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6:30 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the India vs Iran match in AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022. The kick-off is just an hour away! I’m your host Uttiyo, and I’ll be keeping you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football.
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India vs Iran: Build up
The Indian women’s football team will begin their AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 campaign against Iran at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai on Wednesday, 20th January. The other Group A match, to be played between China and Chinese Taipei, will be played at the Mumbai Football Arena earlier the same day. The Islamic Republic is making its debut at the continental stage, having played its first international match in 2005.
The game will begin at 7:30 PM IST and both teams will look to gain a lot of early momentum. The other two teams in the group have both won the tournament in the past, China leading the table with eight trophies and Chinese Taipei thrice. India, on the other hand, have been finalists twice, in 1979 and 1983.
India and Iran have faced each other three times in the past, with no results ending in a stalemate. The Blue Tigresses have been the dominating side, with two wins. The two teams first met during the Asian Cup Qualifiers in 2008, India winning at home 3-1 and Iran winning the return leg 4-1. When they met again in the Women’s Gold Cup hosted by India in 2019, the home side took all points, winning 1-0 courtesy an Anju Tamang goal in the 48th minute.
Both teams have scored five goals each against the other and India will begin the game as favourites. The hosts are currently ranked 55th, while Iran remain on 70th.