Indian men’s national football team will take on Saudi Arabia in the Round of 16 of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou. Football fans from every nook and corner of the country are looking forward to the highly-anticipated clash, which will go all guns blazing this evening. Meanwhile, the fans are eager to learn more about the India vs Saudi Arabia Football Live Telecast and you’ll find the relevant details below.
Saudi Arabia are currently ranked 57th whereas India are ranked 102nd in the FIFA ranking. They have always had the cutting edge over India in terms of tactical gameplay, scoring goals and results. The Indian football team have a pathetic record against Saudi Arabia and Sunil Chhetri & Co will be looking to turn the tide this time around. Let’s take a glimpse at the India vs Saudi Arabia Football Live Telecast details.
India vs Saudi Arabia Football Live Telecast in India
The all-important India vs Saudi Arabia Football Live Telecast in India is available on Sony Sports Network. Three channels will provide today’s Asian Games Football match’s live broadcast.
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India vs Saudi Arabia Football Live Streaming
The game will be live-streamed on the Sony Liv application. The match can also be streamed on Jio TV and Xstream Play apps.
India vs Saudi Arabia Football Time
The upcoming game between India and Saudi Arabia will kick off at 5:00 PM IST at the Huanglong Sports Centre Stadium in Hangzhou on September 28, Thursday.
India vs Saudi Arabia Head-to-Head
Saudi Arabia dented India’s confidence levels in the past as they have comprehensively defeated India in all three of their previous meetings. India are yet to get off the mark against Saudi Arabia and it remains to be seen how Sunil Chhetri and Co will approach the forthcoming challenge. Saudi Arabia’s first meeting against India came at the 1982 Asian Games. Saudi Arabia got the better of India by securing a 1-0 win.
In 2006, India faced Saudi Arabia twice in AFC Asian Cup qualifiers but failed to up the ante against the Asian giants as they lost 3-0 and 7-1. Historically, Saudi Arabia posed a serious threat to India but the Blue Tigers will be relying on their strength and hope their linchpin Chhetri delivers the goods in clutch moments.
“This is one of my biggest challenges as the India head coach so far. But I love challenges, I love to face them, and I never shy away from them. It will be no different on Thursday. A few players are suffering from a cold and one from an upset stomach. There are no injuries,” India’s head coach Igor Stimac said ahead of the clash.