India will meet Afghanistan in their second match of Group D in the Asian Cup at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday.
India beat Cambodia 2-0 in the third round of 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Captain Sunil Chhetri scored two goals. On the other hand, Afghanistan started with a 1-2 loss in Hong Kong.
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India vs Afghanistan Head to Head Record
India (106th) and Afghanistan (150th) meet 15 times, and the Blue Tigers have won nine times. Afghanistan won one match and drew five. The Blue Tigers scored 33 points, while the Khorasan Lions scored eight.
Like the AFC Asian Cup Group D, India are now top of the table with 3 points and 2 goals. After the 2-1 victory over Afghanistan, Hong Kong ranked second with three points, one point behind. Two teams followed, with Afghanistan third and Cambodia fourth.
When it comes to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, 13 teams have already qualified and 11 places are up for filling. Six of the AFC Asian Cup winners will automatically enter, and five winners can enter. If India does reach the semi-finals, it will be the fifth time in their history that they have reached the semi-finals. The various situations that could help the Blue Tigers reach the finals of the four-year tournament are detailed below.