March 27, 2024Aryan Suraj Chadha

Can Indian Football team qualify for the 3rd round of World Cup qualifiers after 2-1 loss to AFG?

India can qualify for the third round after a 2-1 loss to Afghanistan by winning at least one of its next two matches.

Source: X@IndianFootball

In Scenario 1, if India wins against Kuwait and loses to Qatar, and Qatar wins all its matches, India will qualify with 7 points.

Source: AP

In Scenario 2, if IND wins against Kuwait and loses to Qatar, and QAT wins against IND and Kuwait but loses to AFG, India can still qualify with 7 points, with goal difference playing a role.

Source: X.com

In Scenario 3, similar to Scenario 2, India can qualify with 7 points but goal difference will be critical due to Afghanistan also potentially having 7 points.

Source: PTI

In Scenario 4, if India wins against Qatar and loses to Kuwait, and Qatar wins against Afghanistan and Kuwait, and Afghanistan wins against Kuwait,

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India can still qualify with 7 points, with goal difference potentially deciding qualification.

Source: @IndianFootball/X.com