India will take on Afghanistan in their final Group E Qualifiers match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha on Tuesday, 15th June at 7:30 pm IST, 5:00 pm Doha Time.
India will begin the game with good momentum as Igor Stimac’s team will be full of confidence after completely dominating Bangladesh, capturing about 75 percent possession, and completing over 600 passes.
The Men in Blue will need the pairing of Sunil Chhetri and Manvir Singh to grind up front, with Brandon Fernandes handling the midfield, if they are to repeat their outstanding performances.
Afghanistan will take inspiration from their valiant performance against India in their previous match, in which they managed to ensure a draw in 2019.
However, Afghanistan’s recent loss to Oman means they are no longer among the top four placed teams in the World Cup qualifiers, and a loss against India would force them into the playoffs merely to qualify for the Asian Cup third round.
IND vs AFGH: Head to Head
India and Afghanistan have faced each other on nine occasions with India having a clear edge winning six games to Afghanistan’s one victory.
Both the teams last encountered in 2019, with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.
Match Name: India vs Afghanistan
Date: 15th June
Timings: 7:30 pm IST
Venue: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
IND vs AFGH: Squads to choose from
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh, Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhasis Bose, Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Glan Martins, Rowllin Borges, Suresh Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Lalengmawia (Apuia), Sahal Abdul Samad, Mohammad Yasir, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Ashique Kuruniyan, Bipin Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh, Ishan Pandita
Ovays Azizi, Hamidullah Wakily, Faisal Hamidi, Masih Sanghani, Haroon Amiri, Milad Intezar, Najim Haidary, David Najem, Hassan Amin, Hussain Alizada, Sharif Mukhammad, Omid Popalzay, Mustafa Zazai, Naeem Rahimi, Faysal Shayesteh, Samir Samandari, Maz Kouhyar, Norlla Amiri, Noor Husin, Farshad Noor, Farshid Haydari, Fardin Hakimi, Jabar Sharza, Abassin Alikhil, Amerdin Sharifi, Omran Haydary, Adam Najem, Hossein Zamani, Fareed Sadat, Zubayr Amiri
Probable Playing XI
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Rahul Bheke, Adil Khan, Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Glan Martins, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh
Ovays Azizi, Masih Sanghani, Haroon Amiri, David Najem, Hassan Amin, Milad Intezar, Omid Popalzay, Mustafa Zazai, Naeem Rahimi, Faysal Shayesteh, Amredin Sherifi
India: Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh, Brandon Fernandes
Afghanistan: Amredin Sherifi, Masih Sanghani, Hassan Amin
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhinghan, Hassan Amin, Masih Sanghani, Brandon Fernandes (VC), Udanta Singh, Omid Popalzay, Sunil Chhetri (C), Manvir Singh, Amredin Sherifi
IND vs AFGH: Final Prediction
India are expected to win this match as they are coming off a good performance in their last game. Also, their record against Afghanistan gives them an edge to come out on top this time. Also Afghanistan will be playing their second match in five days, meaning India are well rested and prepared for this encounter.