India made history on Saturday as they qualified for the FIFA Nations Cup 2022. This is the first time that this has happened India Sport will play in the Shoppe Event, which will be held this year in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 27 to July 30, 2022. India beat Republic of Korea and Malaysia in FIFAe Nations Series 2022 playoffs and seal their qualification for showpiece
The Indian soccer team’s journey began in January 2021 when AIFF signed a partnership agreement with FIFA for the FIFA Nations Series 2021. India was among the 60 participating countries and was placed in the Middle East and Africa zone. In the FIFA Nations Playoffs 2021, India was ranked 3rd in its zone.
India ended the season with a global ranking of 22 and topped the heavyweights like Italy, Argentina and Spain in the 2021 rankings. For the 2022 season, India was moved to the Asia / Oceania region and placed in the play-ins, which would directly qualify for the playoffs (the last stage before the Nations Cup). During the play-offs, India played 32 games in 4 matches a week with 12 wins, 11 losses and 9 draws. During 4 match weeks, India retained their position in Division 1.
With this, India moved one step closer to the FIFA Nations Cup 2022 and successfully qualified for the playoffs by finishing second in the continuity points chart. During this period, India also achieved its highest global ranking of 19.
Going into the playoffs, the goal was easy for India. Win 2 matches and seal your place in the showpiece event and that’s what they did, insist. Charanjot Singh, Siddha Chandarana and Saransh Jain brought the goods for India at the crucial time as India had beaten the Republic of Korea and Malaysia and now, they will go to Denmark at the end of July.