Asian Cup: India will want to draw a match against Bahrain at least in the near future.

 J P Singh Follow
Football  //  14, January 2019

Leaving behind the previous match, the Indian football team will go on a field with the intention of entering the knockout round against Bahrain in their last league match of the Asian Cup football on Monday.

Draws against the world's 113th Asian team in the pre-quarterfinals of the 97th-ranked India in the pre-quarterfinals. If this happens then after the failure of the 1984 and 2011 failures, the Indian team will enter the Asian Cup knockout for the first time. After the Golden Age of India from 1951 to 1964, it will remain special for Indian football fans on Monday night. Captain Sunil Chhetri will draw the record of Baichung Bhutia, the former captain, who plays the most 107 matches for the country. The Indian team was runners-up in Israel in 1964, but the tournament was played on the basis of round robin league, in which four teams had participated and the winner was determined on the basis of points in the league. There was no single knockout match at that time. The chance can be found even after the defeat: Even if India gets defeated on Monday, he will have a chance to reach the knockout. For this, he has to expect that the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) beat Thailand in another match on the same day. Four teams from third in six groups will make a place in the knockout round. Rules of Asian Cup Accordingly, if two teams have similar points after group matches, their rankings will be drawn from each other's matches. So if Thailand and India lose their respective matches on Monday, then in this situation, India will reach the Knockout round. India defeated Thailand 4-1 in their opening match.


If the previous record is seen then seven matches have been played between India and Bahrain, of which India has won only one match. Bahrain has won five matches while one match is drawing. India's only victory (2-0) was found in the friendship match in 1979. Both goals were shot by Shabbir Ali.

Write your comments