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India vs Syria, AFC Asian Cup, Live Stream: When and where to watch

By Akshay - January 23, 2024 01:16 PM

India vs Syria, AFC Asian Cup, Live Stream: When and where to watch: The Indian football team is set to play its last AFC Asian Cup Group B match against Syria at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar. They will struggle to keep alive their hopes of making the knockout rounds.

The Blue Tigers kicked off their AFC Asian Cup with a disappointing 0-2 defeat against Australia

Captain Sunil Chhetri and his Indian football team are all set for their last AFC Asian Cup Group B match against Syria as they aim to clinch a win and seal a place in the knockout stage for the first time in the tournament.

Coach Igor Stimac's team suffered the same fate in the next match, where their other Group B opponent, Uzbekistan, scored three goals, leaving India at the bottom of Group B. However, the Chhetri-led Indian team has the last chance to secure. knockout qualification when they face Syria at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar on Tuesday, 23 January.

Syria has opened up a narrow one-point lead over India in the AFC Asian Cup Group B standings after playing out a goalless draw in their tournament opener against Uzbekistan. However, in their next match, they suffered a 0–1 defeat to Australia, putting them in the same risk category as India.

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Syria is currently ranked 91st in FIFA, 11 places ahead of India at 102nd. Despite the challenge, coach Igor Stimac's team is on course to victory, taking inspiration from previous wins in the Nehru Cup tournaments in 2007, 2009 and 2012. In their previous encounter during the 2019 Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad, both the teams had played out a 1-1 draw, boosting India's chances of victory on Tuesday.

Qualification opportunities for India

India needs a win against Syria in Al Bayt to finish third in Group B. However, securing that spot does not guarantee advancement to the Round of 16. Goal difference, currently at minus five after two matches, plays a crucial role if the teams are tied on points.

When and where to watch

The AFC Asian Cup match between India and Syria can be live-streamed on JioCinema app and will be broadcast on Sports18 on Tuesday, January 23, at 5:00 PM IST.

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