How can India still reach knockouts in AFC Asian Cup 2023?

India suffered a crushing 3-0 defeat in their AFC Asian Cup 2023 game. They lost to Uzbekistan on Wednesday to lose two games in two matches and have 0 points.

India's next and final Group B game is against Syria and it's a must-win clash. Sunil Chhetri and company will be eliminated if they draw or lose the match.

The Asian Cup format allows two top teams from six groups and four best third-placed sides to take part in last 16.

With Australia and Uzbekistan already earning 6 and 4 points each and only one match left, India can only reach third spot.

However, to finish third, India will need to bet Syria as the West Asian side has one point from two matches. Even a win may not be enough as they will also need to finish in the top four third-placed teams.

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India were underprepared for marauding Uzbekistan.