India's Asiad campaign starts against Kuwait

India will lock horns with defending champions Qatar in their second Group D match on November 9, while they play their last league match against Singapore on November 11.
Sukhvinder Singh’s boys left for Guangzhou on Monday to acclimatise to the conditions and play some practice matches. The team had a preparatory camp at Cuttack from October 6 to 24.

The Asian Games will officially open on November 12 but the football event will kick off on November 7 and conclude on November 25.

Hosts China are slotted in Group A along with Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan and Japan, while Thailand, Maldives, Oman and Pakistan are in Group F.

Groupings:
Group A: China, Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Japan. Group B: Iran, Vietnam, Bahrain, Turkmenistan. Group C: Korea Republic, Palestine, Jordan, DPR Korea. Group D: Qatar, Kuwait, India, Singapore. Group E: Uzbekistan, UAE, Hong Kong, Bangladesh. Group F: Thailand, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan.

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