A second half goal by Lebanon put paid to India’s hopes of retaining third place in the 49th King’s Cup 2023.
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India took the lead twice against Iraq only to concede it via penalties and eventually lost the game in a penalty shootout after the end of regulation time.
Indian Men's Football Team Head Coach Igor Stimac has announced a 23-member squad for the 49th King's Cup to be held from September 7-10, 2023 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The Indian Men's Football Team have been drawn against Iraq in the 49th King's Cup 2023; all the matches will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Thailand found the imperious Adil Khan to be a thorn in their side as the War Elephants slumped to a narrow defeat in the third place play-off match against India.
A physically and technically superior Curaçao team defeated India comfortably, but not before a clutch of Indian debutantes demonstrated that there is much promise and a way forward.