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[In Pictures] Indian Football Team's arrival in Guwahati for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier game against Afghanistan

Published at :March 23, 2024 at 2:16 PM
Modified at :March 23, 2024 at 2:19 PM
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(Courtesy : AIFF media)

Samannay Sen

Indian Football team arrived in Guwahati, optimistic for redemption against Afghanistan in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Guwahati is buzzing with anticipation as the Indian Football Team touched down in the city today, ready to take on Afghanistan in the second leg of their FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier. The first encounter in Saudi Arabia ended in a goalless draw, leaving both teams hungry for a win in this home game for India.

The Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium is set to witness a passionate crowd erupt in a sea of blue as they cheer on the Blue Tigers. The team’s arrival has ignited a wave of excitement amongst fans, eager to witness a dominant performance and secure those crucial three points.

Vishal Kaith Image Source: (AIFF)

Head Coach Igor Stimac, while acknowledging the team’s strong defensive display in the first leg, has emphasized the need for sharper finishing in the upcoming match.

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New attacking sensation Vikram Partap Singh Image Source: (AIFF)

The Indian camp is aware of the importance of this qualifier. A victory could propel them further up the Group A standings, keeping their World Cup dreams alive. The passionate home support in Guwahati is expected to be a significant factor, providing the team with an extra boost on the field.

Dynamic goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Image Source: (AIFF)

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to witness their heroes in action on home soil. Tickets have been selling briskly, promising a vibrant atmosphere within the stadium.

Midfield general Lalengmawia Ralte Image Source: (AIFF)

The Indian team, led by the experienced Sunil Chhetri, will be determined to put on a show for their home crowd. The Guwahati encounter presents a golden opportunity to not only secure a win but also showcase their attacking prowess.

Rahul Bheke Image Source: (AIFF)

With the stakes high and the passionate Guwahati crowd behind them, the stage is set for a thrilling encounter. Can the Blue Tigers silence their critics and roar back to victory? All eyes will be on the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on March 26th as India takes on Afghanistan in a match that promises to be an electrifying display of football.

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