India Create History by Qualifying for FIFAe Nations Cup 2022

India made history on Saturday when they qualified for the 2022 FIFA Nations Cup. This is the first time for India to play in the esports event, which is scheduled to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark this year, from July 27 to July 30, 2022. India beat South Korea and Malaysia in the qualifiers for the African Nations Cup 2022 FIFA World Cup to seal its qualification for the final event.

The Indian football team’s journey began in January 2021 when the Asian Football Confederation signed the agreement to participate with FIFA in the 2021 FIFA Nations Championship. India was among the 60 participating countries and was placed in the Middle East and Africa region. India finished third in their region, narrowly missing out on a place in the 2021 Football Nations Playoffs Qualifiers.

India finished the season ranked 22nd in the world and finished above heavyweights as Italy, Argentina and Spain in the 2021 rankings. For the 2022 season, India was moved to the Asia/Oceania region and secured a place in Play-Ins, which will provide direct qualification to the playoffs (the last stage before the Nations Cup). ). During the matches, India played 32 matches in 4 match weeks with 12 wins, 11 losses and 9 draws. Throughout the four match weeks, India held its place in Division 1.

In doing so, India successfully qualified for the qualifiers by finishing second in the consistency points chart, and is one step closer to the 2022 FIFA Nations Cup. During this period, India also achieved its highest global ranking of 19.

Going to the playoffs, India’s goal was simple. Win two matches and lock in your place in the awesome event and that’s exactly what they did, one might say emphatically. Charangut Singh, Syed Chandarana and Saranch Jain came with the goods for India at the crucial hour as India defeated South Korea and Malaysia and now, they will be heading to Denmark at the end of July.

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