Asian Games 2023: Indian men's and women's football teams fixtures

Indian men's and women's football teams have been given permission to participate in the upcoming Asian Games 2023 to be held in China.

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Indian men's and women's football teams have been given permission by the Sports Ministry to participate in the upcoming Asian Games 2023 to be held in China. They are set to kick off their Asian Games journey on September 19th and 21st respectively.

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India football teams are set to kick off their Asian Games 2023 journey on September 19th and 21st. Image- Khel Now

Earlier. the Indian men's football team recently won the SAFF Championship by defeating Kuwait's team in the final match in a penalty shootout. Apart from this, the team has seen much better performance on the field in the last 1 year. Now once again in the Asian Games 2023, everyone's eyes will be on Captain Sunil Chhetri's team.

Igor Stimac will lead the men's team and the squad for the same was announced earlier this month. Football at Asian games is a U-23 affair, however, three senior players are allowed. On an expected line, Stimac named Sunil Chhetri, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, and Sandesh Jhingan in the squad as three senior players for the U-23 event.

On the other hand, Thomas Dennerby will lead the Indian women's team and are placed in Group B along with Thailand, India, and Chinese Taipei, the squad is yet to be announced.

Asian Games 2023: Men's Team Fixtures

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The journey for the Indian men's football team begins with a Group A clash against China. Image- English Jagran
  • September 19: China vs India - Men's Group A (17:00 IST, Hangzhou)
  • September 21: India vs Bangladesh - Men's Group A (13:30 IST, Xiao Shan)
  • September 24: Myanmar vs India - Men's Group A (17:00 IST, Xiao Shan)
  • September 27 or 28: Men's R'16
  • October 1: Men's Quarter Finals
  • October 4: Men's Semi-Finals
  • October 7: Men's Gold/Bronze medal match

Meanwhile, the journey for the Indian men's football team begins with a Group A clash against China on September 19th in Hangzhou, followed by a match against Bangladesh on September 21st in Xiao Shan.

Also Read: Asian Games 2023: Indian Men's and Women's football draw

Asian Games 2023: Women's Team Fixtures

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Indian women's football team placed in Group B alongside Thailand, India, and Chinese Taipei. Image- The Bridge
  • September 21: Chinese Taipei vs India - Women's Group B (17:00 IST, Wenzhou)
  • September 24: India vs Thailand - Women's Group B (17:00 IST, Wenzhou)
  • September 30: Women's Quarter Finals
  • October 3: Women's Semi-Finals
  • October 6: Women's Gold/Bronze medal match

Placed in Group B alongside Thailand, India, and Chinese Taipei, the team also has an opportunity to showcase their skills and compete against strong opposition. Meanwhile, the women's team will begin their Asian Games 2023 campaign on September 21st with a match against Chinese Taipei in Wenzhou. Their final group stage match, scheduled for September 24th, will see them take on Thailand in what promises to be an exciting battle.

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