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Checkout India’s Exciting Draw in FIFA World Cup 2026 Asia Qualifiers

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During the draw at AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the football team of India was drawn into a group A for the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers and the 2027 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

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The group comprises Qatar, Kuwait- the runner-up of the 2023 SAFF Championships, and the winner of the forthcoming match between Afghanistan and Mongolia.

India’s aspiration to qualify for the World Cup has received a significant boost due to their recent remarkable performances. Building on their success in the Intercontinental Cup and SAFF Championship, where they claimed consecutive victories, the team aims to carry this momentum into the Asian Cup and the World Cup 2026 qualifiers.

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In the Intercontinental Cup final, Sunil Chhetri and his teammates displayed their prowess, defeating Lebanon 2-0 to clinch the prestigious title at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

India’s impressive displays on the field have resulted in the country breaking into the top 100 of the FIFA World Rankings.

Additionally, the sports ministry’s decision to relax its internal rule allows the national football teams to compete at the Asian Games 2023 without being among the top 8 teams in the continent.

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FIFA World Cup qualifying draw for Asia

Group A: Qatar, India, Kuwait, Afghanistan-Mongolia winner.

Group B: Japan, Syria, North Korea, Myanmar-Macau winner.

Group C: South Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore-Guam winner.

Group D: Oman, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Taiwan-East Timor winner.

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Group E: Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Hong Kong-Bhutan winner.

Group F: Iraq, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia-Brunei winner.

Group G: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Tajikistan, Cambodia-Pakistan winner.

Group H: United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen-Sri Lanka winner, Nepal-Laos winner.

Group I: Australia, Palestine, Lebanon, Maldives-Bangladesh winner.


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