India is all set to play against Maldives, Kuwait, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia in Group D.
Last Updated: 05.53 PM, Oct 03, 2022
The junior squad of the Indian men's football team is all set to kickstart their AFC U17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers campaign. The first clash will be against the Maldives and later will face Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Myanmar in Group D.
Talking about the Boys in Blue, they had qualified for the main draw of the AFC U17 Asian Cup - previously known as the U16 Asian Cup - eight times to date.
The 2023 championships will be hosted in May next year and the AFC is yet to finalize the host nation.
For India, the boys will face their biggest challenge against two-time champions Saudi Arabia, who won the junior title in 1985 and 1988.
India's best results at the AFC U17 Asian Cup had come in 2002 and 2018 when they had reached the quarter-finals.
Overall in the AFC tournament, 44 nations will be vying for the 16 available spots in the 2023 AFC U17 Asian Cup.
AFC U17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers: Team India's schedule
October 4, Tuesday: India vs Maldives - 12:00 AM IST
October 6, Thursday: India vs Kuwait - 12:00 AM IST
October 7, Friday: India vs Myanmar - 8:45 PM IST
October 9, Sunday: India vs Saudi Arabia - 11:30 PM IST
Venue: The Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium will be the centralised venue for all the matches in the group.
Where to watch AFC U17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers live in India:
There’s no live telecast of the AFC U17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers on any TV channel in India. However, the match will be streamed live on Indian Football’s Facebook Page.