New Delhi: Pitted against strong opponents in a tough group, India will kick off their Asian Games campaign against Kuwait on November 7 at Huadu Stadium, Guangzhou in China.
India will lock horns with defending champions Qatar in
their second Group D match on November 9, while they play
their last league match against Singapore on November 11.
Sukhvinder Singh`s boys had left for Guangzhou early on
October 25 to acclimatise with the conditions and play
The team had a preparatory camp at Cuttack, Orissa from
October 6 to 24.
The Asian Games will officially open on November 12 but
the football event will kick off on November 7 and conclude on
Hosts China are slotted in Group A along with Malaysia,
Kyrgyzstan and Japan, while Thailand, Maldives, Oman and
Pakistan are in Group F.
Group B includes Iran, Vietnam, Bahrain and Turkmenistan
while Group C comprises of Korea Republic, Palestine, Jordan
and DPR Korea. Uzbekistan, UAE, Hong Kong and Bangladesh form
The top two teams from each group and the four best
third-placed teams will qualify for the Round of 16.
India did not qualify for the women`s football
Group A: China, Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Japan
Group B: Iran, Vietnam, Bahrain, Turkmenistan
Group C: Korea Republic, Palestine, Jordan, DPR Korea
Group D: Qatar, Kuwait, India, Singapore
Group E: Uzbekistan, UAE, Hong Kong, Bangladesh
Group F: Thailand, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan.