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The 40 Asian countries were divided into eight groups of five teams each in the draw held at the Asian Football Confederation headquarters.
Having lost both their previous matches to Tajikistan and North Korea, India were already out of contention for a spot in the final while Syria needed a win to get there.
Igor Stimac's first test at home has not turned out to be a happy one as defending champions India slumped to two consecutive defeats.
Intercontinental Cup: India fought back valiantly in the second half but it wasn't enough as North Korea ran out 5-2 winners.
India will be desperate for a better show when they take on North Korea in a do-or-die match of Intercontinental Cup football tournament on Saturday.
Sunil Chhetri, who has been in peak form in the last couple of years, has earlier won the honour in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
India squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 2-4 against Tajikistan in the opening match of Intercontinental Cup football tournament.
Igor Stimac will use the upcoming games in the tournament to have a look at all the players in action.
Bhaichung Bhutia has asked the football stakeholders to keep their egos down, looking at the betterment of Indian football.
Anirudh Thapa scored in India's 4-1 win over Thailand in the AFC Asian Cup and then again in the win against the same opposition in the King's Cup.
Defending champions India will take on Tajikistan on July 7 in the opening match of the Intercontinental Cup 2019. The final of the tournament will be played on July 18.
Anirudh Thapa's strike in the 17th minute was the difference between the two sides.
Goa Sports Minister believes the core team of FIFA are happy with the facilities at the Fatorda Stadium.
AIFF recently appointed 1998 World Cup bronze medallist Igor Stimac as the new coach of Indian Football team.
Sunil Chhetri is the world's second-best goalscorer among active players, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Indian football team has been without a coach since the departure of Stephen Constantine in January.
India won the first edition of the tournament after defeating Kenya in the final in Mumbai.
Igor Stimac's name was finalised after a marathon meeting at the AIFF headquarters in New Delhi that lasted nearly four hours.