Find Out How to Watch the Indian Football Team’s Asian Games 2023 Opener Against China: Live Streaming Schedule and Viewing Locations
With most key players missing, the Indian football team will take on China in their Asian Games 2023 opener, in Hangzhou on Tuesday. The visitors will be playing their first match without any training session, after somehow managing to name the final squad on Friday, with the team departing on Sunday. On Sunday, India head coach Igor Stimac lashed out at ISL clubs for not releasing players for the Asian Games, as it wasn’t part of FIFA’s international fixtures window.
Stimac also revealed that senior players Sunil Chhetri and Sandesh Jhingan won’t feature in the opener, as they need to remain fit for the next two matches. The last time India faced China in the Asian Games was in 2002 in Busan, where they lost 0-2. In that edition, India had the likes of Bhaichung Bhutia, Renedy Singh and Jo Paul Ancheri in their ranks.
India has been placed in Group A, alongside China, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Initially, 13 players out of Stimac’s initial 22-player list were not released by their respective ISL clubs, which included Jhingan and first-choice goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. At that time, a 17-member squad, including Chhetri, was named for the Games. On Friday, AIFF revealed a revised 22-member team, with Jhingan also included in it.
India vs China Asian Games 2023 football match timing
The India vs. China Asian Games 2023 football match will be played on Tuesday, September 19, 5:00 PM IST.
India vs China Asian Games 2023 football match will take place at
The India vs China Asian Games 2023 football match will take place at the Huanglong Sports Centre Stadium in Hangzhou, China.
Live broadcast of India vs China Asian Games 2023 football will be available on television
On television, the India vs China Asian Games 2023 football match will be live broadcasted on Sony Sports Network.
The India vs China Asian Games 2023 football match live-streaming platform
The India vs China Asian Games 2023 football match will be live-streamed on SonyLiv.
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