The men's Indian football team began their Asian Games campaign on a forgettable note on Tuesday as they lost to hosts China 1-5
Asian Games: A severely-fatigued and under-prepared Indian team got a rude reality check with hosts China out-muscling them 1-5 in an opening group league encounter
India vs China Football Highlights: China thrashed India 5-1 in their opening Asian Games 2023 match on Tuesday in Hangzhou.
Indian men's football team face China in the opening match of their Asian Games 2023 campaign.
Set to play their opening match without any training session and proper rest after the last-minute announcement of the squad, India will be the clear underdogs against formidable China in their Asian Games group game in Hangzhou on Tuesday.
India conceded a late goal to lose 1-2 against hosts China in the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers on Saturday.
China are level with Denmark on three points in Group D, with England leading on six but their place in the last 16 still not assured.
The Indian men's football team has been clubbed with China, Bangladesh, and Myanmar for the Hangzhou Asian Games in a relatively easy Group A
Denmark ended a 16-year Women's World Cup absence with victory as a 90th-minute header from Amalie Vangsgaard broke China's hearts in Perth on Saturday
China has withdrawn as the 2023 Asian Cup host due to the coronavirus, football officials said Saturday, with Beijing's strict zero-Covid strategy dealing another blow to the country's sporting ambitions
China came back from two goals down to defeat South Korea 3-2 in a dramatic final and clinch their record-extending ninth title of the AFC Women's Asian Cup in Navi Mumbai on Sunday.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Japan defeated China in their qualifier and edged closer to qualification for a spot in Qatar.
The Chinese Football Association originally said on Monday the fixtures would be moved to Dubai, but the AFC clarified Tuesday they would take place in neighbouring Sharjah.
Seven Group A fixtures involving China, Syria, Maldives, the Philippines and Guam are affected, playing further havoc with the already heavily disrupted Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The Chinese Super League is poised to kick off on Saturday as planned after all players registered negative for coronavirus as part of a vast testing programme.
Chinese Super League season, which had been originally due to kick off in February, will be played under a different format instead of the usual home-and-away competition.
Chinese Football Association has banned the under-19 players from all matches until November 30.
Coronavirus has indefinitely postponed the Chinese Super League (CSL) season but it has given the national team time to bond under coach Li Tie.