With their recent success in the Intercontinental Cup and SAFF Championships, India’s football team, affectionately known as the Blue Tigers, has demonstrated tremendous growth and potential. Head Coach Igor Stimac’s tactical acumen and belief in attacking instincts have transformed the team into a formidable force on the field. By instilling a winning mentality and a cohesive playing style, Stimac has managed to bring out the best in his ideal starting XI, who have consistently delivered remarkable performances in various competitions.
As the team gears up for the AFC Asia Cup Qualifiers, their current 18th place ranking among Asian teams is a testament to their progress and reflects the strides they have made in recent times. However, they still face a challenging path ahead, as they aim to secure their spot in the FIFA World Cup 2023. The AFC Asia Cup Qualifiers will be a true test of their mettle, pitting them against some of the best teams in the continent. It will demand an immense level of performance and consistency from the Blue Tigers to prove themselves among the top-ranked teams in the region.
With their upward trajectory and the positive momentum gained in recent months, the Indian football team can approach the upcoming tournaments with optimism and confidence. As they continue to evolve under the guidance of Igor Stimac and the stellar performances of their Ideal Playing XI, the fans can look forward to witnessing the Blue Tigers make a strong impression on the world stage. The hope is that India’s rise in international football will continue, and they will become a force to be reckoned with, making their mark in global football’s most prestigious tournament, the FIFA World Cup.
FIFA World Cup next editions has been scheduled for 2026 in Mexico, Canada and United States where the most probable date on which event will be held between 11th June 2026-19th July 2026.