Indian football team has qualified for the finals of AFC Asian Cup 2023 defeating Hong Kong a 4-0 defeat at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium on Tuesday that ensured Igor Stimac’s side finished on top of the standings in Group D.
The win sees India complete the qualifiers with a perfect record after earlier wins over Afghanistan and Cambodia, while Hong Kong have also secured their place at next year’s finals after claiming one of the five best runners-up spots with their six-point haul.
Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly also congratulated Indian team for their whopping win vs Hong Kong that secured them a place in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 finals.
Anwar Ali struck with less than a minute on the clock to give the home side the perfect start, smashing his shot into the roof of the net after the Hong Kong defence had failed to clear Udanta Singh Kumam’s cross following a short corner.
India claimed their third with five minutes remaining as substitute Glan Martins swept the ball in from 10 yards, hitting a low shot that Yapp was unable to prevent from crossing the line and Martins turned provider in injury time as Ishan Pandita turned in the fourth.