Sunil Chettri was the last footballer to win the Arjuna Award in 2011.
AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs Bahrain: Jamal Rashed scored the winner for Bahrain in the stoppage time.
India will have a chance to book their maiden knock-out round berth.
Sunil Chhetri will equal former captain Bhaichung Bhutia's record of highest appearances for the country.
India stunned Thailand 4-1 in their opening match last weekend to record their first victory at the tournament in over 50 years.
Hosts UAE scored in either halves of the match to beat India in the Group A match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019.
Asian Cup 2019: Highlights Football Match Score India vs UAE: Hosts UAE defeated India 2-0 in the Group A clash.
India thrashed Thailand 4-1 in their opening game.
India can expect the UAE to come hard at them after a 1-1 stalemate against Bahrain in the tournament opener.
This was India's first victory against Thailand since the Merdeka Cup of 1986.
India had gained a direct qualification to the finals of the tournament in 1964 after several Western Zone teams pulled out due to political reasons.
Jeje shot to fame when he scored a hat-trick against arch-rivals Pakistan taking India to a 5-1 win.
Since 2014, Indian football's graph has been on the rise and Jeje Lalpekhlua credits the ISL for giving Indian football a new identity.
On a high after sealing the final spot, buoyant India, led by their inspirational skipper Sunil Chhetri, will look to extend their winning run when they take on New Zealand in the Intercontinental Cup football meet on Thursday.
Captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace on his 100th international game as Indian football team thrashed Kenya 3-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena on Monday.
Mumbai are ranked sixth on the table with four points, while their opponents are comfortably placed on the second spot with nine.
Jeje Lalpheklua scored two goals, including the winner in the 90th minute, as Chennaiyin FC beat ATK 3-2 in an exciting Indian Super League (ISL) match.
India on Wednesday qualified for the 2019 Asian Cup after they pumped in three goals for a convincing 4-1 win over Macau