Afghanistan vs India preview, probable XI & prediction

The Indian football team will continue their AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers as they take on Afghanistan in their second game of their qualification group D.

The Afghans suffered a shock loss to Hong Kong intheir first game and will be gunning to create an impact against the Blue Tigers.

The match will take place at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Saturday (June 11) at 8:30 PM IST.

The match will be available to watch on Star Sports 3 and streaming via Hotstar and Jio TV.

India – D-D-W-L-W

Afghanistan – D-D-L-W-L

India’s probable XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK); Naorem Roshan Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali, Akash Mishra; Suresh Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad; Brandon Fernandes, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco; Sunil Chhetri.

Afghanistan’s probable XI: Ovayz Azizi (GK); David Najem, Sharif Mukhammad, Zohib Amiri, Najim Haidary; Farshad Noor, Noor Husin; Maziar Kouhyar, Omid Popalzay, Omran Haydari; Mushtaq Ahmadi.

Anirudh Thapa is a major doubt for this game as he suffered a knock in India’s win against Cambodia. Rahul Bheke could be back in the squad and on the bench as confirmed by Igor Stimac, but most probably won’t start the game against the Afghans.

2-0 win for India.