For the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers, India face Qatar, Oman, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan challenge in Group E. The draw held in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday revealed India’s fate in the qualifiers. It could be a blessing in disguise for India who have managed to dodge big guns. However, there is one hurdle in the form of Iraq, the AFC Asian Cup 2019 winners.
The starting match will be played on September 5 and the final match to happen on June 9, 2020. The Blue Tigers are ranked 101 in FIFA Standings and they have a long and arduous journey to the top. How many years they take is the Big question. Indian football enjoyed days of glory in the past, but they are now a mere shadow of their own past. Still, it is heartening that Indian football has taken great strides and looks in great shape.