Indian Captain Sunil Chhetri
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Indian men's football team will face China
in their first match of the Hangzhou Asian Games
2023 on Tuesday (September 19). The match will take place at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium and will start at 5 pm IST. Ahead of India
’s first game, Igor Stimac had a press conference where he discussed the upcoming tournament.
“Don’t be surprised if I leave out Sunil Chhetri
and Jhingan for the first game. We will not have a single training session prior to the game. Sunil missed full pre-season with Bengaluru FC because of paternity leave. We won’t risk Sunil getting injured before the World Cup qualifiers. We will sit down and talk to Sunil and Jhingan,” he said.
He then went on to say “We will give tactical preparation at the airport and on the flight. We need to let players rest once we reach Hangzhou before the first game.” “I am not thinking about the China game, I’m thinking of Bangladesh and Myanmar. This Chinese team has been playing together for some time. They will play in a 4-4-2 formation, and they have a tower of a striker, they will be a very very tough opposition. we need to consider if we want to invest our full energy into this game or skip it,”he concluded.
Given the recent controversy regarding ISL clubs and the Indian National team it is of utmost importance that Team India gets off to a winning start and hopefully make a deep run against some of the best teams on the continent
Where will India be playing China at the Asian Games 2023?
India will play China at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China
When will India play China PR in the Asian Games 2023?
India will play the hosts, China PR on Tuesday, September 19.
What time will India play China PR in the Asian Games 2023?
India will play China PR in the Asian Games 2023 at 5 pm IST.
Which channel will broadcast India vs China PR at the Asian Games 2023?
India vs China at the Asian Games 2023 will be broadcasted on Sony Sports Network.
Where to livestream India vs China PR at the Asian Games 2023?
India vs China PR at the Asian Games 2023 will be livestreamed on Sony Liv app and website.
Gurmeet Singh, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Sumit Rathi, Narender Gahlot, Deepak Tangri, Sandesh Jhingan
, Chinglensana Singh, Lalchungnunga, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Samuel James Lyngdoh, Rahul KP, Abdul Rabeeh, Ayush Dev Chhetri, Bryce Miranda, Azfar Noorani, Vincy Barretto, Sunil Chhetri, Rahim Ali, Rohit Danu, Gurkirat Singh, Aniket Jadhav.
China PR: Han Jiaqi, Peng Peng, Huang Zihao, Zhu Chenjie, Jiang Shenglong, He Yupeng, Sun Qinhan, Yeljan Shinar, Liu Yang, Gao Tianyi, Li Yongjia, Wang Haijian, Xu Haoyang, Huang Jiahui, Dai Wai Tsun, Ablahan Haliq, Fang Hao, Zhang Wei, Wang Zhenao, Tan Long, Tao Qianglong, Liu Zhurun