The Indian football team will be taking on China in their opening game of the Asian Games. After a poor performance in the King’s Cup where the side lost out to Iraq and Lebanon, the focus has shifted to the Asian Games 2023 where the team will be raring to secure a winner’s medal. The preparation for this competition has been marred by controversy though with several players being subject to a tug of war between the national side and their respective clubs. Igor Stimac has been vocal in his criticism of the ISL and this has not gone down well with the administrators of the game in this country. Since 2002, it has been the Under-23 teams of each nation that participated in the Asian Games with a mix of seniors. ‘Won’t Have Training Session Before First Game’ Says Igor Stimac Ahead of India’s Match Against China in Asian Games 2023.
Sunil Chettri missed the King’s Cup and India had troubles going forward in the competition. The Blue Tigers are heavily dependent on their skipper to get the goals and his overall link-up play is excellent. Sandesh Jhingan is the stalwart for the team in defence and will bring some much-needed calmness at the back. Narender Gehlot and Aniket Jadhav will not join the squad post their club match.
China started as the favourites for this game and recently beat India in an under-23 game courtesy of a 2-1 margin. Tan Long, one of the greatest names in Chinese football, will lead the attack and he will have Liu Zhurun and Fang Hao for company in the final third. Wang Haijian in midfield will make the side tick with his passing game.
When is China vs India, Asian Games 2023 Football Match? Know Date, Time, Venue Details
China will cross punches with India on Tuesday, September 19 at the Huanglong Sports Centre Stadium in Hangzhou, China. The match is slated to kick-start at 5:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Where to Get Live Telecast of China vs India, Asian Games 2023 Football Match?
Sony Sports Network are the official broadcaster of the Asian Games 2023 in India and therefore, the live telecast of the clash between China and India will be available on Sony Sports TV Channels. Football At Asian Games 2023: Check Indian Men’s and Women’s Teams Schedule at the Upcoming Continental Event.
How to Get Live Streaming of China vs India, Asian Games 2023 Football Match?
The official OTT platform of Sony Sports, SonyLIV will provide the live streaming of the high-voltage clash between China and India. Thus, fans can enjoy all the action on their electronic devices on either the SonyLIV app or website. China are likely to dominate this game from the onset and could secure a comprehensive win.
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