Afghanistan’s national football team faced India on Tuesday in Qatar for the final group match in the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers. The game ended 1-1.
In the first half, Afghanistan’s captain Farshad Noori got injured and neither team scored.
In the second half, at 75 minutes India scored its first goal against Afghanistan. At 82 minutes Afghanistan’s Hussain Zamani scored the first goal for Afghanistan and tied the game.
On Friday, Oman defeated Afghanistan 2-1 in a match held at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Qatar.
Afghanistan’s team started their campaign with a 6-0 loss to Qatar in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers.
But they came back strong, beating Bangladesh 1-0.
They lost 3-0 to Oman in their third match. Then they tied 1-1 with India before losing 1-0 to Qatar.
Afghanistan prepared for the June qualifiers with a training camp in UAE where they played a friendly match against Indonesia (3-2 win) and Singapore (1-1 draw).
After the qualifiers resumed in June 2021, they had a 1-1 draw with Bangladesh and then lost to Oman 1-2 in their last match.