India enters the second match of the AFC Asian Cup. The opponent is Uzbekistan. The team is 34 steps ahead of India. However, Syria has shown that points can be taken away from that team. And despite losing 0-2 against Australia in the first match, India’s fight will give confidence to Sunil Chhetri.
Today, India is going against Uzbekistan based on the confidence that the unstoppable mentality has provided against Australia. Sunil Chhetri, Sandesh Jhinghan will have to get points against Uzbeks in the second match of the group league to keep alive their dream of reaching the knock-out round of the AFC Asian Cup. But that won’t be easy at all. Because Uzbekistan is much ahead of India in length. While India is at number 102 in the FIFA rankings, Uzbekistan is at number 68. That’s why Team India is praising Uzbekistan enough. But Sunil is not one to lose before the match thinking of ranking. Especially if India can match against Uzbekistan the way they did against Australia, then it will not be surprising if Sunil gets the first point of this year’s AFC Asian Cup. And against the Uzbeks, Syria proved that in the first match.
Speeches of both camps before the match
1) Indian coach Igor Stimach: This is another important match for us. Australia’s match was great. I believe what we learned from that match will sharpen our future performances. Uzbekistan is very good. We think that they will create pressure at the beginning of the match.
Also, the head coach of the Indian team said that India will enter the field with the aim of getting three points from the Uzbekistan match. In his words, ‘We always play to win mentally. Always maintain a winning mentality. Our boys are ready. I am hoping to create more chances than I did in the first match (against Uzbekistan).
2) Uzbekistan coach Serekcho Katanech: Usually when you play against a strong team on the books, logic says that the match will be tough for you. We will try to do something on the field. But the match is completely different. They (India) are strong and aggressive. We have to find space and unleash our best selves.
When and where are India and Uzbekistan facing each other in AFC Asian Cup?
India will take on Uzbekistan on Thursday (January 18) at the Ahmed Bil Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar. Today India played against Australia on the same ground. That is, Team India is entering the familiar field.
When will India vs Uzbekistan start in AFC Asian Cup?
As per local time, India-Uzbekistan match will start at Ahmed Bil Ali Stadium at 5:30 pm local time. And according to Indian time, India-Uzbekistan match will start at 8 pm.
Which channel can you watch the match of India vs Uzbekistan directly?
This time Sports18 Network is in charge of TV broadcasting of AFC Asian Cup in India. So like other matches, India-Uzbekistan match will also be watched live on various channels of Sports18 network.
Where is the live streaming of India-Uzbekistan match in AFC Asian Cup?
You can watch live telecast of India-Uzbekistan match in AFC Asian Cup on Jio Cinema app on mobile. The match can also be watched from Jio Cinemas website. Live streaming of India-Uzbekistan match on Jio Cinemas is free of charge. Watch India vs Uzbekistan match in AFC Asian Cup for free.
And for you there is ‘Hindustan Times Bangla’. Like India-Australia match, you will get live updates of India-Uzbekistan match on ‘Hindustan Times Bangla’. You can know what is happening in the match, whether a goal has been scored, how the Indian players are playing, all in one click.