Blue Tigers have qualified for the AFC Asian Cup Finals for the second consecutive time.
India sealed their spot for the 2023 Asian Cup Finals even before their final qualifying match in Group D of the third-round stage on Tuesday, 17th of June versus Hong Kong.
India are all set to face Hong Kong in their final qualifier in Kolkata. This is the 5th time in the history of the continental tournament India have qualified for the Finals.
India were at the 2nd spot in Group D, tied on 6 points with table-toppers Hong Kong.
They have qualified for the finals in spite being in the 2nd spot as 5 of the 6 best second-placed teams in the third-round qualifying were ensured of berths for next year’s continental event.
India’s qualification was vouched following Palestine beat the Philippines in a Group B game.