India vs Cambodia – India’s AFC Asian Cup 2022 qualifications begin Wednesday against Cambodia. The Blue Tigers meet Cambodia in the first of three group games.
This will be Igor Stimac’s team’s first game in India in nearly three years, since October 2019.
Stimac’s side is favoured in the qualifications.
To win the group, they must start well. Cambodia is ranked 171 in FIFA, but there are no easy wins. India must play well to beat Cambodia.
A win can increase their group standing, but surrendering points can hinder their qualification. India has played 15 consecutive away or neutral games. COVID-19 stopped international matches, but India can now play at home.
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They last played at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh. They play a lower-ranked team this time, too.
India’s loss to Jordan wasn’t disastrous before the qualifiers. Jordan is a better opponent than the next team. Stimac is pressured to lead his team to a group win.
For early group control, they must win. India must use crowd energy to beat Cambodia. Playing bold, attacking football and winning decisively will boost the team’s confidence.