IND vs AFG Highlights, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India advance to Asia Cup Qualifiers 3rd round after match ends in 1-1 draw

IND vs AFG Highlights, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India vs Afghanistan ends in 1-1 draw as India advances to Asia Cup Qualifiers 3rd round
IND vs AFG Highlights, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India vs Afghanistan ends in 1-1 draw as India advances to Asia Cup Qualifiers 3rd round

IND vs AFG Highlights, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India advances to Asia Cup Qualifiers 3rd round after match ends in 1-1 draw:India vs Afghanistan ended in 1-1 draw with both teams sharing the spoils. Afghan goalkeeper Ovays Azizi conceded an own goal off an Ashique Kuruniyan cross to hand India the lead in the 75th minute before substitute Hossein Zamani drew level in the 82nd minute at the Jassim Bin Hamad stadium.

However, what this result means is that India qualifies 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.

IND vs AFG Highlights, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India advances to Asia Cup Qualifiers 3rd round after match ends in 1-1 draw

IND vs AFG Football Highlights: After a goalless first half, both teams looked to be pressing hard to break the deadlock. However, the Afghan keeper succumbed under pressure and bundled the ball into his own net to hand India the lead in the 75th minute.

However, Zamani made amends quickly with a peach of a finish to level terms at 1-1 in the 82nd minute.

India squad:

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh.

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose.

Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Apuia, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Mohammad, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan.

Forwards: Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Ishan Pandita.

IND vs AFG Highlights, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India advances to Asia Cup Qualifiers 3rd round after match ends in 1-1 draw