the 2021 FIFA confederations Cup which is a big deal. It is a golden opportunity for all the underrated teams to get into the second biggest tournament conducted by FIFA.
India AFC Asian Cup 2019 Fixtures:
Indian Team will play three match in the first round. Their first match will be against Thailand on 6th January 2019 in Al Nahyan Stadium (Abu Dhabi) at 17:30 PM. Second match will be played against UAE on Thursday 10 January 2019 in Zayed Sports City (Abu Dhabi). At the end of the first round of Indian team will play against Bahrain on Monday 14 January 2019 in Sharjah Stadium (Sharjah).
India AFC Asian Cup 2019 Team
First things first, India is going to be a part of group A along with United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Bahrain. It is the fourth time they are appearing in this tournament.
India Football team has not yet announced for AFC Asia Cup 2019. After their announcement we will update the Indian team squad here in this post. Please be with us to get the final squad ahead of others.
The first match that India is going to play in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 is going to be against Thailand on 6, January 2019. The winning record of India is not that good in the AFC Asian Cup but they have definitely improved themselves a lot, lately. India AFC Asian Cup 2019 team will play the second match against UAE on 10th January and the third is going to be against Bahrain on 14th January.
Being one of the oldest participants in the tournament, they definitely have the wish to go a long way this season. India AFC Asian Cup 2019 team will definitely have a great potential, since many new good players are playing for India lately.
However, India AFC Asian Cup 2019 team has not yet been revealed since the tournament is not really that close. The final squad will be released later on, for the Intercontinental Cup tournament. For now we can only wish that the India AFC Asian Cup 2019 team happens to be greatly composed.