Abu Dhabi,Jan 10:
India will play their second group stage football match in their Asia Cup campaign against the hosts United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi today at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium.
The match will begin at 9.30 p.m. Indian Standard Time. The tournament is being held across 8 stadiums in the UAE. India started their AFC Asia Cup campaign in a stunning fashion, thrashing Thailand 4-1 on Sunday.
In terms of achievements in the sport, UAE have done something that India have never done – qualifying for the FIFA World Cup (in 1990). The nation has also been a regular at the AFC Asian Cup tournament, while this is only the fourth time India have made it to the stage.
India are the second highest ranked team in group A behind hosts UAE. The other two teams in the group are Thailand and Bahrain. The group stage matches would conclude on the 17th and Round of 18 matches will be held from 20th to 22nd of this month.