2018 FIFA World Cup qualification - AFC
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification - AFC

‘Blue Tigers’, qualify for 2019 AFC Asian Cup by defeating Macau by 4-1 in the United Arab Emiratesat the Sree Kanteerava stadium. Securing this passage got team blue into 2019 AFC Asian Cup and will playing against top international teams. Its after six years that India qualified after winning the AFC Challenge Cup, last time India had won AFC Challenge Cup was in 2011. It was India’s fourth qualification after 1964, 1984 and 2011 in oldest football championship in the world.

Chhetri’s brilliant strike took India to victory over Macau and brought Team Blue into the AFC Asian Cup for only the fourth time in history. Team India brought their hard work in success by stepping into filed with brilliant performance. The ongoing U-17 World Cup is providing young players great opportunities to come up and serve football all over the world. The young players have found better platforms to show their talent and sports administrators have found mid way to collect new talent and serve football championship.

The Indian football team has made noticeable progress and all set to rise above through recognizable talent. The Asian Cup is a opening gate for further success for Indian football. The Indian team will only get better through Asian Cup opportunity by playing against good and experienced teams. It was awesome win with over 4,000 fans watching on a rainy day in the stadium making it a brave and huge challenge.