7/18/2019 12:55:54 AM (GMT+3)

India gets tough group in 2022 World Cup, Asian Cup qualifiers

India gets tough group in 2022 World Cup, Asian Cup qualifiers

NEW DELHI: India has been drawn in Group E of the second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers after the draw took place at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday.

India are placed in the group alongside Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The qualifiers will begin from September 5 and will take place till June 9, 2020, during all the international windows present throughout the calendar year.

India have got a fairly balanced group, but will still have to fight hard in order to advance to the next round of World Cup qualifiers and qualify for 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China.

The group stage will be played in a double round-robin format where all teams will face each other twice in home and away rule.

Qatar will be hugely tough opponents for India while Oman will also pose a difficult challenge.

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