India vs China Live: Sunil Chhetri Leads Indian Men’s Football Team in Quest for a Winning Start at Asian Games

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After a week filled with uncertainty, the dust has settled, and the Indian Men’s Football Team is all set for their opening match against China at the Asian Games 2023. You can catch the India vs China Live Streaming on Sony LIV and Sony Sports 5.

For live commentary of the match, please refer here:

India vs China XI India XI:

  • Gurmeet Singh (GK)
  • Lalchhungnunga
  • Sandesh Jhingan
  • Ayush Dev Chhetri
  • Sumit Rathi
  • Amarjit Singh
  • Rahim Ali
  • Rahul KP
  • Sunil Chhetri (Captain)
  • Bryce Miranda
  • Abdul Anjukandan


  • Vishal Yadav (Goalkeeper)
  • Samuel James
  • Vincy Barretto
  • Rohit Danu
  • Dheeraj Singh
  • Azfar Noorani

China XI China XI:

  • Han Jiaqi (GK)
  • Liu Yang
  • Jiang Shenlong
  • Zhu Chenjie (C)
  • Wang Zhenao
  • Xu Haoyang
  • Wang Haijian
  • Gao Tianyi
  • Tao Qianglong
  • Dai Weijun
  • Tan Long

The Indian men’s football team finds themselves in a group alongside China, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, with three crucial matches scheduled over five days. India boasts two gold medals in Asian Games football and is eager to replicate their success.

India vs China Preview: After a nine-year hiatus, the Indian team enters the tournament with high hopes. However, their preparations were marred by conflicts between the AIFF and ISL clubs regarding player releases ahead of the AFC and ISL openers.

In the first match, it’s unlikely that Igor Stimac will field captain Sunil Chhetri or Sandesh Jhingan, both of whom are overage players alongside Chinglensana. This decision arises from unforeseen circumstances that led to inadequate planning.

Chhetri also missed the King’s Cup earlier this month, and his last match minutes date back two months to the SAFF Championship. The manager faces challenges in midfield and full-back positions, making player selection a complex task.

China’s football squad sees the Hangzhou Asian Games as an opportunity to rejuvenate their performance after a string of disappointing results. China’s men’s football team has faced struggles at the Asian Games since their second-place finish in 1994, consistently exiting in the Round of 16. Under head coach Dejan Djurdjevic, many members of the 22-man lineup have extensive experience in the Chinese Super League, with regulars on the national senior team including Zhu Chenjie and Dai Weijun.

Squad: Indian Men’s Football Team for Asian Games:

  • Goalkeepers: Gurmeet Singh, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem.
  • Defenders: Sumit Rathi, Narender Gahlot, Deepak Tangri, Sandesh Jhingan, Chinglensana Singh, Lalchungnunga.
  • Midfielders: Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Samuel James Lyngdoh, Rahul KP, Abdul Rabeeh, Ayush Dev Chhetri, Bryce Miranda, Azfar Noorani, Vincy Barretto.
  • Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Rahim Ali, Rohit Danu, Gurkirat Singh, Aniket Jadhav.
  • Head coach: Igor Stimac

Match Details:

  • Match: India vs China
  • Tournament: Asian Games 2023
  • Date: 19th September 2023
  • Venue: Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou
  • Kick-off: 5.00 PM
  • Live Streaming: India vs China Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV and Sony Sports 5.
  • Live Telecast: Asian Games 2023 Live Telecast will be on Sports18.

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