The Indian football team has been on a roll for the past few months. The men in blue have now finished second in Group A at the Asian Games 2023.
The team is ready to play against Saudi Arabia on September 28. A win in the football match will secure a quarterfinal spot for the team, and fans are already checking various online football betting sites to place their bets on the game.
India played Myanmar recently, limiting the strong opposition to a 1-1 draw. The match was held at the Xiaoshan Sports Centre Stadium in China. With the point, India ended its round of 16 with 4 points in 3 games.
Myanmar also ended with 4 points but was placed 3rd due to its goal difference. China topped the group with 7 points. The heroics of Sunil Chhetri in the 23rd minute helped India secure the opener.
The team managed to fend off the opponents for a while before Yan Kyaw Htwe scored the equalizer in the 74th minute. The game rejuvenated India’s confidence after losing to China 5-1 in the opening game.
After the game, the Indian football team was ranked 102nd in the FIFA Rankings. The men in blue are ready to play the Group B runner-up, Saudi Arabia. The pre-quarterfinal will be played on Thursday, September 28th.
After defeating the Messi-led Argentinian team, the Saudi Arabian football team shocked the world at the 2022 FIFA World Cup opener. The squad is currently ranked 57th in the world, but it has the potential to perform much better than the rank.
The Indian team will have a task at hand: competing against a strong opponent. A massive loss against China (ranked 80) put India on the back foot. However, the team has since picked up pace and is looking strong enough to put up a good fight against Saudi Arabia.