In the fourth match of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Indian tigers are going to face ‘Lions of Afghanistan’ at Central Republican Stadium in Dushanbe on Thursday. As of now, India hasn’t clinch any win in the ongoing tournament but in the upcoming nerve-wracking battle, the blues are more than ready to take on the strong opponents.
Both the teams had an underwhelming start in the campaign opener. But later in the second round Afghans clawed back to their winning ways as they beat Bangladesh by 1-0 verdict while Indians outplayed a goalless draw against Asian Champions Qatar.
Sunil Chhetri and team are now aiming to grab their first win in the ongoing Qualifier. It will be interesting to see whether the Blue tigers will be able to roar back in the game or Afghans will turn the tables in their favour once again.
Here’s see some of the brilliant players to watch out for at Central Republican Stadium, Dushanbe in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier 2020 between India and Afghanistan:
The great captain of Indian National Football Team Sunil Chhetri is surely the one to watch out for in the upcoming Qualifier battle against Afghanistan. The 35-year-old legendary Indian forward has established his name as the best footballer after playing some unforgettable games for his India.
Chhetri has recently become the second-highest goal scorer on the international footballing stage among the superstar players like Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Robert Lewandowski. Now when his team is going to play against powerful Afghans in the next World Cup Qualifier, he is looking forward to perform exceedingly well to lift his team to the much-needed victory.
The talented forward of ‘Blue Tigers’ Farukh Choudhary who plays for Jamshedpur FC in the domestic league is currently at his best form ahead of the important battle against Afghanistan. In the upcoming 2022 World Cup Qualifier clash, all eyes will be on Farukh as he is one of the most crucial players for the Indian Football team. It will be interesting to see how will he replicate his domestic form on such an international stage.
The star skipper of Afghanistan squad Farshad Noor is also set to dominate the Blue Tigers with the terrific momentum in an upcoming clash on Thursday. The 25-year old attacking midfielder has the ability to drive his squad singlehandedly to the impressive victory against India. Only time will tell whether he will be proved handy for Afghanistan in the next battle or not.