India VS Afghanistan World Cup LIVE Football Score 15 June 2021
India vs Afghanistan Football Match Live Score Streaming, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India will be aiming to secure a place in the third round of AFC 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers with a win/draw against Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Earlier, a Sunil Chhetri-inspired India ended their winless run in international football when the captain struck a brace against Bangladesh in their previous outing. The 36-year-old striker will hope to add to his tally of 74 international goals and enter the all-time top-10 goalscorers’ list in Doha. If the Blue Tigers can avoid defeat against Afghanistan, they will finish third in their group, an improvement over the fifth-place result during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The Indian football team will look to end their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign on a high against Afghanistan in Doha and secure third spot in Group E that will take them directly to the third round of 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.
India, who occupy third place in the table, are too far behind the top-two placed Qatar and Oman and hence will have to aim for the next best outcome from the qualifiers which is direct qualification for the next edition of the continental showpiece. The Blue Tigers returned to winning ways after an 11-match winless run against Bangladesh last week and need just a point against Afghanistan to maintain their position in the Group E standings.
India though would be boosted by the 2-0 success over Bangladesh where captain Sunil Chhetri ended his four-match goalless streak. India, who rely heavily on Chhetri for goals, will feel confident given their captain has rediscovered his scoring touch.
The truth is, as it long has been, India have struggled to find an alternate source of goals and Afghanistan could use that to their advantage. The captain himself believes the goals will come for his teammates who need to show a bit more composure on the ball.