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Indian Football Team for Asian Games 2023

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced the composition of a 22-player Indian men’s football squad for the upcoming Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China. Among the squad members, Striker Sunil Chhetri, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, and defender Sandesh Jhingan stand out as the three senior players leading the team in the tournament.

Indian Men’s Football Team in Group A

The draw for the Hangzhou Asian Games 2023 has placed the Indian men’s football team in Group A, alongside hosts China, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. While India is ranked 99th in the latest FIFA rankings, they will be the second-best ranked team in their group, with China leading the pack at 80th. Myanmar and Bangladesh are ranked 160th and 189th, respectively. It promises to be an exciting and challenging group, with India aiming to outperform their opponents and secure a spot in the knockout stages.

Here is the full squad of Asian Games 2023 Indian men’s football team

Position Players
Head Coach Igor Stimac
Goalkeepers Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Gurmeet Singh
Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem
Defenders Sandesh Jhingan
Anwar Ali
Narender Gahlot
Akash Mishra
Roshan Singh
Ashish Rai
Midfielders Jeakson Singh Thounaojam
Suresh Singh Wangjam
Apuia Ralte
Amarjit Singh Kiyam
Rahul KP
Naorem Mahesh Singh
Forwards Siva Sakthi Narayanan
Rahim Ali
Aniket Jadhav
Vikram Partap Singh
Rohit Danu
Sunil Chhetri

Historical Achievements and Appearances

The Indian men’s football team boasts an illustrious history at the Asian Games. They have previously clinched gold medals at the New Delhi 1951 and Jakarta 1962 editions while securing a bronze medal at Bangkok 1970. Hangzhou 2023 will mark the 16th appearance of the Indian men’s football team at the Asian Games, showcasing their consistent participation and dedication to the sport.

Key takeaways for competitive examinations

  • President of All India Football Federation (AIFFF): Kalyan Chaubey

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