Asian Games 2023: Football Schedule, Teams List, And India Squad

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Asian Games 2023
Image Source: Times Of India

Updated: 25 September 2023

Asian Games 2023 Football Schedule, Teams List And India Squad. The Asian Games, a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia, is a spectacle that sports enthusiasts eagerly anticipate. The 2023 edition, which will be hosted in China is schedule to take place from 23 Sep to 8 Oct. The tournament will showcase the best of Asian football, with teams from across the continent vying for the coveted gold medal. 

Asian Games 2023 Football Schedule

On September 19, Football at Asian Games 2023 kicks off in Hangzhou, China, and concludes on October 7. The event showcases 32 teams competing in men’s football and 16 nations vying for the medals in women’s football. Men in blue starts its campaign against China.

MNDatevsVenueTime (IST)Results
119 SepChinaHangzhou05.00 PMChina won by 5-1
221 SepBangladeshXiaoshan01.30 PMIndia won by 1-0
324 SepMyanmarXiaoshan05.00 PMDraw
427 SepRound of 16
501 OctQuarter-Final
604 OctSemi-Final
707 OctFinal

Asian Games 2023 Indian Football Team

Men

The men’s football competition has been part of the Asian Games since its inception in 1951, while the women’s event was introduced in 1990. China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, South Korea and India have already confirmed their participation. It’s going to be an exciting and highly competitive tournament with teams from various Asian countries showcasing their skills and talent on the field.

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On July 26, Central youth affairs and sports minister Anurag Thakur confirmed the Indian Men and Women’s team’s participation in the Asian Games 2023. On Wednesday AIFF announced 22-man squad led by Sunil Chhetri for the tournament

Women

The women’s event at Hangzhou 2023 will feature 16 women’s football teams. Among the participating countries are India, China, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. These teams will be competing in the tournament. Exciting matches are expected as these nations showcase their talents in women’s football. 

Indian Women’s Football Schedule: Asian Games 2023

DateTeamTime
21 September 2023Chinese Taipei17:00 IST, Wenzhou 
24 September 2023Thailand 17:00 IST, Wenzhou 
30 September 2023Women’s Quarter-Final                   –
3 October 2023Women’s Semi-Final                  –
6 October 2023Women’s Gold/Bronze Medal Match                   –

Indian Women’s Football Squad 

Goalkeepers:  Panthoi Chanu, Sowmiya Narayanswamy and Shreya Hooda 

Forwards: Sandhiya Ranganathan, Manisha, Bala Devi, Jyoti Renu, and Pyari Xaxa 

Defenders: Ranjana Chanu, Sanju, Astam Oraon, Dalima Chhibber, Ritu Rani, Sweety Devi, Ashalata Devi

Midfielders: Dangmei Grace, Soumya Guguloth, Anju Tamang, Indumathi Kathiresan, Priyanka Devi, Sangita Basfore 

Manager: Thomas Dennerby       

Asian Games 2023 Football Draw

Team India (men’s team) has been put in Group A with hosts China, Bangladesh & Myanmar while the Indian Women’s team is in Group B with Thailand & Taiwan.

Asian Games 2023 Football – Indian Team Squad Details

The AIFF has put together a roster of under 23 players and sent it to the clubs to develop a new group of young athletes. these players could represent the country in the Asian Games, Thailand’s King’s Cup, and AFC under-23 Asian Cup qualifications. After the ministry’s approval federation will announce the squad soon. According to Time Of India report, skipper Sunil Chhetri, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and defender Sandesh Jhingan’s name is missing from the list AIFF sent to the Indian Olympic Association for the Asian Games 2023.

Past Winners Of Asian Games Football Segment

The performance in the Asian Games football tournament is always exciting. When we look at previous years’ performance, South Korea defended their championship in the men’s football event, while Japan won the gold medal in the women’s football event at the 2018 Asian Games.

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South Korea holds the record for the most titles in men’s football, with five victories. China and North Korea are the most successful teams in women’s football, each winning three titles.

India won the first-ever Asian Games in 1951. That makes them two-time champions and the third-most successful team in the competition’s history.

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